A stroke occurs when the blood flow to part of the brain is cut off due to various reason.
Stroke can cause weakness or paralysis in one side of the body.
Some people will make an early recovery after a stroke, whereas others will need more help and time to recover.
Person affected with Stroke will be finding difficulties in daily activities such as walking, Moving the hand or leg, Speaking and some times even swallowing. There can be emotional or Psychological issues too. Rehabilitation is often necessary to assist the brain to relearn skills that have been affected by a stroke.
Physical Therapy Treatment for Stroke:
Many studies have shown that early intervention of Neurological Physiotherapy and rehabilitation helps in better and speedy recovery of stroke patients. Hence it is very important to start rehabilitation early.
Common Physiotherapy treatment post paralysis due to stroke includes:
- Virtual reality therapy
- Incontinence management
- Swallowing therapy
- Gait therapy
- Assistive robotic therapy
- Functional electrical stimulation
- Strengthening exercise
- Functional relearning
A specialist rehabilitation team will assess a person’s suitability for ongoing rehabilitation after a stroke. The amount and type of rehabilitation offered will depend on the individual’s needs and how much they can manage. Family, carers and the person affected by stroke should be involved in any choices available.
It is important to have a regular review with the Neurologist. Studies has shown that negligence can lead to reoccurrence of stroke.