The Stroke Rehabilitation Clinic at Harborview provides comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation to patients who:
- Have completed an acute inpatient rehabilitation program at Harborview,
- Have been referred by neurology and neurological surgery specialists,
- Have been referred by medical, surgical or other services at Harborview or any other community hospital, or
- Reside outside King County and need outreach rehabilitation services and support programs.
- Specialized clinical and functional assessment of the patient's progress and their potentials to ensure an optimal functional recovery and re-integration into the community
- Specific rehabilitative interventions such as Neurolytic Botox or Phenol blocks for treatments of regional spasticity
- Intra-peri articular steroid injections for an associated synovitis, capsulitis, bursitis, tenosynovitis
- Comprehensive management of pain in the paralyzed extremities such as shoulder hand syndrome (RSD), thalamic pain and other conditions, using physical therapy modalities and medication
- Application of orthotic devices, dynamic and static splinting, casting, mobility aids, leg braces and a variety of wheelchairs to improve the function of mobility and self-care
- Swallowing training and outpatient management of feeding tubes and dietary components in stroke patients
- Bladder training and management in stroke patients with neurogenic bladder incontinence.
- Provision of social, psychological, and vocational rehabilitative services to enhance independence and re-integration into community and family life through interviews and counseling
- Implementation of physical, occupational and speech therapeutic modalities to maintain or further improve self-care, mobility, ambulation, and communication functions
- Integrated implementation of secondary stroke prevention strategies, such as stroke risk factor management through medical and behavioral approaches
- Provision of post-clinic telephone follow-up and stroke groups
- Promoting, arranging, and supervising Stroke Support Group monthly meetings
The full services of UW Medicine are available for primary and other specialty care services or hospitalization.
To fax documents, please use the clinic fax number: 206.744.6046