Man working on object board for controlling his arm in stroke rehabilitation at the Genesis Center for Physical Medicine &

Stroke Rehabilitation - Inpatient

If you or your loved one has suffered a stroke, you will receive treatment from an interdisciplinary team of professionals whose goal is to provide quality, motivating & compassionate care at Genesis Medical Center Davenport. A comprehensive and individualized plan of care will be developed to help you receive the maximum functional improvement in the shortest time possible.

Special Genesis Medical Center Stroke Rehabilitation Program features:

  • Specially trained and certified physical therapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists readily available to provide the highest quality care
  • Orthotists available on site as needed rehabilitation services on the Acute Neurology Stroke Unit to better prepare you for transition to the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program
  • State of the art equipment to speed your recovery:
    • Computerized Pressure Mapping seating support & Wheelchair Assessment
    • Bioness Lower Extremity Retraining System
    • SmartBalanceMaster Assessment & Training
    • LiteGait to safely improve walking

A full spectrum of rehabilitation services are available to help you continue your rehabilitation after discharge from the hospital.

Genesis Medical Center, West Campus
1401 West Central Park
Davenport, Iowa
563-421-1421

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Stroke Facts

Stroke Facts

  • 55,000 more women than men have a stroke each year
  • A stroke happens every 40 seconds in the United States
  • Each year in the United States, 795,000 people have a stroke
  • Around 610,000 of those strokes are the patient's first
  • Patients should seek medical care immediately because some treatment options are only available within a 3 hour time window

Types of Strokes

Types of Strokes

A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain has been cut off, which causes the brain cells to be deprived of oxygen and begin to die. Symptoms of a stroke are variable and are directly related to the area of the brain where the cells have been damaged. There are two major types of stroke:

  • Ischemic stroke: when an obstruction blocks blood flow to part of the brain, resulting in an area being deprived of blood. Ischemic strokes account for 87% of all strokes.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke: when a weakened vessel wall ruptures, causing bleeding in the brain. The most common cause of a hemorrhagic stroke is uncontrolled blood pressure.
  • Transient ischemia attack: often called a "mini stroke", is caused by a temporary clot. The symptoms are not permanent, but such attack is considered a warning for a full stroke to occur.

Signs of a Stroke

Signs of a Stroke

  • Hemiparesis: weakness on one side of the body
  • Hemiplegia: paralysis of one side of the body
  • Dysarthria: difficulty speaking due to slurred speech
  • Dysphagia: trouble swallowing
  • Aphasia: difficulty getting words out or understand what is being said
  • Loss of emotional control and changes in mood
  • Behavior changes: improper language or actions, impulsiveness
  • Cognitive challenges: problems with memory, judgment, problem-solving
  • Impaired fields of vision: inability to see peripherally or trouble with spatial perception

Stroke Risk Factors

Stroke Risk Factors

Many of the risk factors associated with a stroke can be controlled or reduced. It is extremely important to see a health professional and follow their guidance in reducing your risks. These Risk Factors include:
  • Alcohol use
  • Atherosclerosis: thickening of the artery walls
  • Atrial fibrillation: irregular or rapid heart rate
  • Circulation problems
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension: high blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Illegal drug use
  • Obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Sleep apnea
  • Tobacco use/smoking

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