Tag: stroke

“He poured his heart into me:” Faith, family and expert physical therapy helped Walter Tuggle get back on his feet

Walter Tuggle was in a mechanical wheelchair after a spinal stroke, having lost use of the right side and much of the left side of his body. He faced significant challenges, but he had incredible willpower and family support on his side. That, combined with the expertise of Regional One Health Physical Therapist Assistant [...]

2022-04-19T11:04:09-06:00April 18th, 2022|

Speech-language pathologists help patients resume healthy, independent lives by treating communication and swallowing disorders

Speech-language pathologists can help patients with both communication disorders and swallowing disorders. They treat a wide variety of diagnoses, and often work with patients after a stroke or traumatic brain injury, or those with neurological conditions like Parkinson's disease. At Regional One Health, our speech-language pathologists develop individualized treatment plans aimed at achieving each [...]

2021-03-23T08:40:37-06:00March 23rd, 2021|

I had a stroke several years ago. Can speech therapy still help me?

Patients who had a stroke several years ago may think there’s no way to further improve their speech. But therapists say they shouldn’t give up hope. Johnna Johnson has been a speech-language pathologist for 25 years. She currently works with patients at Regional One Health’s East Campus Center for Rehabilitative Medicine. “If you had [...]

2019-07-24T11:19:34-06:00July 23rd, 2019|

How can therapy help you regain independence after a stroke?

Taking a comprehensive approach to therapy, with physical, occupational and speech therapy, leads to a quicker recovery and better quality of life after a stroke. Ambrosia Scott, DPT, LAT, CCI, Outpatient Rehabilitation Manager explains how Regional One Health integrates all three.

2019-04-29T12:37:44-06:00May 3rd, 2019|