Rebuilding lives. That’s what Riverside Rehabilitation Institute is all about. Our goal is simple – to provide patients recovering from a stroke the opportunity to achieve their highest level of function and independence.

Rehabilitation Team
The team approach is what makes the difference.  Our team of experienced professionals offer a very comprehensive approach to rehabilitation.  This team works together on the physical, social, and emotional aspects relevant to the patient and their family. The team may include

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology / Neuropsychology
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Speech Pathology
  • Care Management Services
  • Nutritional Services
  • Pastoral Care
  • Orthotist

A board-certified physician specializing in rehabilitation coordinates the team in determining goals specific to the needs of the individual.  Once established, the program is structured to accomplish these goals. And, the same staff, on the same unit, will work with the patient during their entire stay. After discharge, a range of outpatient or home health services is also available including support groups that meet at Riverside Rehabilitation Institute.

Support of Family and Friends
The family is an important component of the rehab team and needs to take an active role in the rehabilitation process. Family members can participate by accompanying the patient to Riverside Rehabilitation Institute on the day of admission and by attending scheduled family conferences.  Family members are also requested to make an appointment to attend family education and training sessions prior to the patient’s discharge.

The Setting
The Stroke Recovery Program is conveniently designed, with patient rooms, therapy gym and nurses’ station all in close proximity. Social, dining, and visiting areas are also close by.  Situated on the Hampton Roads waterfront, most rooms overlook the Chesapeake Bay, providing an encouraging environment for rehabilitation!

Riverside Rehabilitation Institute’s campus also offers a full array of outpatient services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and psychological services in a convenient one-stop location.