Stroke Recovery Treatment in Asheville, NC

We Help Stroke Survivors Regain Function & Hope

We use high-intensity neurological rehabilitation to help stroke survivors relearn lost skills, improve their quality of life, and regain independence.

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Funcitional Neurology Treatment for Stroke

Ischemic Stroke (Clots), Hemorrhagic Stroke (Bleeds), TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack), Cryptogenic Stroke

Irving's Stroke Recovery Treatment Story

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About Functional Neurology For Stroke Recovery 

Every year, nearly 800,000 Americans suffer from a stroke. Of those, about 140,000 will die, and another 500,000 will be left with some long-term disability. The road to recovery can be long and difficult for survivors and their caregivers. But there is hope.

APEX Brain Centers is a leading provider of functional neurological rehabilitation therapy (FNR), a new and promising treatment for stroke survivors that is based on the science of neuroplasticity.

Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to reorganize itself in response to changes in input. This means that, even after a stroke damages part of the brain, neuroplasticity can help the brain compensate for the loss by forming new connections between neurons.

FNR uses the power of Neuroplasticity to help stroke survivors relearn lost skills and regain independence. The therapist works with the survivor to retrain the brain through a series of exercises gradually increasing in difficulty. With time and effort, many survivors can make significant progress in their recovery.

A 2017 study published in Neurology Direct found that patients who received FNR saw significant improvements in motor function, activities of daily living, and quality of life at six months post-treatment when compared to those who received traditional rehabilitation therapy.

In addition to FNR, APEX uses a combination of metabolic stabilization and various high-intensity treatment modalities to accelerate stroke recovery.

Metabolic stabilization is a promising new treatment for stroke survivors. This therapy helps to regulate the body's metabolism, which can be disrupted after a stroke. Metabolic stabilization can help stroke survivors improve their condition and regain independence.

One study published in the Journal of Stroke found that metabolic stabilization helped stroke survivors achieve significant improvements in motor function and activities of daily living. This therapy also helped survivors improve their quality of life.

How Brain Rehabilitation & Training Works for Stroke Recovery

The APEX Brain Centers Approach Has Helped Thousands Regain Function & Quality of Life



Every patient's brain rehabilitation and training journey begins with the creation of an individualized care plan by our board-certified physicians and is informed by the following:

  • Lab Work to measure internal biochemistry and establish a metabolic baseline.
  • Cognitive Testing to evaluate attention, focus, memory, impulse control, and other critical cognitive abilities.
  • Comprehensive History including medical history, nutrition questionnaires, and lifestyle questions.

Neurological Rehabilitation


All APEX intensive rehabilitation programs combine treatment frequency, repetition, and duration multiple times per day to drive optimal patient outcomes.

  • Diagnostic Testing to measure internal biochemistry and establish a metabolic baseline.
  • Rehabilitation Modalities to evaluate attention, focus, memory, impulse control, and other critical cognitive abilities.
  • Metabolic and Nutritional Therapy to identify and correct nutritional deficiencies and optimize nutritional supplementation.



Patients' rehabilitation and training care plans continue as long as needed through a combination of the following distance and in-person treatment elements.

  • Retesting to continue to monitor internal biochemistry and measure progress.
  • Nutrition therapy through supplements and education to optimize health and cognitive performance.
  • At-home training includes exercises, therapies, and personalized strategies for each individual.

Frequently Asked Questions about APEX Stroke Recovery

APEX Brain Centers' intensive stroke recovery treatment program uses neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to heal itself, to help patients recover from strokes. The program consists of a series of intensive brain rehabilitation exercises that are designed to stimulate the patient's brain and help it rewire itself. This, in turn, helps the patient regain lost function and improve their quality of life.

No two recoveries are the same. Most people do regain some level of function after a stroke, but it can take many months or even years. It's important to have hope and keep fighting because, with hard work and dedication, you may be able to make significant progress. Stay positive, stay strong, and never give up. You can do it!

There are many ways to prevent a stroke. The most important is to stabilize your metabolic state by eating healthy foods and avoiding processed foods, sugars, and other toxins. You can also reduce your risk of stroke by leading a healthy lifestyle with plenty of exercise and relaxation techniques such as meditation. Low-stress levels help keep your hormones balanced and reduce the risk of inflammation. And lastly, staying physically active will help keep your circulation strong and reduce the chances of blood clots forming.

The brain can often rewire itself and create new neural pathways to help regain some of the lost function. This process is called Neuroplasticity.

A few things can help encourage Neuroplasticity and promote healing after a stroke. One is to participate in high-intensity rehabilitation treatments as we provide. We use specific exercises and therapies that target the parts of the brain responsible for certain functions (such as movement, speech, etc.) to improve function. 

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as recovery speed after a stroke depends on various factors. However, many experts agree that high-intensity rehabilitation therapy is key to helping stroke survivors regain their mobility and independence as quickly as possible.

In addition, recent advances in functional neurology therapies, like those we offer, deliver new options for helping stroke survivors recover more fully. These treatments focus on addressing the underlying causes of functional impairment rather than simply treating symptoms. This approach has been shown to be particularly beneficial for those who have suffered moderate to severe strokes.

If you or someone you love is seeking to recover from a stroke, it's important you seek medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider like APEX Brain Centers. The easiest first step is to schedule a free consultation with one of our board-certified physicians, who will evaluate your condition, answer your questions, and provide care recommendations.

Our Patients Own Words

"Before I went to APEX Brain Centers, I could barely get out of bed and function on a daily basis."

"Today, nearly a year after my initial visit to APEX I am still getting better every day."

"I feel so blessed to have found APEX Brain Centers. These are great people who do great work."

"I can't remember the last time I felt happy. Now, I am happy all of the time. I feel relaxed and at peace."

"Your work has made an enormous difference."

"I felt empowered after receiving two-weeks of brain training and being given a battery of take-home therapies."

"I don’t just believe I can be as good as I once was. I believe I will be even better."

"I am truly overcome with gratitude and humility. Thank you so much for being a part of my healing journey."

"I am finding myself again! I’ve come a far way in 5-days and I trust that it will only get better thereafter."

"I cannot put into words how grateful I am for helping me tap into my wellsprings of potential and discover my inner strengths, my ability to fly and start my healing."

"Thank you for your part in my journey to recovery."

"After my consultation with Dr. Trayford, I felt reassured that this is where I needed to be."

"For the first time, a doctor understood the language I spoke!"

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