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 May 6 through June 10 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: May 6 Initial Screenings to assess current level of functionality
(Special meeting time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Week 2: May 13 Lower extremity focus
Week 3: May 20 Upper extremity focus
Week 4: June 6 (Thursday) Balance
Week 5: June 10 Endurance/wrap-up session
Licensed physical and occupational therapists will lead the exercise classes, provide activity handouts and answer participants’ questions. The goal of this 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 in Oak Lawn, Ill., is a 788-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 cancer care, cardiovascular services, heart, kidney and lung transplantation, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. The hospital also has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois providing emergency care for more than 105,000 patient visits annually and is a leader in breakthrough technologies, including eICU® (electronic intensive care unit) monitoring, and the robotic da Vinci Surgery System®. Advocate Christ ranked fourth overall among hospitals in the state of Illinois and the Chicago Metro area according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2018-2019” list. 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. Advocate Christ is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. We help people live well.