Rehabilitation Programs

The programs we offer here at the Center are designed to challenge and support survivors

at any place in their individual journey. Most of the programs are offered in a group environment

that provides social interaction as well as lots of encouragement and inspiration!

To enroll in a class or if you have questions about any of these programs,

feel free to contact us.

For a downloadable/printable list of programs with scheduling and pricing, click here.

Aphasia Music Therapy

Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and/or the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke. Aphasia Music Therapy is led by a board-certified neurological music therapist, who helps stroke survivors with aphasia learn to use music to help with conversational speech. People with aphasia are surprised when they are able to sing words that they are not able to say! Research shows us that people with Aphasia have success re-learning communication through accessing the musical portion of the brain. 

Aphasia Group Therapy

Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and/or the ability to read or write. Aphasia is always due to injury to the brain-most commonly from a stroke. Aphasia Group Therapy is led by a board certified speech-language pathologist to help stroke survivors with aphasia practice communication strategies and engage in language exercises and activities.

Neurological Music Therapy

Neurological Music Therapy is led by a board-certified neurological music therapist, who helps stroke survivors enhance movement, verbal expression and processing through music exercises and activities. The classes are interactive and fun; they may include singing, tapping a foot, shaking a maraca or banging on a drum. No musical talent is required!

Cognitive Group Therapy

Cognition, or the way we think and process information, is often affected by stroke. Cognitive Group therapy is led by a board-certified speech-language pathologist to help stroke survivors​ improve cognitive skills such as memory, organization, planning, time management, and problem solving, using strategies and tools to increase independence.

Art Therapy

Art Therapy is led by an RN who is also an accomplished artist. Using a variety of mediums, participants discover new ways of self-expression and are encouraged in their creativity. Even clients who have never painted before find that they are able to open up different areas of the brain as well as increase their strength in visual acuity and fine motor movement. 

 

Every year, the hard work of all our artists culminates in our fantastic

"No Plateaus" Art Show. This fun event provides an opportunity to display beautiful art and attendees are able to purchase their favorite pieces and support RMSC!

 

For more information about the Art Show, please visit our Events page. 

Craft Club

Participants create a variety of crafts from Holiday Crafts and Christmas Cards to knitting and art activities.

 

 

This class is offered seasonally in fall and winter.

Please call the office to check for the next scheduled round of craft classes.

 

 

Individual Session

 

Individual sessions at the Center can be used for skill-building in areas that help improve speech and cognitive functioning. The skill-building programs that are used are all based on techniques pioneered by speech therapists and are clinically proven to help clients improve speech, cognition, and language. 

 

Individual sessions can also be used for counseling to help learn about stroke, strategies for coping, and emotional regulation. Computer, iPad and Wii programs are available for use during individual sessions that are scheduled by appointment. 

Just Guys' Group

The "Just Guys" group is a group of guys that is understanding and meets to encourage each other, share experiences, ideas and advice, and gain perspective from fellow stroke survivors along the journey to a "new normal". 

 

Not only do the guys talk about things they have in common with each other, but the group also provides an educational and social experience where they go on outings and participate in community events. 

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a way of being, a way of living day-to-day consciously and mindfully, of which the ultimate goal is to help us consciously make healthy, long-term, loving, peaceful, compassionate choices and to have all of our actions and reactions reflect those choices.

 

Slightly different than traditional meditation, recent research shows that practicing Mindfulness is reduces blood pressure and stress, and enhances mood.

Chair Yoga

 

Find your calm in this adapted chair yoga class for stroke survivors. Relax while you increase your mobility and practice stretching. Participants will also focus on different breathing techniques that awaken your body and your spirit! This class is open to all survivors and no previous yoga experience is needed.


This class is offered seasonally in fall and winter.

Please call the office to check for the next scheduled round of Yoga classes.

