stroke recovery

At AristaCare at Ivy Hill, we are passionate about stroke care and recovery. We are confident in our provision of our comprehensive post acute stroke program.
AristaCare at Ivy Hill uses specialized, interactive equipment that assesses, identifies, and treats specific deficits for each patient. Among this equipment is our:
highly specialized, interactive equipment
AristaCare at Ivy Hill is famous for its impressive, highly specialized, interactive equipment that assesses, identifies, and treats specific deficits for each patient. Each session is tracked, producing individual progress reports which ensures focused treatment and maximum recovery. Among this equipment is our:
  • Biodex Balance Machine - This computerized equipment can assess and treat balance challenges. Through a series of tests, this technology helps the therapist determine which of the three body systems responsible for balance control is contributing to the patient´s balance issues. The three body systems are: vestibular, visual and somatosensory. Once the system objectively determines what the contributing factors are to the impaired balance, the Biodex Balance machine translates this into treatment. With this equipment, treatment is done in a manner that is very engaging and fun, but is extremely effective. Progress reports of each treatment can be printed out so that the patient and family can track and compare specific progress from each treatment session.

  • Nustep - The NuStep recumbent cross trainer is used for physical and occupational therapy, as well as for cardiopulmonary and stroke rehabilitation. Using total body exercise, it combines a natural sitting position with a smooth stepping motion. The NuStep works all major body groups, giving an effective workout in a comfortable position. The NuStep design allows for movement of the arms and legs in a single, dependent, fluid motion that simulates walking, with the added benefit of resistance training. Working both the upper and lower body simultaneously uses more muscles.