A stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted suddenly or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces that surrounds the brain cells. There are two types of strokes:
- Ischemic Stroke: It is blockage of blood vessel connecting to the brain. Ischemic Stroke accounts for approximately 80 % of all Stroke incidents. Either an abnormal narrowing or thickening of the artery wall can also cause ischemic Strokes.
- Haemorrhagic Stroke: It is bleeding into or around the brain. Such strokes account for approximately 20 % of all strokes.
Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood. PHYworld has highly specialized neurological physiotherapists are able to deliver tailored stroke rehabilitation programs. A stroke may affect different areas of your body. The common areas as described by Dr. Vandana JaiSingh, a renowned physiotherapist in Delhi that can be enhanced with the help of neurological physiotherapy are listed below:
- Improvement in walking
- Improvement in arm and hand function after the stroke
- Reduction in spasticity in limbs and muscles
- Reduction in post-stroke shoulder pain from shoulder instability or weakness
- Enhancing mobility by addressing any foot dragging
- Addressing weak and spastic muscles
- Re-educating movement patterns through natural and assisted technology methods
Sometimes patients have been told that they have reached a point where they will no longer improve.
From our experience, we have seen improvement in clients many years after the onset of their condition. With determination and help from our specialist team of Neurological Physiotherapists, PHYworld can help clients regain movement and function long after they have been told they have ‘plateaued’ in their recovery.
Coping with a stroke can be one of the most difficult obstacles you have ever faced. The best things you can do are seek help for symptoms of depression and anxiety, spend time with family and friends, maintain your quality of life by staying active and doing things you enjoy, and most importantly, make the most of your neurological rehabilitation. The most common rehabilitation therapies for stroke survivors are physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Vision therapy can also be helpful. If you have any query related to stroke rehabilitation or you want to know more about the treatment options available then you can schedule an appointment with Phyworld.