The Advocate Brain and Spine Institute Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Advocate Christ Medical Center is holding a five-week exercise series for people who have suffered a stroke. Classes will be held on consecutive Mondays starting August 20 through September 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Patients will meet in the Outpatient Pavilion lobby on the ground floor and be escorted to the inpatient therapy gym. Five-week series schedule:
Week 1: August 20 Initial Screenings to assess current level of functionality
(Special meeting time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Week 2: August 27 Lower extremity focus
Week 3: September 10 Upper extremity focus
Week 4: September 17 Balance
Week 5: September 24 Endurance/wrap-up session
No class will be held on Labor Day.
Licensed physical and occupational therapists will lead the exercise classes, provide activity handouts and answer participants’ questions. The goal of this new series is to help patients return to their best possible levels of mobility, function and independence.
Participants must be able to safely walk household distances and have some use of their shoulder, elbow and hand. If determined during the initial screenings the patient is not at the appropriate level for the exercise group, the patient will be referred to their doctor for a formal therapy prescription.
To register, visit www.advocatehealth.com/classes and enter Class Code 1C67. Free parking is available in Garage D, located directly across from the Outpatient Pavilion, on the corner of 95th Street and Kilbourn Avenue.
Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. A 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,500 affiliated physicians, Advocate Christ is a leader in health care and one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest in a number of specialties, including cardiovascular services, heart, kidney and lung transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics and women’s health. The medical center provides emergency care for more than 105,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois and is a leader in breakthrough technologies, including eICU® (electronic intensive care unit) monitoring, and the robotic da Vinci Surgery System®. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the medical center among the nation’s leading providers for cardiology & heart surgery and diabetes & endocrinology and rated it overall as being among the top four hospitals in Illinois. The hospital is also recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet Center. Magnet status represents the highest honor in the nursing profession.