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Stroke Rehabilitation

The Stroke Rehabilitation Program at Miami Valley Hospital Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio provides acute, inpatient rehab and outpatient services tailored to the physical, emotional, language, social, and cognitive needs.

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Symptoms of stroke may include numbness, weakness often on one side, confusion, vision problems, slurred speech, trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, and loss of coordination. 

Stroke rehabilitation is most effective when the patient, family, and rehabilitation staff work together as a team.

Post-acute services may include inpatient rehabilitation, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient single-service physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy.


An evaluation conducted by our rehabilitation coordinator, in consultation with a physiatrist must reveal, at the minimum, the following for admission to our inpatient rehabilitation unit:

  • Medical issues requiring regular physiatry management
  • Rehabilitative nursing intervention
  • Multiple therapy discipline needs

Conditions Treated 

Conditions associated with a stroke could include:

  • Aphasia (language disorder due to brain damage)
  • Foot drop (difficulty lifting the foot)
  • Hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body)
  • Homonymous hemianopsia (loss of half of the field of view on the same side in both eyes)
  • Neglect


Individuals who have suffered a stroke can benefit from services offered by our stroke rehabilitation program including:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Cognitive (thinking) retraining
  • Communication – Language (aphasia training)
  • Community re-integration
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing – a speech therapist performs a motion X-ray study to assess a patient’s swallow and safety with eating)
  • Eating/swallowing (dysphagia training)
  • Education and support
  • Equipment and training
  • Medication management
  • Mobility
  • Orthotic (custom-made inserts that fit inside a shoe) equipment and training
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Safety
  • Stroke support group

Preparing for Stroke Rehabilitation

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Content Updated: May 6, 2015

These Miami Valley Hospital locations offer Rehabilitation Services.
Outpatient Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine at Coffman Family YMCA
90 Remick Blvd. Springboro, OH  45066
Rehabilitation at Claybourne Medical Center
1525 E. Stroop Rd. Kettering, OH  45429
Rehabilitation at Miami Valley Health Center Huber Heights
6251 Miami Valley Way Huber Heights, OH  45424
Rehabilitation at Miami Valley Hospital
One Wyoming St. Dayton, OH  45409
Rehabilitation at Miami Valley Hospital North
9000 N. Main St. Englewood, OH  45415
Rehabilitation at Miami Valley Hospital South
2400 Miami Valley Dr. Centerville, OH  45459
Rehabilitation at SureCare Medical Center
360 W. Central Ave. Springboro, OH  45066
Rehabilitation at the Wright Health Building
1222 S. Patterson Blvd. Dayton, OH  45402
Rehabilitation in Beavercreek
1244 Meadow Bridge Dr. Beavercreek, OH  45434
Rehabilitation in Jamestown
4940 Cottonville Rd. Jamestown, OH  45335
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