Teaming up to improve the lives of people living with strokes.
Patients who arrive at the emergency room within three hours of their first symptoms often have less disability three months after a stroke than those who received delayed care. But to get help, it is important to understand the signs of stroke. Part of the mission of the Tedy's Team Stroke Center is to ensure our community is educated and aware: prepared to recognize a stroke and thus help mitigate the negative effects.
The IHP houses a robust research enterprise, and several of our renowned researchers focus on aspects of stroke recovery and the effects of stroke on areas like speech, language and brain activity. Pursuant to the IHP model of interprofessional collaboration and translational research, under the umbrella of the Tedy's Team Stroke Center, researchers from different disciplines are able to work together, share information, and see how their research findings might have a direct impact on the rehabilitation of stroke survivors.
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Our Center utilizes the expertise within already existing MGH Institute of Health Professions clinical centers (Aphasia Center, Ionta Physical Therapy Center, Tabor/Connor Occupational Therapy Center, and Ruth Sleeper Nursing Center) to address the highly complex issues of stroke rehabilitation that cannot be solved by one discipline alone. At these clinical centers, graduate students provide clinical care under the supervision of licensed faculty clinicians at no charge to community members. Access to services varies depending on the time of year and students enrolled in a particular program. If you are interested in services, fill out the form below and a member of our Center will be in touch.
The statistics around stroke are alarming:
- Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.
- Every hour, 17 people die of a stroke.
- More than half of stroke survivors 65 and older have reduced mobility and challenges during daily living.
- Nearly 4 in 10 survivors are left with aphasia, which affects the ability to understand speech, speak, read, write, and use numbers.
Acting fast for yourself or someone you know is critical, but that can only happen when you know the warning signs and symptoms of stroke.
Stroke News and Advancements from the IHP
Number of hours of free rehabilitation provided to community members with stroke in the spring semester 2023: 581
[The sessions] kept me motivated and hopeful on my recovery.
All the students I had were very caring to my needs and questions… very caring and empathetic.
The very personal attention focused on my concerns and the way it was explained to me so that I could understand... I never felt rushed or judged.