Stroke Rehabilitation Program

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A Powerful Stroke Recovery Program

The impact of stroke on each individual varies greatly and we here at Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) understand this.  REHAB's clinical team is dedicated to providing a comprehensive assessment and treatment for individuals who have sustained a stroke.  REHAB's patient centered care model is focused on addressing patient needs with the ultimate goal of reaching their maximum potential. Together, patients and their team of specialists develop individualized and comprehensive treatment programs tailored specifically to the needs and goals of the patient.

REHAB's goal is to assist every patient become as independent as possible using a wide array of programs and services.

The Complete Program. 

Rehabilitate strong as early as possible, we offer acute rehabilitation through outpatient services to community support programs.

Exclusive NeuroRobotics Program.

Fundamentally shifting the goals of rehabilitation from compensation to recovery.  Leading the way to the future of stroke rehabilitation.

Treating the Person, not the Stroke.

Unique programs such as Drivers Retraining, Acupuncture, Swallow Retraining, and Bladder/Bowel Retraining all reflect quality of life.

Rehab Strong.  


The Complete Program

Principal components of your program includes an in depth evaluation.  Specialized testing may also include a vision assessment and/or a swallowing assessment by our trained staff.

Following the assessment, you will work with your team members on a treatment plan that is tailored towards meeting your needs and goals.

All of our patients receive intensive 3 hours/day, 5 days/week of physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy.

Nursing care is provided 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Team meetings are conducted weekly to discuss your progress and to adjust your treatment plan to progress you towards meeting your goals.

The team will work closely with you and your family to ensure that you have a safe transition back into the home and community and to identify resources that you may need to help as you transition to outpatient therapy to continue your rehabilitation.


Let's Meet Your Recovery Team!

  • Patient and patient's family or caregiver
  • Physiatrist (Rehabilitation Doctor)
  • Rehabilitation Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Psychologist
  • Dietitian
  • Case Manager

Your team of specialists has the expertise and knowledge to address deficits associated with stroke.  REHAB's team keeps up to date on the latest trends while using the most advanced technology and techniques. 


Patient and Family Education

Patient Education Binders - all stroke patients are provided with an educational binder containing information from the American Stroke Association and the State of Hawaii, Department of Health with additional information provided by REHAB's stroke team.  Our intention is to minimize impairments, secondary complications and prevent recurrent stroke.

Patient and Caregiver Education and Training (CET) - REHAB is committed to providing adequate training to patients and caregivers to allow a safe transition back into the home and community settings.  Patient and family members/caregivers are scheduled for a 3 hour CET prior to discharge to receive hands on training to demonstrate to family/caregiver how to safely assist the patient.


Community Re-Integration

If appropriate, patients may participate in community assessments to assist in their transition back into the community.  Patients will have the opportunity to demonstrate skills that they have learned in therapy out in the community.


Recreational Therapy

Animal Assisted Therapy uses interactions with animals to promote positive changes in the patient's emotional and social well-being.  Simba, REHAB's Golden Retriever was trained from birth and works 5 days/week.

Cooking Therapy/Art Therapy - patients may participate in small group classes to address areas of deficits in life skills, increase socialization as well as to improve performance during functional tasks.


Stroke Support Groups

Inpatient Support Group is led by a Rehabilitation Psychologist to discuss stroke deficits and rehabilitation.

Stroke Club meets the First Tuesday of the month at REHAB.  The Stroke Club is open to the public and welcomes all stroke survivors and their caregivers


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Exclusive NeuroRobotics Program

Our staff remain up to date on the use of technology and treatments.  Depending on your needs, your team may incorporate the use of various technology to improve your areas of deficit.

Kosasa Gait and Seating Clinic

The Kosasa Gait and Seating Clinic is the only clinic of its kind in the State of Hawaii, dedicated to providing the appropriate gait and seating services using advanced technology to help patients reach their greatest potential.

The Biodex Unweighing System is a suspension system used on land or on a treadmill to enable patients to safely improve gait and standing balance

The NESS L300 and NESS H200 are neuromuscular stimulation technology to improve gait and upper extremity movement

The motoMed Viva2 is a motor assisted movement therapy trainer which allows patients to work on arm/leg strengthening and range of motion

X-Sensor Pressure Mapping System is a system to determine optimal wheelchair seating posture to reduce risk of skin breakdown; identifies the need for specialized items such as pressure-relieving cushions, back supports and other wheelchair accessories

The Tibion Bionic Leg is a robotic device to improve sit to stand, gait and stair climbing skills

Nintendo Wii is a system used to improve patient's flexibility, strength, cognitive function, eye-hand coordination and mobility.

Occupational Therapy
Saebo Stretch is a dynamic hand splint that helps prevent joint damage while improving range of motion.

Dynavision is a system designed to improve oculomotor skills, visual perceptual awareness, visual attention, eye-hand coordination, visuomotor reaction time, active upper extremity range of motion and coordination, muscular and physical endurance and motor planning.

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Unique Programs

Aquatic Therapy - open daily for individual or group therapy sessions using a variety of flotation devices and weights to help patients strengthen muscles and improve cardiovascular system function; pool provides an atmosphere conducive to recovery from injury or disability and is equipped with a specially designed hydraulic lift to assist in transporting individuals directly into the pool.

Swallow Retraining- REHAB's speech therapists are certified in the use of Vital Stim therapy, the use of the only FDA approved neuromuscular electrical stimulation technology to treat swallowing disorders.

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