Stroke affects people in different dimensions. Physiotherapy can help restore loss of movement following a stroke.
What is stroke?
A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when something blocks blood supply to part of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts
What are the types of strokes?
- Ischemic stroke.
- Hemorrhagic stroke.
- A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is sometimes called a “mini-stroke.” It is different from the major types of strokes, because blood flow to the brain is blocked for only a short time—usually no more than 5 minutes.
The most common symptoms of a stroke are:
- Weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body
- Loss of vision or dimming (like a curtain falling) in one or both eyes
- Loss of speech, difficulty talking, or understanding what others are saying
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
- Loss of balance or unstable walking, usually combined with another symptom
How can physiotherapy help after a stroke?
Physiotherapy helps patients regain their function, independence and quality of life.
After a stroke, our brains cannot grow new cells to replace the ones that have been damaged, but the brain has the ability to reorganize its undamaged cells and make up for what has been lost. This is called neuroplasticity. This process can be guided by the rehabilitation you receive following your stroke, and your physiotherapist will provide expert guidance on how to relearn movement and regain function.
Getting a right treatment can make a big difference.
When you start physiotherapy, you set goals and plan exercises with the therapist. You should have therapy for as long as you need it. Therapy can end when you have reached your goals, such as walking or improving your balance.
When you get home, try to keep as active as you can. Moving and being active can help your recovery, reduce your risk of another stroke, and improve your wellbeing. Your physiotherapist can advise you on ways to build up activity levels and overall health.
Iswanah Resources works with qualified physiotherapist and Acupuncturist who are highly trained, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.