Stroke

Stroke, Treatment and Physiotherapy

5 ways to get the most out of physiotherapy

1. Find a goal you are motivated to achieve. No matter how big or small it may be. Motivation is a key driver of neuroplasticity.

2. Practise without repetition. You need lots of practise (just like athletes) to get good at doing something, but for the brain to really take …

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Rehabilitation at Home

Even months and years after a significant stroke, focussed and intensive therapy can help people make significant gains in their mobility, sense of touch, strength and functional ability. There is a growing body of research suggesting that goal oriented therapy can also change the brain, developing or renewing neural circuits, …

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Treatment in Hospital

Most major hospitals have dedicated stroke units with a team of health professionals. Medication, monitoring and imaging is used to help localise the areas affected by the stroke and control the bleed or reduce the infarct size and effect.

Allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists …

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What causes the problems associated with a stroke?

Symptoms of a stroke often transcend different areas of a person’s wellbeing. This includes their ability to speak, think, feel, see, move, swallow and express themselves. This is because cerebral arteries often supply many areas of the brain that control those abilities.

Where the stroke has occurred gives us a …

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What is a stroke?

Stroke refers to a loss of blood supply to the brain, either through a build up plaques or narrowing of the arteries (infarct), or from a bleed when they burst (haemorrhage). Blood is very important to the brain as it contains vital oxygen required to support brain cell (neurons) function. …

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