How Does Stroke Occur?
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes. A stroke is a medical emergency, and urgent treatment is extremely important. Early action can reduce brain damage and other complications.
The stroke symptoms can include a number of conditions such as trouble speaking, confusion, numbness of the face, arm or leg, problem seeing in one or both eyes, headache, dizziness, trouble walking. If you see someone experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you must call 911 immediately and monitor the person until help arrives.
After a stroke, the physiotherapist will determine the best stroke treatment based on the symptoms. You may need to undergo rehabilitation to rebuild strength and range of motion of the upper extremity. Oftentimes this is done through the combination of physiotherapy and exercises.
How To Treat A Stroke?
Physiotherapy is a key component of your road to total recovery following a stroke. Immediately after a stroke, there are many layers of stroke intervention. This includes therapy and exercises. Time is of the essence after primary interventions.
Many times, but not always, the physiotherapist will also recommend that you undergo a random neurological stimulation treatment in order to increase the brain’s plasticity. This may consist of transcranial magnetic stimulation, EEG based stimulation, or deep brain stimulation.
With the use of these treatments the goal is to promote the development of motor skills in addition to speech or sensory processing. Whether you receive treatment from one or more of these modalities, it is important to be educated about the treatment that you will receive and follow all the directions given by your specialist in order to achieve the best results possible.
Following your treatment plan exactly as it is written, will ensure that you receive the best outcome for your unique situation.
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Can You Recover From A Stroke?
Recovery time after a stroke is different for everyone. It can take weeks, months, or even years. Some people recover fully, but others have long-term or lifelong disabilities.
Furthermore, there are different types of stroke. You probably heard about the transient ischaemic attack? It happens when there is a lack of blood flow to the brain. It is because of the arteries that get blocked and the blood doesn’t reach the brain properly.
Last but not least, there is the hemorrhagic stroke. More information HERE.
Stroke Treatment & Appointment
If you want to book an appointment to start your recovery process, please contact our physiotherapy clinic in Burlington. We will book your initial visit with one of our knowledgeable physiotherapists.
We will go over all the stroke symptoms, review any heart and stroke medical history and design a plan of care designed specifically for you.
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