Stroke Awareness Month recognized in Las Vegas

Benny preparing for a session

Benny preparing for a session

 

May is Stroke Awareness Month and Healthsouth Desert Canyon Rehabilitation Hospital is bringing together the community to learn more about stroke prevention, rehabilitation technology and treatment.

Learning to turn pages and read to Benny

Learning to turn pages and read to Benny

The event will be held at Healthsouth on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Healthsouth is located at 9175 West Oquendo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89148.

Stroke specialists will be on hand to answer questions, and you can take advantage of:

  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Balance Screening
  • Giveaways and Free Food
Brushing with the weakened hand

Brushing is part of Occupational Therapy sessions

 

And at 2:45 pm there will be a live demonstration of how to integrate animal assisted therapy dogs into stroke rehabilitation.

Stretching and getting ready to go for a walk!

Stretching and getting ready to go for a walk!

Healthsouth is a partner facility with the Las Vegas Pet Partners affiliate program, Love Dog Adventures, and Benny, a miniature poodle, will be on hand to work with one of his ongoing clients and show the guests how he works with both Occupational and Physical Therapists and stroke patients.

Benny hopes to see you there!

Benny hopes to see you there!

To attend the Open House, please RSVP to 702-795-5818 or Victoria.Byers@healthsouth.com

Benny will be looking for you!