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Stroke recovery is a process and a team effort — no one does it all at once and no one does it alone.

That's why at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute, we work together with patients in our inpatient stroke rehabilitation program and their families, setting the stage for long-term recovery.

Our patients achieve stroke recovery by focusing on ability rather than disability, which ultimately allows them to accomplish milestones once considered impossible.

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System, our program has full access to the vast resources of a major academic medical center. All physicians on the stroke unit are faculty members of the UM Department of Neurology. Our patients benefit from the exchange of clinical expertise this brings and from opportunities 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

However, inpatient rehabilitation can greatly improve long-term outcomes. Our program allows patients to recover in an environment that is caring and supportive.

Stroke Recovery Services

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

  • Physical and 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 to involve them in the rehabilitation process and to prepare them for meeting the patient's needs after discharge.

Ongoing patient and family support is available through our support group's monthly meetings, which provides education and resource information in a social forum.

Case Managers

The case manager is the link between the family and the members of the patient's care team. The case manager keeps family informed about patient progress and helps them make discharge plans and preparations. In addition, the case manager serves as the point of contact for insurance issues, working closely with the family and the insurer to identify and address any potential problems.

Contact Us

We encourage you to visit for a hospital tour and to meet with a member of our Stroke Rehabilitation team. Call 410-328-8680 to schedule an appointment or for a referral.