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Swedish Medical Center
Swedish Southwest ER

Stroke Rehabilitation

The Swedish Medical Center, Denver, comprehensive stroke services include in-hospital rehabilitation for stroke patients.

Many stroke survivors face the challenge of regaining both cognitive and physical skills - skills that were automatic or easy before their stroke – after their stroke. Examples are need is to regain speech or relearn motor skills. Swedish's Acute Rehabilitation Center offers individualized treatment programs to match the needs of our patients.

As one of the nation's top acute inpatient rehabilitation centers, Swedish is dedicated to guiding patients through extensive activities that promote wellness and comfort for a lifetime. Whether someone has experienced a mild, moderate or severe stroke, our goals are the same: returning him or her to the family and community, easing pain, promoting mobility and function, and advocating for a productive future.

Stroke Rehabilitation Services

In-hospital rehabilitation services are an integral part of the Comprehensive Stroke Center. Within our 20-bed facility, patients have immediate access to stroke specialists, therapies, and technologies:

  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Day Program
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychology
  • Clinical social work
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Case management
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Pet therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Spiritual care


Gaining the fullest possible recovery from a stroke may take many months. Families are encouraged to attend treatment sessions so that they may learn to care for, support and encourage the patient on his or her path to healing.