Strokes are a condition caused by a blockage in brain blood flow, and it’s estimated that they occur in about 800,000 Americans annually.
Recovering from a stroke is more effective if you have an experienced team of medical professionals on your side. This team should include a physical therapist who’s well versed in stroke rehab.
Benefits your physical therapy-based stroke rehab can offer
Before developing your stroke rehab plan, a Physical therapist will determine how badly your ability has been affected. They will also ask you questions about what parts of your body are affected or if you’re experiencing symptoms like pain.
All this information will help a physical therapist personalize your recovery plan to your specific needs. This allows such plans to offer benefits that include:
Increasing balance — Since strokes can affect the limbs and the balance center of the brain, stroke patients are more likely to fall and injure themselves. Your physical therapist can help you strengthen your limbs and core, which can help reduce your risk of falling.
Improving the ability to do normal daily tasks — Walking isn’t the only normal daily task that can be tougher for stroke patients. Eating unassisted can be a challenge, and lying down or sitting down can be tougher as well. Your Physical therapist can work with you to improve your ability to do such tasks.
Training family or caregivers — Specialists can also help train family members or caregivers to work with stroke patients outside of their physical therapy sessions. One study shows that such training can help with the following:
- Improving patients’ ability to walk
- Increasing community integration
- Reducing strain on caregivers
Seeking effective stroke rehab? Health Plus Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, Edison, NJ can help!
Has one of your loved ones recently had a stroke? Our Health Plus Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, Edison, NJ team is here to help them find the effective stroke rehab they require.
We can evaluate the impairments and other issues a stroke has caused. Our team can then build a personalized therapy plan designed to reduce these impairments and improve the patient’s ability to move.
Want to do your stroke recovery at home? No problem! Our physical therapists can help you get care at home thanks to our virtual therapy and at-home care sessions.
We can even help you get started with your physical therapy if you don’t yet have a doctor’s referral for it.
Contact us today for more information about how we can help with stroke recovery or schedule an initial appointment.