 

Physical Therapy

 

Continued physical rehabilitation can help stroke survivors to maintain the status quo without losing the progress they worked so hard to achieve, and it has also helped them continue to improve. Our rehab classes are supervised and led by a licensed physical therapist who specializes in physical therapy related to neurological disorders. Held in a group environment that helps to keep the cost to the client low, while providing a social environment that is supportive, RMSC volunteers and staff provide assistance, under the direction of the therapist, to ensure the safety of the client.

Please note that all new PT clients will require a one-time PT evaluation ($60) to ensure we can provide the appropriate level of therapy needed.

Pool Therapy

 

Pool therapy is like a physical therapy class in a warm-water pool! Being in the water allows for a thorough body workout, without the stress to your joints and the strain on your muscles. The warm water encourages muscles to stretch and lengthen and  increase movement and strength.

 

This class is led by our licensed physical therapist and participants in this class are supported by our pool therapy volunteers throughout.

 

Pool therapy also requires a one-time PT evaluation ($60). 

 

LiteGait Therapy

 

LiteGait® is a gait training device that simultaneously controls weight bearing, posture, and balance over a treadmill. It provides proper posture, reduces weight bearing, eliminates concerns for balance, and facilitates the training of coordinated lower extremity movement. Its unique harness allows for the progression weight bearing and also allows the clinician to manually assist the legs and pelvis to achieve proper gait patterns. LiteGait can lift clients of all sizes from sitting to standing and assists with gait training in a fall-free environment and is available by appointment. As with all physical therapy, a one-time PT evaluation ($60) is required prior to scheduling an appointment. 

For a downloadable/printable list of programs with scheduling and pricing, click here.

Support Groups

Young Stroke Survivors and Family Group

 

Young stroke survivors are looking for others who have been impacted by stroke, something most people associate with their grandparents, not themselves. This group is designed for people who had a stroke under the age of 55. In this group, there is laughter and joy interspersed with occasional moans and groans as we challenge survivors to reach new heights, break records, and set higher goals.

We are here to prove recovery never ends, that the brain can heal, and no one is alone in this journey.

 

There is a group that meets for caregivers and family members at the same time, so both survivors and family receive the support they need!


There is a Young Stroke Support Group at RMSC in Littleton, for specific meeting times, here is our support group list!

 

 

 

Aurora Stroke Support Group

 

This group is designed to provide community-level rehabilitation services to stroke survivors and their caregivers/family members. This group is great for learning more about stroke recovery, building a community of support, and sharing resources and strategies.  Individual sessions are also offered by appointment.

 

The Aurora Stroke Support Group is located at the Aurora Corporate Plaza in Aurora, for specific meeting times, here is our support group list!

Parker Stroke Support Group

 

This group is designed to provide community-level rehabilitation services to stroke survivors and their caregivers/family members. This group is great for learning more about stroke recovery, building a community of support, and sharing resources and strategies.  Individual sessions are also offered by appointment.

The Parker Stroke Support Group is located at Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, for specific meeting times, here is our support group list!

Lafayette Stroke Support Group

 

This support group is designed for stroke survivors of all ages and has a separate group that meets to support their caregivers/family members at the same time. This group is great for learning more about stroke recovery, building a community of support, and sharing resources and strategies.

 

The Lafayette Support Group is located at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayettefor specific meeting times, here is our support group list!

 

 

 

Caregiver Support Group

This group is an opportunity to meet with other caregivers and receive the support and encouragement that is unique to your individual journey through stroke.

 

Drop-in's are welcome. There is a Caregiver Group located in Aurora, Lakewood, Lafayette, Littleton and Parker. For specific meeting times, here is our support group list!

Aphasia Support Groups

The Aphasia Support Groups are a place where anyone with Aphasia can find support and encouragement. Like all of our support groups, this group is open to people of all ages, no matter where an individual is at in their own journey. 

There are Aphasia Support Groups located in Arvada, Boulder, and Denver. For specific meeting times, here is our support group list!

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Littleton, CO 80120

303-730-8800

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