Neurorehabilitation

The neurorehabilitation programs at Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute are designed to help patients return to the highest level of function following stroke, surgery, brain or spinal cord injury, or other debilitating conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), or cancer.

Our team of experts includes physiatrists (physicians board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation); other physician specialists; certified rehabilitation nurses; wound care nurses; and physical, occupational, and speech therapists. The team helps manage patient recovery through a personalized treatment plan designed around our continuum of services, including:

Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Unit

Our physical medicine physicians examine hospitalized patients 6 days a week and are on-call 24/7. And patients begin therapy 24 to 36 hours after experiencing neurological trauma – often while they're still in the ICU. Evidence shows this early intervention sets the stage for the best outcomes. Saint Luke’s consistently ranks above the national average for discharging patients directly home rather than them having to go to another facility for additional rehab. We treat more than 1,000 stroke patients every year, with more than 80 percent discharged directly home. Our specialized inpatient units are available at Saint Luke's Hospital, Saint Luke’s North Hospital–Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

Day Rehabilitation Program

Saint Luke’s Day Rehabilitation Program helps bridge patients from inpatient or home-based therapy to outpatient therapy. Therapists and patients use simulated and community-based activities to practice specific tasks, including grocery shopping, household chores, and navigating different environments. If returning to work is the goal, therapists may accompany a patient to the workplace and make recommendations to adapt the patient’s work station to his or her specific needs.

Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Clinic

Our physical, occupational, and speech therapists provide specialized rehabilitation for neurology and neurosurgery patients through our Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Clinic.The team has advanced training, certification, and experience caring for stroke and surgery patients – and has all the advanced equipment needed to help patients regain function and independence.

Caregiver Training Program

Following a patient’s return home, caregivers are key to a patient’s continued recovery. That’s why we offer our Caregiver Training Program. Before discharge, our team ensures that caregivers are properly trained to provide assistance a patient might need. This includes educating caregivers about proper techniques and assistive devices, potential household hazards, and additional resources.

Stroke Support Group

Our free Stroke Support Groups meet monthly at Saint Luke's Hospital and Saint Luke's East Hospital to hear from guest speakers. Meetings also include open discussion among stroke survivors and caregivers. Register by calling Saint Luke’s Concierge at 816-932-5100.

Locations

Saint Luke’s Hospital
4401 Wornall Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-932-2020

Outpatient Neurorehabilitation Clinic
4400 Broadway St, Ste 408
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-960-7698

Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville
601 S 169 Hwy
Smithville, MO 64089
816-532-7141

Saint Luke’s South Hospital
12300 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-317-7000

Providers

Stefan Eichenauer, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Lisa M Hermes, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Matthew Casey Martinez, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Kimberly Jo Poecker, DO

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Brad T Steinle, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation