Event Title

Inpatient rehabilitation following stroke: A retrospective case study

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

7-4-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

7-4-2017 6:00 PM

Description

Background and Purpose: The subject selected was a Caucasian male who experienced a right middle cerebral artery stroke in mid-September of 2016. The purpose of this case study is to describe the functional improvement s made for a patient diagnosed with stroke following treatment in an inpatient rehabilitation facility where physical therapy emphasis was on research supported functional training. A subsequent objective of this study would be for it to contribute or inspire higher level research in the future. With the growing number of households affected by stroke, it is important that rehabilitative methods lead to the best possible outcomes.

Case description: The patient is a 63 year old Caucasian male who experienced a stroke. The patient was transferred to Alexian Brothers In-Patient rehab in late September 2016 to assist with further recovery. He was discharged to a skilled nursing facility in mid-October following 17 treatment days on the rehab unit, including initial assessment on day l and discharge reassessment on day 17. During the patients stay, he did not receive treatment on 3 weekend days. Each day of treatment, the patient received one hour of physical therapy, one hour of occupational therapy, and one hour of speech therapy. Outcomes: Following the patient 's stay on the rehab unit, he made significant functional gains in bed mobility , ambulation , toileting, stairs, and other activities of daily life as measured by the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), as well gains on the Berg Balance Scale (BBS).

Discussion: While in inpatient rehabilitation, patients who are completing physical therapy following a stroke may benefit from using evidence based treatment options that focus on functional training.

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Inpatient rehabilitation following stroke: A retrospective case study

Hall of Governors

Background and Purpose: The subject selected was a Caucasian male who experienced a right middle cerebral artery stroke in mid-September of 2016. The purpose of this case study is to describe the functional improvement s made for a patient diagnosed with stroke following treatment in an inpatient rehabilitation facility where physical therapy emphasis was on research supported functional training. A subsequent objective of this study would be for it to contribute or inspire higher level research in the future. With the growing number of households affected by stroke, it is important that rehabilitative methods lead to the best possible outcomes.

Case description: The patient is a 63 year old Caucasian male who experienced a stroke. The patient was transferred to Alexian Brothers In-Patient rehab in late September 2016 to assist with further recovery. He was discharged to a skilled nursing facility in mid-October following 17 treatment days on the rehab unit, including initial assessment on day l and discharge reassessment on day 17. During the patients stay, he did not receive treatment on 3 weekend days. Each day of treatment, the patient received one hour of physical therapy, one hour of occupational therapy, and one hour of speech therapy. Outcomes: Following the patient 's stay on the rehab unit, he made significant functional gains in bed mobility , ambulation , toileting, stairs, and other activities of daily life as measured by the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), as well gains on the Berg Balance Scale (BBS).

Discussion: While in inpatient rehabilitation, patients who are completing physical therapy following a stroke may benefit from using evidence based treatment options that focus on functional training.