A stroke can cause problems with speech, vision, memory, balance or coordination. It can leave part of the body weakened or paralyzed, among other physical problems. Patients may have to relearn how to walk, talk, or perform daily activities.
At Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital, we focus on helping our patients regain life skills and learn new ways to do tasks. Our comprehensive program also addresses each patient's personal goals. The following are some of the physical and mental problems that a stroke can cause:
- Weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, or in one arm or leg
- Muscle stiffness or muscle spasms
- Balance or coordination problems
- Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
- Being unaware or ignoring one side of the body, or being unaware of the stroke's effects
- Memory, thinking or learning problems
- Pain, numbness or odd sensations
- Difficulty swallowing
- Bowel or bladder control problems
A Team Effort
Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital's team of therapists helps patients achieve their health and wellness goals by bringing together a highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary team including:
- Physical therapists to help patients with movement, balance and coordination problems.
- Occupational therapists to work with each patient to regain daily living skills.
- Speech-language pathologists to help with language skills.
For more information about our services, or to schedule an appointment, contact us at:
Outpatient Centralized Scheduling