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Stroke Program

My Approach

What our patients say....

They are a great team. I THOUGHT i would never have a satisfactory recovery from stroke, but the team at Engage has given me hope and a new outlook. Emily is everything you want in a physical therapist, Actively involved, empathetic, completely focused on the patient's needs. Brilliant, attentive. I am so glad I found Engage Therapy. Liz, has assembled a spectacular team . Occupational therapy has shown me that I can get my hand back. I am overjoyed by the results.


We offer an individualized and integrated program including physical, occupational, speech and exercise treatment for returning to a full life with multiple sclerosis.

Our focus is on recovery and function!

  • Neuroplasticity is the ability for your brain to make changes and recover.  This principle is the foundation of what we do.  We help your brain to be able to rewire with the right input.  This recovery can happen at any time, (whether it was 3 months ago or 5 years ago).  We believe in recovery! We join you on a journey (and you are in the driver's seat) and are part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Physical therapy uses exercise of all types to help you stay as independent as possible. Your therapist will help you find which exercises are best for you.  

    • You can learn exercises to address:​

      • Aerobic exercise to improve mobility and endurance

      • Movement training to improve return of movement and movement control with a focus on function and everyday activities

      • Vestibular rehabilitation and vision training as needed for balance and dizziness

      • Functional training to return to your life goals

      • Dual task training: To access automatic movement pathways in the brain. 

      • Strengthening with a focus on retraining the brain body connection

  • Occupational therapy teaches you how to be as independent as possible. 

    • You can learn how to use equipment or aids to help you with your daily life. This includes aids that help you eat, get dressed, bathe, and do other tasks. 

    • This therapy also helps you learn how to save energy while you do those tasks. And you can learn how to do them while using a cane, a walker, or a wheelchair.  "

    • Cognitive" is a word that refers to your brain's ability to do things like remember, solve problems, and make decisions. A stroke can make these things harder.  Therapy can often retrain your brain to find other ways to do these tasks. For example, you may learn to rely on other ways to remember and stay organized, like using a computer, a cell phone, a notebook, or a filing system.  This therapy can also help you deal with depression, anxiety, stress or fatigue. This is important, because these problems can all affect how well you can think and remember.

  • Speech therapy can impact how you talk and swallow.   

    • Improving speech production and intelligibility. 

    • Strengthening the voice with exercises to improve hoarse, breathy, or strained voicing. 

    • Language training to help people with aphasia improve their word-finding, comprehension, reading, and writing/spelling skills. Click here for more information about our aphasia program. 

    • Identifying swallowing problems and recovering from these with exercises for the swallowing muscles. Speech therapy can also help you decide what foods and drinks are safe to eat, and develop strategies to help you safely eat the foods you love. Click here for more information about our swallowing assessment (FEES). 

    • Cognitive training to improve thinking skills like memory, attention, and problem solving. Developing strategies to help you return to work and other daily activities.

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