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Stroke Recovery

Stroke Recovery services offered in the greater Bel Air, MD area

The rehabilitative care you receive in the first few months after a stroke plays a significant role in your overall recovery. At Wellspring Clinic, customized stroke recovery services are available to restore your motor control, speech, memory, and other functions. Board-certified physical medicine physician Nkiruka Arene, MD, and a team of therapists focus on helping you regain your independence and quality of life while reducing your risk for additional strokes. Call the Bel Air, Maryland, office to schedule a stroke recovery consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Stroke Recovery Q & A

What is stroke recovery?

A stroke occurs when there’s a disruption in blood flow to part of your brain. In an ischemic stroke, a blood clot blocks blood flow. A hemorrhagic stroke describes the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain.

The lack of sufficient blood flow damages or destroys brain tissue, which can affect many functions of your body and lead to disability or death.

Wellspring Clinic offers stroke recovery services in-office to help your brain and body heal from the trauma of a stroke. Dr. Arene specializes in rehabilitative therapies to address the physical side effects of stroke, including paralysis.

When will stroke recovery start?

The stroke recovery services at Wellspring Clinic begin after your discharge from the hospital. Dr. Arene provides the rehabilitative therapies you need to help you transition from hospital care to home care.

Stroke recovery includes customized therapies to restore your physical health and independence. Rehabilitation is available to address stroke-related issues like:

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Difficulties with speech
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Physical pain in the extremities

Dr. Arene can also provide resources to address mental and emotional issues like depression and anxiety that can occur after a stroke.

Typically, the first three months following a stroke are vital for your recovery. It can take several months or years to restore your brain health and physical function to pre-stroke levels.

What is involved in stroke recovery?

Wellspring Clinic offers personalized stroke recovery services based on your individual needs and the severity of your stroke issues. Dr. Arene coordinates your care with a network of specialists that provide:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy includes exercises that work to improve your muscle coordination and help you relearn essential motor skills necessary for independent living.

Speech therapy

Speech therapy helps you recover your ability to speak clearly and can also help you understand speech.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy provides resources you can use to improve life skills like dressing, eating and drinking, bathing, and reading.

Additionally, Dr. Arene offers strategies to address any setbacks you experience in your recovery and also provides services to lower your risk for another stroke.

Call Wellspring Clinic to schedule a stroke recovery consultation for yourself or a loved one, or book an appointment online today.