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At the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, we’re always looking ahead. That’s why our stroke recovery and rehabilitation program helps patients reach milestones once considered impossible.

We work together with patients in our inpatient stroke rehabilitation program, as well as with their families and caretakers to set the stage for long-term recovery.

All physicians on the stroke unit are faculty members of the University of Maryland Department of Neurology. Our patients benefit from the exchange of clinical expertise and the opportunity to be part of research studies and clinical trials.

Our Approach to Stroke Recovery

Stroke patients and others with neurological disorders are likely to have trouble with:

  • Mobility
  • Swallowing
  • Language and communication
  • Performance of daily living skills

Inpatient rehabilitation can greatly improve long-term outcomes. Our inpatient program promotes recovery in a caring and supportive environment.

Stroke Recovery Services

Together, our team of physicians, therapists and specialists, care exclusively for patients who have experienced a stroke. Our team will tend to physical, psychological and emotional needs through:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Social and cognitive retraining
  • Group treatment and education

Family Involvement

We are dedicated to educating and supporting family members. The patient care team holds regular family conferences. These conferences will directly involve family members and care takers in the rehabilitation process, in order to best meet our patients' needs after discharge.

Ongoing patient and family support is available through our support group's monthly meetings, which provide educational resources in a social forum.

Case Managers

Case managers are the link between families and members of the patient's care team. Case managers keep families informed about patient progress,  coordinate discharge plans, and help prepare for life after the hospital. In addition, case managers serve as points of contact for insurance carriers, working closely with families and insurers to identify and address any potential concerns or issues that may arise during the recovery process.