Pod Series


Announcing: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab - Pod Series: Stroke Edition


Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds impacting a total of 795,000 people a year. It is a leading cause of long- term disability and costs the US an estimated $34 billion each year including health care services, medicines and missed days of work.  No matter what level of care you work in, stroke is a significant proportion of your caseload.

Join Dr. Allison Kessler in our new podcast series, as she explores the journey of a patient recovering from a stroke with four experts from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.


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In Episode 1, we will discuss the assessment and prognosis of this patient with Dr. Richard Harvey. Then, Dr. Leora Cherney will explore the impact of aphasia on his communication and will discuss what interventions are most promising.  In the third episode, Megan Fahey, a senior physical therapist will talk about how this patient can regain function in the lower extremities. Finally, Caitlin Doman, will share how she prepared this patient to transition back to their community and home environment. In all four episodes, you will also hear about new stroke research that is transforming the way we think about treatment and improving patient outcomes.

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