Outpatient Rehabilitation


Recovery from a stroke is ongoing. The goal of outpatient rehabilitation is to help me to be independent and participate in meaningful activities when I am back living in the community.

What will happen?

  • I will attend an outpatient program on average 2-3 times per week.
  • I will participate in therapy as much as possible.
  • I will learn how to continue to manage my health and well-being.
  • I will learn how to find resources in the community to support my interests.
  • I may be assessed for my ability to return to driving or return to work when appropriate.
  • It is helpful to have a family or friend (if available) to support me.

Who will I see?

  • Physiatrist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, registered dietitian, social worker, etc.
  • How long will I stay?
  • Soon after I start therapy, the care team will inform me how long I will attend outpatient rehabilitation.
  • The length of time will depend on my rehabilitation needs/goals

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