Fall Prevention & Stroke Rehabilitation Medical Institute
Steady Strides is a medical institute under leadership of Dr Levi (Levan) Atanelov, MD here in Baltimore, Maryland. Our primary focus is comprehensive medial fall prevention/balance rehabilitation care & stroke rehabilitation. Steady Strides is the nation’s premier comprehensive medical fall prevention institute.
At Steady Strides we adopt a ‘whole person approach’ to provide comprehensive medical and rehabilitation care. Our physician and rehabilitation therapists work as a team to help manage musculoskeletal and neurological conditions that impair gait, balance and safe activities of daily living such as walking, eating, using the restroom, climbing stairs and driving to work.
OUR CLINICAL CARE
After a fall event or stroke, it can be difficult to get all your answers in one place. Fall prevention care and stroke rehabilitation require an expert in medical problems and functional impairments. At Steady Strides, this is our specialty and primary area of focus.
We combine a comprehensive evidence-based approach with training in biomechanics of human movement to 1) diagnose and prioritize patients' individual medical and functional impairments and 2) develop each patient's individualized recovery and management plan unique to their biomechanical and bio-psycho-social environment. Each patient receives an individualized plan consisting of strategies tailored to his/her medical history, as well as lifestyle, movement patterns and daily activities. Through our protocol, we work with you and your family to identify specific goals and actively help you meet them, taking the lead physician role in your recovery to get you back on your feet.
Our professionals know that fall prevention and stroke rehabilitation is not just about safety: it’s about helping you do the things you like to do without having to rely on others! Our mission is to help our patients accomplish their goals in a painless, compassionate, and efficient way.
We aim to educate our patients in a safe environment while offering them necessary comprehensive care. We understand that many people have anxiety about medical treatment, so we created a soothing environment and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long. By combining the latest technology with traditional techniques, we give our patients the best care in Maryland.
Stroke, Balance & Gait Rehabilitation To Prevent falls in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr Atanelov, Md
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) you are at a high risk of falls if you fell twice this year or broke a bone due to fall and need to see a physician with expertise in both movement impairments and medical care. If you have not fallen, but worry about falling, have balance or gait deficits, use a cane or walker, we may be able to help you avoid unpleasant consequences of falls like breaking your hip or hitting your head on the ground.
Many stroke survivors have impaired gait or balance, weakness, tightness (aka spasticity), numbness, difficulty with speech or swallowing, pain, emotional lability, seizure risk, post-stroke osteoporosis etc… According to the AHA (American Stroke Society) recovery after stroke can be improved by working with medical specialists e.g. physiatrists with expertise in neuro-rehabilitation.
Our physician and therapy providers work as a team to help you.