Recovering After a Stroke: Is it ever too late?

Brain scans of a post-stroke patient

Across the globe, stroke is the second leading cause of mortality and number-three cause of disability. Survivors are frequently left with motor function challenges as well as cognitive impairments. Most stroke survivors are told not to expect many improvements to their condition after the first six months.

Now there is new hope. The Aviv Medical Program, a medical treatment clinically proven to reverse impairments associated with stroke, is helping stroke survivors restore cognitive and physical vitality and regain some of their capabilities — even several years after their stroke.

Brain scans of a post-stroke patient
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  • The Aviv Medical Program helps heal brain and body

    Backed by over a decade of research, our personalized program combines cognitive and physical training with unique Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to treat the body and brain after a stroke.

    The program helps restore independence in stroke survivors, even years after traditional therapies have stopped offering improvements.

    Benefits of the program include improvements in:

    – Cognitive and motor functioning

    – Memory, attention, focus, and clarity

    – Information processing speed and speech

    – Coordination, balance, and gait

    – Mobility and independence

    If you or a loved one has suffered from an ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, or a TIA, we may be able to help. Contact the clinic today.

Post Stroke Recovery at Aviv Clinics

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96% of Aviv clients experienced clinically verifiable improvements in brain function

Contact us today to learn if the Aviv Medical Program is right for you or your loved ones.

  • image of How can the Aviv Medical Program help with stroke recovery?
  • How can the Aviv Medical Program help with stroke recovery?

    A 3-Step Process:

    1. In-depth medical assessment: We diagnose the severity of the brain injury caused by the stroke, using the most advanced brain imaging tests suited to your needs—perfusion MRI and/or SPECT. Our medical team also conducts physical, cognitive, and neurological tests to assess the suitability for treatment.
    2. Tailored treatment program: We use your results to develop a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan. This plan can include cognitive and physical training, dietary coaching, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) sessions,  with additional therapies scheduled based on your recovery needs and goals.
    3. Post-treatment assessment: At the conclusion of your Aviv Medical Program treatments, you’ll receive a detailed report of your results, including any cognitive and physical changes. We repeat the tests from the initial assessment to measure your improvements and make recommendations for ongoing progress.

    Speak with an Aviv team member to learn if you’re a candidate for the program.


Changing Lives of Stroke Victims

Hope exists for stroke survivors with the Aviv Medical Program.

Speak with an Aviv team member to learn if you’re a candidate for the program.

Benefits of Aviv Medical Program for stroke survivors may include*:

Benefits for your brain*:

Benefits for your brain*:

  • Rejuvenation of injured brain tissue, restoring some or all functions impacted by the damaged tissue.
  • Increased blood flow in the parts of the brain associated with sensation, memory, vision, and attention, leading to better memory, attention, executive function, and information processing speed.
  • New stem cells and blood vessels in the brain (angiogenesis).
  • Improved psychomotor function (the combination of precise motor responses and cognitive problem-solving abilities).
  • Triggered neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to adapt/react in response to injury or disease – in injured parts of the brain, even years after stroke.
  • Triggered neurogenesis – neuronal (nerve cell) regeneration that occurs in the brain.
  • Improved quality of life overall.
  • *Individual patient results may vary.
Benefits for your body*:

Benefits for your body*:

  • Better physical performance: mobility, fitness, strength, coordination, balance, gait
  • Improved NIHSS (neurological motor function score), ADL (activities of daily living score), and EQ-5D (quality of life score).
  • Boost power and stamina
  • Reduced pain (strong anti-inflammatory effect)
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Improved sexual performance (for men)
  • *Individual patient results may vary.
Benefits for your cells*:

Benefits for your cells*:

  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Encourage stem cells – the building blocks of tissue rejuvenation - to multiply and migrate
  • Lengthen telomeres – the protective caps at the end of each strand of DNA - associated with extending our biological clock
  • Reduce senescent cells – known to contribute to many age-related diseases
  • Increase mitochondrial function – the power center of the cell
  • *Individual patient results may vary.

Aviv Clinics is changing the lives of stroke victims, one patient at a time.

Backed by over 15 years of research, the Aviv team created the Aviv Medical Program under the scientific leadership of Dr. Shai Efrati, Director of the Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at the Shamir Medical Center in Israel. Over 2,000 clients have successfully been treated with the Aviv protocol to date.

Stroke research and HBOT:
Clear, proven research

Recent clinical studies at the Shamir Medical Center have evaluated the effects of HBOT on patients suffering from neurological deficiencies caused by stroke.

In the latest research headed by Dr. Amir Hadanny and Dr. Shai Efrati, the team evaluated the effects of HBOT on the world’s largest cohort of stroke patients. A retrospective analysis was conducted on 162 patients who were treated with HBOT for chronic stroke (>3 months after the insult) between 2008-2018 at the Sagol Center.


Overall, clinical evidence suggests that treatment with a specialized hyperbaric oxygen therapy protocol can induce brain neuroplasticity and improve memory, attention, executive function, information processing speed and motor skills in post-stroke patients, even years after the initial stroke. The clinical improvements were achieved regardless of the type of stroke or where it occurred in the brain.

Speak with an Aviv team member to learn if you’re a candidate for the program.