According to the National Stroke Association, there are many different types of strokes. A stroke may start with warning sign called a Transient Ischemic Attacks or TIA's.
Not all TIA's result in a stroke, but it may be a warning sign that a stroke could occur. Other warning signs may include:
- Sudden onset of weakness or numbness on the face, arm or leg, or on one side of the body.
- Sudden onset of confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
- Sudden onset causing trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden onset of trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination.
- Severe onset of a headache with no known reason.
Different types of strokes can affect different centers of the brain such as motor control, speech and language, and bowel and bladder function. The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body and the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body.
According to the National Stroke Association, the majority of strokes are: Ischemic, Embolic, Thrombotic, Large Vessel Thrombosis, Small Vessel Disease/Lacunar Infarct, or Hemorrhagic.
Stroke rehabilitation program
Regardless of the patient's type of stroke, our team can work with patient to help optimize function, mobility, and to help train the patient's family members or caregivers to help the patient after they return home. Therapists work with the patient for a minimum of three hours per day, spread throughout the day to allow for rest breaks.
For patients that have completed the inpatient rehabilitation program, we also offer outpatient rehabilitation that has state of the art equipment, convenient hours of operation, and quality therapy provided by therapists who specialize in the areas of neuro rehabilitation, orthopaedic rehabilitation, hand rehabilitation, work hardening, and pediatrics.
Patients can be referred by:
- Their physician
- Hospital case manager
- Insurance case manager
- A family member requesting rehabilitation services at Loma Linda University Medical Center
Inpatient rehabilitation address:
Loma Linda University East Campus Hospital
25333 Barton Road, Unit 1100
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Call for an evaluation:
(909) 558-4229 or (909) 558-4213 or Faxing us at (909) 558-0226
You can access additional helpful stroke information at http://www.stroke.org/