About Stroke Rehabilitation

Every year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. suffer a stroke. The disease, which occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked, is one of the leading causes of disability in adults. Stroke recovery can seem overwhelming in the beginning, but your chances of regaining strength and independence increase significantly when you work with top-notch rehabilitation specialists.

The Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute draws together the expertise of more than a dozen specialties to build a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Our compassionate team members are experts in treating complex strokes. Advanced treatment plans involve next-level technologies, including robotics for mobility training and image-guided procedures for pain management. Our goal is help you meet your own long-term goals and help you get the most out of life.

Our team includes physiatrists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, rehabilitation nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, speech and language pathologists, registered dietitians, clinical social workers and case managers.

Causes and Symptoms

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or cut off. This causes damage to brain cells, which affects other parts of your body. It can affect how you think, move and feel. Damage can vary widely, based on the duration of the blockage and the area where it happened.

Strokes are divided into three types. Ischemic strokes, the most common, are caused when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by bleeding in or around the brain. Transient ischemic strokes are also known as mini strokes. These are caused by brief blockages, with symptoms lasting only a short amount of time.

Stroke symptoms include:

Outcomes Data

The Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute outperforms the national average when it comes to helping patients return to the community.

  • Discharged Back to the Community

    86.9% of our patients are discharged back to the community (national average is 82.2%)

  • Specific to Stroke Rehabilitation

    We discharge 86.2% of our stroke patients back to the community, compared with the national average of 79.9 percent

Commitment to Excellence

The Orlando Health Advanced Rehabilitation Institute has earned national recognition for our inpatient rehabilitation program and treatment of brain injuries, strokes and spinal cord injuries.