How to Treat Fresh Stroke

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A stroke is caused by a distruption of blood flow to the brain as a result of a blockage or leakage in a blood vessel. The effects of a stroke vary depending on the severity of the blockage or leakage. Common symptoms of a stroke are arm and leg weakness, facial weakness and speech problems. Symptoms can cause decreased mobility, balance problems and difficulty performing everyday tasks.

Some steps to Take In Fresh Strokes in case of fresh stroke

Face: Ask the fellow to smile, Does the face droop to one side?

Arm : Ask him or her to raise his arm to full height. Is there difficulty in raising arms ?

Speech : Is there a Slurred speech or difficulty in talking

All these are tests for fresh stroke. if there is difficulty in carrying out these tasks in addition to weakness of the legs or inabilty to stand; then try to make the fellow get stabilized. Then take him to the nearest hospital for quick intervention.

Physical therapy is essential for stroke recovery, especially in the early stages. 

Stroke Physiotherapy Treatment

Around half of stroke survivors are left with significant disability. The brain is, however is very adaptable and with physiotherapy, recovery can take place over a period of years. Patients often have a rapid period of recovery in the first few months after a stroke followed by a slower recovery over the following years. To gain the maximum recovery, physiotherapy treatment should be continued once you leave hospital.

You will be discharged from hospital when you are medically stable. Being discharged from hospital does not mean that you will not improve further. Your rehabilitation should continue as soon as you leave hospital. With the correct physiotherapy input and advice you still have lots of potential to improve over the coming years.

Physiotherapy will assist you in regaining as much movement and function as possible. Treatment often focuses on sitting balance, standing balance, walking, using your affected arm / hand and managing any changes in muscle tone, pain or stiffness.

Physiotherapy can help Stroke Patients to:

  • improve balance and walking
  • increase ability to roll / move in bed / sit / stand
  • reduce muscle spasms, pain and stiffness
  • increase strength
  • retrain normal patterns of movement
  • increase affected arm and leg function
  • increase energy levels
  • increase independence and quality of life
  • reduce the risk of fall

Do you have Stroke or someone with Stroke ? Please Contact

Effective Physiotherapy & Fitness Clinic Immediately!

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