Stroke Rehabilitation Program

Stroke Rehabilitation at INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation

At INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation in Oklahoma City, we are committed to providing a consistent, patient-centered programs for the delivery of stroke rehabilitation and physical therapy in Oklahoma. In addition, our foremost stroke program aims to improve the lives of stroke survivors and their families. Early intervention by rehabilitation professionals stimulates recovery in physical, cognitive, psychological and speech deficits that result from the stroke and helps individuals regain their maximum abilities in those areas.

INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation in Oklahoma City offers both inpatient and outpatient stroke rehabilitation, physical therapy, and recovery programs to patients of all ages whose disabilities vary in severity.

The impact of a stroke may be:

  • Weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis)
  • Paralysis on one side of the body (hemiplegia)
  • Impaired balance or coordination
  • Speech and language difficulties (aphasia)
  • Trouble swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Loss of emotional control and changes in mood
  • Cognitive changes, problems with memory, judgment, problem-solving or any combination of these
  • Impaired bowel or bladder control
  • Difficulty performing daily tasks
  • Fatigue

Stroke Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy FAQs

What specialized technology does the INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation stroke program offer?

The INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation stroke program utilizes specialized technology to enhance the traditional therapies provided. Some examples of the technology that is available in the INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation stroke program:

  • Mobility Center—The Mobility Center at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation uses technology to help you regain your ability to walk.
  • Lokomat ®—Robotic assisted walking therapy that uses computerized legs, harness, and treadmill. It promotes a natural walking pattern with multiple adjustments for pace and assistance level.
  • Ekso Skeleton with Variable Assistance—Robot-assisted walking therapy that allows wheelchair users to stand up and walk. The exoskeleton is a wearable bionic suit. You can walk with it on land (as opposed to Lokomat that is attached to treadmill).
  • Aquatics—The aquatic center at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation uses the properties of water to enhance physical therapy treatments to help with walking and balance.
  • Bioness ®—A system that delivers low-level electrical stimulation to activate the nerves that controls the muscles in the ankle (leg device) or hand and forearm (arm device). The foot system helps someone who has foot drop to walk. The hand system helps someone with hand weakness to reach, grasp, open and close the hand.
  • Vital Stim ®—A system that delivers external electrical stimulation therapy to the throat muscles for the treatment of dysphagia (trouble swallowing).
  • Galileo ® Vibration System—alternating vibration system used in conjunction with other therapies to facilitate and enhance functional movement

Who Are The Members Of The Interdisciplinary Stroke Team?

A patient who has suffered a stroke can be admitted to INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation from another hospital, rehabilitation program or from home by a patient, physician or family referral. You and your caregiver(s) are the primary team members. We aim to individualize your treatment plan to work on what is important to you. Our interdisciplinary team members may include:

  • Physical medicine physicians led by our Stroke Medical Director
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Speech/language pathology
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Nurse case management
  • Social work
  • Psychological services
  • Recreational therapy
  • Music therapy 
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Rehabilitation Nursing

How Does The INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Stroke Program Compare To Other Programs In The Nation?

In 2018, the stroke specialty program at INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation served 339 individuals.

CARF Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, known as CARF, is the accrediting body for inpatient rehabilitation programs. INTEGRIS Health Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation is one of only three inpatient rehabilitation facilities in Oklahoma accredited for its stroke specialty program.

This type of accreditation is granted only to organizations that show substantial fulfillment of the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated that its programs and services are of the highest quality.

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