Stroke, commonly called a brain attack, is a general name for a variety of disorders that occur within seconds or minutes when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted and that leads to reversible or irreversible damage to the brain. Early treatment after a stroke is vital, as the faster you can get treatment the more brain can be saved. Depending upon the extent of damage caused, the severity of the symptoms and the age of the patient the treatment is provided. Along with a unique combination of medications we provide specialized stroke rehabilitation that includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy. Every stroke is different from the other, so it’s hard to predict how much you will recover. Some people return to near normal, while others may continue to have deficits. Improvement can continue for years after a stroke, but for many people it’s quickest in the first six months.