Prevention | Causes of Brain Injury | About ABI | Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

brainA stroke, or cerebral vascular accident (CVA), occurs when blood supply and oxygen to the brain is disrupted causing cell death. Nearly a million people every year experience a stroke. The good news is these common symptoms can often be improved or even eliminated with further stroke rehabilitation.


wide-strokeIschemic and hemorrhagic strokes often cause damage leading to problems with:

  • Physical weakness or paralysis
  • Speech
  • Swallowing or eating
  • Cognitive (thinking) processing
  • Sensory disruption
  • Mental confusion
  • Visual disturbance
  • Balance and walking
  • Fatigue
  • Numbness

Why do over 450 patients a year choose Pate for their stroke and TBI rehabilitation?

carf-optPate is the first and only post-acute stroke specialty program in North Texas to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.


More Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy Per Week

A significant factor for many people who choose Pate for their stroke rehabilitation is that we offer a full 6 hours of therapy a day. Most post-acute programs allow just 3-4 hours. That’s an extra 10 hours a week. We know that time matters.

Our model is built on the knowledge that the more time you spend in rehab, the more results you’re likely to get. We know it works. And your brain deserves it.

Pate’s Highly Trained Team Includes:

• Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist
• Physiatrist
• Physical Therapist
• Occupational Therapist
• Certified Brain Injury Specialist
• Neuropsychologist
• Speech and Language Pathologist
• Certified Low Vision Therapist
• Certified Vital Stim Therapist
• Certified Rehabilitation Counselors
• Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialist
• Driving Rehabilitation Specialist
• Neurology Certified Therapist
• Certified Aquatics Therapist



Specialized Treatment Equipment

  • Physical
  • Armeo Spring Robotics
  • Reo-Go Robotics
  • NeuroMove
  • Sanet Vision Integrator
  • Vital Stim
  • Estim Unit
  • Rifton Gait Trainer
  • Biodex Gait Trainer
  • Bioness Upper/Lower Extremity Unit
  • APT Attention Processing Therapy
  • Aquatics
  • LiteGait
  • Constraint induced therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • fNIRS Spectroscopy

Pate stroke rehabilitation is evidence-based for maximum results. Progress is a team effort led by experts who ensure your individualized treatment plan is on track and the right fit. As you change it does, too.

We’re often asked what we we’d do if our loved one had a stroke. We say, always choose further rehab if possible. Pick the place with the quality care, not good looks. Be ready to work hard, and trust the process. It’s worth it!

Treatment Continuum

What path do clinical experts believe is most successful during stroke recovery? The typical steps occur in this order:

1. Acute Hospitalization
Emergency, neurosurgical and medical stabilization during the period immediately after a stroke.

2. Acute Hospital Rehabilitation
Medically stable stroke and TBI patients begin an intensive rehabilitation program. Physicians, nurses and therapists prepare them for post-acute rehab or home.

3. Post Acute Stroke Rehabilitation
This period focuses on long-term recovery. Goal is regaining the most functional independence possible with intensive therapy. Post acute rehab also helps people learn compensatory strategies for abilities that have permanently changed since the stroke or TBI. Post-acute treatment takes place in a specialized, comprehensive rehabilitation facility.


What if you just go home after the hospital?

We all feel if we can just get home, everything will be better. But going home can be complicated, with ambulation issues, safety risks, fatigue, cognition processing, over stimulation, or medication management.

This can create a significant setback and potentially reduce the level of overall recovery. Establishing new routines, and knowing new abilities and limits, takes time. Post-acute rehab is essential for those striving to regain all that they can. The skills learned in rehab will be the daily skills you use the rest of your life.

How Pate Can Help You or Your Loved One

• Additional two hours of therapy per day, providing another ten hours a week
• A full time team of neuropsychologists and psychologists
• Individualized treatment plans
• Transportation to therapy for all patients
• The only CARF accredited post acute stroke specialty program in North Texas


Comprehensive Therapies Include:

• Speech-Language therapy
• Aquatic therapy
• Behavioral therapy
• Physical therapy
• Occupational therapy
• Cognitive therapy
• Counseling
• Biofeedback
• Vocational therapy
• Driver rehabilitation program
• Pet therapy
• Equine assisted therapy
• Day programs | Inpatient programs
• Community activities