Stroke Rehabilitation

Recovery After Stroke

A stroke – also referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) – can have a major impact on those it affects. Paralysis, changes in personality, loss of memory, speech deficits and other serious symptoms can have a lasting influence on patients and their families. However, research has shown that participation in a specialized stroke rehabilitation program helps patients maximize their recovery and independence for a better quality of life after surviving a stroke.



Our Approach To Stroke Rehabilitation

No two stroke patients are alike. Every person who enters the stroke program at one of our hospitals is individually evaluated and a treatment plan is developed around each person's needs and abilities. Patients receive a minimum of three hours of therapy a day, on both an individual and group basis. One-on-one therapy focuses on individual skills, while group therapy will allow patients facing similar challenges to work together. Our stroke rehabilitation teams are led by board-certified physiatrists (medical doctors specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation) and include rehabilitation therapists, nurses and various medical professionals with the expertise, experience and care that you and your family deserve.
Stroke Program Team
  • Physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Licensed physical therapists
  • Registered occupational therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Certified recreational therapists
  • Neuropsychologist/Psychologist
Advanced Certifications Held By Team Members
  • NDT (Neurodevelopmental Training)
  • Neuro-IFRAH (Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation)
  • NCS (Neurological Certification Specialist designated by the National Physical Therapy board)
  • CBIS (Certified Brain Injury Specialist)
  • Certified Vestibular Therapist

  • Vital Stimulation Certification

  • Board-Certified Neuropsychology

Services and Programs
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Body weight-supported treadmill
  • Stroke prevention education
  • Neuropsychology services
  • Animal-assisted therapy
  • Vision testing
  • Recreational therapy
  • Aquatics therapy
  • Vestibular and hearing rehab
  • Full care coordination
  • Community re-entry
  • Splinting and casting
  • Spasticity control
  • Light gait


*Advanced certification staff members and services vary by location.

Determination Drives A.T.'s Recovery After Stroke

One day he was fine and then next day he couldn't stand, walk or move his hand. At the age of 42, A.T. was sitting on the couch waiting for his wife to get off work when he began to realize he couldn't feel his right side. A.T. Spend 2 weeks in inpatient rehab, 6 months in our Day Neuro Program and another 3 months in outpatient therapy recovering from his stroke. He improved every step of the way and continues to push himself to reach his goals.


What Sets Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation Apart?

Our medical staff is committed to quality and dedicated to research. Many of our nursing and therapy staff have received the highest level of training and certification, and we foster a culture of continuing education with our employees. We are always working to get better so that our patients can have better outcomes and improved quality of life.
Baylor Scott & White Rehab - Dallas has received repeat recognition by U.S. News & World Report, and the only rehabilitation hospital in North and Central Texas to be named "High Performing" in 2019.
All of our hospitals have earned the Joint Commission's Stroke Rehabilitation Certification - a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting the highest standards of excellence in patient care.
We are the largest rehabilitation network in Texas with an extensive continuum of care that's designed to help you maximize your recovery no matter where you are along your recovery journey.

What's Next?

If you or a loved one is looking for the right place for stroke rehabilitation, choosing the right facility can make a huge difference. Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation hospitals treat hundreds of stroke patients every year and have the experience to help you maximize your life after a stroke.

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Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation

Following inpatient rehab for stroke, most patients need to continue physical, occupational and/or speech therapy after they discharge. We have more than 90 outpatient therapy clinics across North and Central Texas with licensed therapists ready to help you continue your recovery.

Home Health Stroke Rehabilitation

Some patients may benefit from our Home Health services following inpatient rehab for stroke. Our Home Health services are available throughout most of DFW and we have a team of dedicated therapists and nurses ready to assist you in the comfort of your own home.