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Stroke Rehabilitation

At PinnacleHealth our comprehensive approach to stroke rehabilitation is designed to help every patient regain maximum function and to prevent future strokes.

Immediate Treatment

A quick and correct response in treating the symptoms of a stroke yields the best opportunity for a full recovery. PinnacleHealth’s highly trained emergency services professionals immediately administer the most up to date treatments for stroke patients to minimize potentially debilitating long term effects.

Inpatient Recovery

Following initial response and treatment, post-stroke care may require an inpatient stay. For those whose recovery brings them to the Helen M. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital, a rehabilitative plan is carefully planned by a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the unique needs of stroke patients.

Treatment may include:

  • Aquatic therapy
  • Balance and ambulation training
  • Balance and vestibular work
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Disability adjustment
  • Fall prevention
  • Functional Electro myographic stimulation training (Bioness L300)
  • Gravity Eliminated Ambulation Training

Our home-like inpatient setting plays a critical role, providing each patient with immediate access to PinnacleHealth’s full rehabilitative resources, while providing an environment designed to support the challenges of recovery.

Unique features include:

  • Indoor and outdoor therapeutic gardens
  • Therapeutic putting green
  • Therapeutic Hydroworx pool with underwater treadmill
  • Family living suite where your family can join you and participate in your transition to home

Continued Recovery

For patients who are recovering from a stroke, but who have moved beyond the needs of an inpatient facility, Pinnacle Health offers a seamless transition to outpatient care at our Neuroscience Rehab Center, also located on PinnacleHealth’s Community Campus. At the Center, additional specialized rehabilitative services are available to help patients return to normal activities as soon as possible.

Specialized stroke recovery options include:

  • Neurologic occupational therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy

Through specialty clinics, our highly trained physicians and therapists address each patient’s rehabilitative needs and challenges.

Learn more about our Neuroscience Rehab Center >>

The Care Team

Many specialized departments within PinnacleHealth come together to provide each patient with the care and services needed to recover from a stroke. Physicians and nurses who specialize in neurology, emergency and rehabilitative medicine as well as psychiatrists, certified rehab nurses, physical and occupational therapists and therapeutic recreation specialists will plan and coordinate your treatment.

To keep you informed and organized, personal case managers help oversee each patient’s treatment plan logistics. In addition to their expertise, these caring professionals act as a source of support and encouragement for our patients and their families throughout recovery.

Education and Support

Patient education is key in preventing future strokes and to achieving the fullest recovery possible. To that end, PinnacleHealth offers an on-site support group which provides additional information, as well as a chance to talk with others who are recovering from stroke.

Go to Classes and Events to learn more about our Stroke Support Groups or call (717) 231-8900 or (717) 657-7186 >>

Award Winning Care

Two of PinnacleHealth's hospitals (Harrisburg Hospital and Community General Osteopathic Hospital) are certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and our rehab hospital (Helen M. Simpson Rehab Hospital) is a  Stroke Rehab Hospital. The Joint Commission is the foremost accrediting body in healthcare in the United States. PinnacleHealth is also a proud recipient of performance awards from the American Stroke Association.


The Helen M. Simpson Rehabilitation Hospital
PinnacleHealth Community Campus

4300 Londonderry Road
Harrisburg, PA
Information: (717) 652-3000
Referral Line Only: (717) 418-1728

Neuroscience Rehab Center
PinnacleHealth Community Campus

4310 Londonderry Road, 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17109
(717) 657-7520

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