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Outpatient Stroke Services

About The Outpatient Stroke Services

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Location

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Rehab - University |  Maps & Directions
Registration - 10​th Floor, Treatment - 9th Floor 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Rehab - Rumsey Centre​ |  Maps & Directions

Hours & Contact

University Centre
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:45 pm

Rumsey Centre Neuro
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Outpatient Stroke Coordinator
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 3221
Fax University Centre: 416 597 7141
Fax Rumsey Neuro: 416 597 7160

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What We Do

The Outpatient Stroke Services offer assessment, consultation, treatment and education services for people who have experienced a recent stroke. Our interprofessional team works with patients and their families to help them meet their rehab needs and goals.

If you've suffered a stroke, you many benefit from therapy to help you learn ways to improve:

  • mobility, balance and coordination
  • strength
  • endurance and fitness
  • sensory changes (e.g., ability to feel, hear, and see)
  • visual/perceptual issues
  • changes to thinking (e.g., memory, attention)
  • communication
  • swallowing
  • emotional wellbeing
  • community resources (e.g., financial resources, transportation resources, community programs)

There are two types of stroke outpatient rehab services available at Toronto Rehab:​

  1. Fast Track outpatient service - University Centre (For UHN patients who can tolerate high intensity outpatient therapy)
  2. Outpatient service - Rumsey Centre Neuro and University Centre

We suggest that you speak with the Stroke Service Coordinator at (416) 597-3422, ext. 3221 to discuss where we can serve you best. It may not be the site closest to your home.

 About Stroke

A stroke is a sudden loss of brain function. It's caused when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted (an ischemic stroke), or there's a rupture of blood vessels in the brain (a hemorrhagic stroke). Both an interruption or a rupture causes brain cells (neurons) in the affected area to die, resulting in varying degrees of impairment in movement, speech, memory, thinking skills, and swallowing.

And strokes are more common than you might think. It's been estimated that someone in Canada has a stroke every 10 minutes.

Learn more​ about stroke.​​​

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