Revive Rehab Physiotherapy

Stroke and Paralysis Recovery

Stroke and Paralysis Recovery

Paralysis results in the loss of muscle control and can affect speech in some cases. Physical therapy is highly effective for stroke and paralysis patients, focusing on muscle strengthening, nerve stimulation, and occupational therapy to improve daily activities. These therapies aim to restore function and independence, helping patients regain control over their movements and enhance their quality of life.

Patients often use mobility aids such as braces and walkers initially to assist with movement and stability. Spontaneous recovery is possible for conditions like Bell’s palsy, a temporary facial paralysis. Activity-based therapy includes bed-to-wheelchair transfers, gait training with walkers or harnesses, stair navigation, bladder control improvement, and upper body strengthening and conditioning. These activities are designed to improve overall mobility, strength, and coordination, enabling patients to perform daily tasks more effectively and confidently.

Types of Stroke

Ischemic Stroke

Caused by an obstruction (clot) in a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain, accounting for 87% of all strokes.

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Results from a ruptured blood vessel bleeding into the brain.

Rehab Activities

Self-Care Skills

Feeding, grooming, bathing, and dressing.

Mobility Skills

Transferring, walking, or moving a wheelchair.

Communication Skills

Enhancing cognitive functions like memory or problem-solving.

Social Skills

Interacting effectively with others.

Stroke Prevention

Control your blood pressure.

Do not smoke; quit if you do.

Maintain a healthy weight.

Increase physical activity.

Treat transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) aggressively.

Manage atrial fibrillation.

Address circulatory problems like peripheral artery disease or severe anemia.

Control blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Follow a healthy diet low in sodium and rich in potassium.

Drink alcohol in moderation.

By adhering to these prevention tips and engaging in comprehensive rehabilitation, stroke survivors can significantly improve their recovery and quality of life.

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