Stroke Rehabilitation

Latest Updates

FALL EDITION OF THE STROKE REHABILITATION  INTENSITY NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE

This issue features:

  • stories from two organizations about how they have improved their stroke rehab intensity;
  • a section on the importance of accuracy for Service Interruptions and how it can impact your RI metric;
  • a knowledge check regarding patients with low tolerance and their appropriateness for rehab. This includes tips for achieving rehab intensity targets for these patients.

Please consult the Rehab Intensity Resources tab on this webpage for more details and to access the newsletter.

November 7, 2019

New Virtual Learning Classroom Module : Management of the Upper Extremity Following Stroke

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Management of the Upper Extremity Following Stroke:

A Guide for Healthcare Providers

This e-learning module was developed as a collaborative effort between Christine Grant, Physiotherapist and the West GTA Stroke Network.  The module focuses on the Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder Join Complex and discusses the changes that can occur to the upper extremity following a stroke.  This module focuses on the prevention and management of hemiplegic shoulder pain and reviews appropriate positioning principles to use with stroke survivors. Check the e-learning page of the West GTA Stroke Network website to access the module.

June 27, 2019

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Rehabilitation

What is stroke rehabilitation?

Stroke Rehabilitation is a progressive, dynamic, goal-oriented process aimed at enabling a person with impairment to reach his or her optimal physical, cognitive, emotional, communicative and/or social functional level.

Stroke Rehabilitation is known to reduce disability and dependence for stroke survivors, and evidence shows that more is better. Rehabilitation activities begin early after the stroke occurs, once the stroke survivor is medically stable and can identify goals for rehabilitation and recovery.

Where does stroke rehabilitation occur?

Rehabilitation is a process not a place. It can occur in the hospital setting, outpatient setting, community or home. Where rehabilitation takes place depends on factors like severity of the stroke, the nature of rehabilitation goals and availability of services.

Clinical Resources

FORMS (Referrals), BROCHURES and FACT SHEETS

Brochures and Fact Sheets 

Regional Referral Tools and Forms - Outpatient and Community Rehab

Regional Referral Tools and Forms -Spasticity

Rehab Intensity Resources

STROKE BEST PRACTICES IN REHAB

HOT TOPICS IN REHAB

EVIDENCE BASED RESOURCES

Alpha FIM®

REHAB OPERATIONAL COMMITTEE PAGE

rehab contact

Regional Rehabilitation Coordinator

Stacey Williams   M.Sc.(OT), OT Reg.(Ont.), MHM

West GTA Stroke Network

Email – Stacey.Williams@thp.ca

Trillium Health Partners

150 Sherway Drive, Main Floor, Room 1480

Toronto, ON, M9C 1A5

Tel:  905-848-7580 Ext. 5683

Fax: 416-521-4185

 

 

 

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