Roper Rehabilitation Hospital’s unique location within Roper Hospital provides our patients the advantage of access to advanced medical care 24/7. An added benefit of this location is the fact that Roper Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Care Center and was the first hospital in the Lowcountry to earn this accreditation.
Roper Rehabilitation Hospital is a part of the Roper St. Francis Healthcare continuum of care which also includes outpatient rehabilitation, home health and hospice.
Experienced staff and stroke recovery specialists
Roper Rehabilitation Hospital's comprehensive interdisciplinary team of stroke recovery specialists is committed to providing excellent, patient-centered care.
The medical director for the Stroke Specialty Care Program, Dr. Joseph Livesay, has more than 15 years of experience in working with stroke rehabilitation and is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our interdisciplinary team members have specialized training in addressing the needs of the stroke population, including:
- Neurological clinical specialists (NCS)
- Certified stroke rehabilitation specialists (CSRS)
- Certified kinesiotape practitioner (CKTP)
- Certified driving rehabilitation specialist (CDRS)
- Certified brain injury specialists (CBIS)
- Certified rehabilitation registered nurses (CRRN)
Specialty equipment and resources
- Lite Gait© and Maxi-Sky© to assist with body weight supported gait training.
- Functional electrical stimulation devices, including:
- Bioness L300 Plus
- Bioness H200 Wireless
- FES cycle
- An individualized stroke education handbook is issued to all patients upon admission to our rehabilitation hospital.
- Weekly stroke education classes are offered to each survivor and their family/caregiver.
- We offer a monthly stroke support group and monthly stroke newsletter. Current inpatient stroke survivors and their support systems as well as members of the community are invited.
If you have questions about our stroke care program or you are a stroke survivor or caregiver and would like to receive our monthly stroke newsletter, please contact:
Stroke Coordinator for Roper Rehabilitation Hospital
Emma Chambers, OTR/L, CCDT
Manager of Rehabilitation Services at Roper Hospital