Stroke is a life-threatening medical emergency. A stroke occurs when blood flow and subsequently oxygen flow to the brain stops. This deprives the brain of blood and oxygen. There are two kinds of stroke, ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke.

Ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel in the brain. This blockage causes brain cells to die. The extent of brain damage can be reduced with very timely medical treatment

Hemorrhagic stroke is cause by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds into the brain. This loss of blood combined with the inter-skull pressure the extra blood creates can cause the onset of stroke symptoms.

Stroke rehabilitation is an important part of recovery after stroke. Inpatient stroke rehabilitation programs are intensive in speech, physical and occupational therapy with the goal for patients to regain skills to the fullest extent possible.

To request an inpatient stroke rehabilitation assessment, please call (816) 223-7893.