Stroke patient in therapy.Med1Care Therapy Partner’s physical therapists specialize in the treatment of strokes. We offer a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach, focusing on building skills and maximizing independence.

Stroke Care Overview

Often referred to as a cerebrovascular accident, a stroke is defined as an accident to the brain with “rapidly developing clinical signs of focal or global disturbance to cerebral function, with symptoms lasting 24 hours or longer, or leading to death, with no apparent cause other than of vascular origin and includes cerebral infarction, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage” – World Health Organization. However, a stroke is no accident. It is more like a “brain attack” like a “heart attack”.


  • 85% are caused by an interruption of blood flow to a part of the brain.
  • 15% are caused by a blood vessel burst.

Time is Brain Function:

  • Each minute untreated, millions of neurons die.
  • This is why it is so important to get the proper treatment.


F.A.S.T - Stroke Symptoms

Face Drooping | Arm Weakness | Speech Difficulty | Time to Call 911
Visit American Stroke Association website.

Watch for:

  • Sudden numbness/weakness of face or extremities, especially if on one side of the body.
  • Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech.
  • Trouble seeing.
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • Severe headache with no known reason.


  • The earlier the better. The sooner we can get you moving the better outcomes and potential for decreasing the severity of the stroke. We base the type and intensity of our therapy based on our individual needs.
  • Goals for Rehab:
    • Prevent complications
    • Minimize impairments
    • Maximize function
  • Treatment Techniques:
    • Strength Training
    • Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
    • Orthotics
    • Mirror Therapy

Benefits from Stroke Rehabilitation at Med1Care Therapy Partners:

  • Here we not only provide 1 on 1 assessment/treatment to allow individualized and unique care based off of your unique stroke, but we also provide efficiency and effective care by using up-to-date evidence-based Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs)
    • CPGs Med1Care Therapy Partners have referenced:
      • Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations 6th Edition.
      • Clinical PRactice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function Following Chronic Stroke, Incomplete SPinal Cord injury, and Brain Injury.
      • VA/DOD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Stroke REhabilitation Version 4
  • We are here for the long haul. We will provide a Life-long continuum of care to address your physical, psychosocial, and functional needs.
  • Our Goal is to optimize your health status, function, independence and Quality of Life.

Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.