Upcoming lecture: What happens after a stroke? - WFLA News Channel 8

Upcoming lecture: What happens after a stroke?

GREENEVILLE, TN – After suffering a stroke, becoming as functionally independent as possible is a primary concern. A strong stroke rehabilitation program is key to relearning any lost skills and regaining independence.

A lecture on what to expect after having a stroke will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, from 10-11 a.m. at the Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center.

"We'll talk about what happens after a stroke," Dr. Leslie Leicht, director of the Center for Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation at Takoma Regional Hospital, said. "We'll discuss rehab-therapy options and how these differ."

Dr. Leicht graduated from medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y. She completed her internship in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut, and performed her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

She has served as medical director for several sub-acute and acute rehabilitation units, most recently at the Alpena Regional Medical Center's acute inpatient rehabilitation unit in Michigan for several years. She also was an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan's Medical School and at its hospitals and clinics.

Dr. Leicht is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She has practiced rehabilitation medicine for more than 20 years.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information about the lecture, please contact Tina Chudina, Takoma's community relations specialist, at 798-8110.

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