Stroke

Common symptoms and causes of Stroke

A stroke is a sudden loss of brain function caused by the interruption of blood flow or the rupture of blood vessels causing cell death in the affected area to die. The effects of a stroke depend on where the brain was injured, as well as how much damage occurred. Many stroke patients report weakness, numbness or paralysis on the side of the body the stroke has affected, with associated problems in balance and coordination, further challenging the patient’s return to a normal life following the stroke.

Physiotherapy interventions for stroke patients:

  • Facial weakness.
  • Muscle weakness of affected side.
  • Range of motion.
  • Balance.
  • Coordination.
  • Exaggerated reflexes.
  • Reducing spasticity.

Ultimately, the goals of physiotherapy are to equalize both sides of the body again, regaining strength and decreasing pain. By using the following methods, our physiotherapist will help you through your recovery process in the way best suited to your individual needs.

  • Positioning.
  • Strengthening exercises.
  • Bobath method.
  • Reducing spasticity.
  • Orthotics / splints.
  • Patient and family education (apraxia, aphasia, hemi neglect).