Stroke Rehabilitation

A Stroke occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working. It can be of ischemic (blockage) or haemorrhagic (internal bleeding) origin. A stroke is also called as cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or “brain attack”.

Clinically, the signs and symptoms may vary depends on the area of brain involved, including impairments of motor (movement), sensory (feeling), cognitive, perceptual and language functions. The patients may show signs of paralysis (hemiplegia) or weakness (hemiparesis).

There is another type of stroke called transient ischemic attack (TIA), where the impairment may resolve spontaneously with neurological recovery (reversible ischemic neurological deficit) within a few weeks.

Rehabilitation management is important for early mobilization to prevent or minimise secondary complications and deconditioning. It also helps to preserve the patient’s mobility and to facilitate patients’ movement in the correct way. Eventually to maximize the ability of walking and functional movements.

At MoveFree Physio, we use Propriaceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and Bobath concepts to promote recovery.