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Atrium Health’s Carolinas Rehabilitation has one of the largest and most comprehensive stroke rehabilitation programs in the Southeast, offering state-of-the-art care at several locations throughout Charlotte and the surrounding area.

Our stroke program was awarded certification from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and was one of the first facilities in the nation to apply for and receive this certification.

Carolinas Rehabilitation is the first institution in the world to implant an investigational implantable neurostimulation system currently being studied for the treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain. We are also one of just a few centers in the country studying botulinum toxin (BOTOX) and its utility in blocking neuromuscular transmission to alleviate the effects of spasticity.

Carolinas Rehabilitation is part of Carolinas Stroke Network, a comprehensive network that provides rapid, state-of-the-art treatment to patients with acute stroke.

Stroke Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

Our dedicated stroke team works with each patient to personalize care to address the patient's specific needs. Our goal is to get patients home and at the highest level of independence possible.

This team is led by one of our dedicated board certified, stroke specialized physicians. In addition to the physician, the patient's team may consist of:

  • Physical, occupational or speech therapists
  • Recreational therapists
  • Social workers
  • Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses (CRRN)
  • Case managers
  • Neuropsychologists

To help speed our patients' recovery, we offer intensive therapy during the inpatient stay, up to three hours per day. Additionally, the rehabilitation team will educate family members to assist their loved ones.

Stroke Outpatient Rehabilitation Services

Following inpatient care, Carolinas Rehabilitation occupational, physical and speech-language therapists meet weekly to coordinate patient therapy goal. Specialized outpatient rehabilitation services include: