According to medical professionals, stroke is a condition where a blood clot or ruptured blood vessel or artery interrupts blood flow to an area of the brain. It is caused when oxygen and glucose (sugar) flowing to the brain is less in required quantity, which leads to brain cellsdamage and eventually death. Medical professionals say that most of the patients who die or get disabled from the stroke don’t know its symptoms or precautions. Therefore, worldwide campaigns are run in order to let people know of the stroke symptoms and the precautions.
Symptoms of Stroke
The most common of the stroke symptoms is trouble with walking. A patient might experience sudden and frequent dizziness, loss of balance while walking. Also, he might also face troubled speaking and understanding. He may slur words or be unable to find the right words to explain what’s going on. Another symptom of a stroke is paralysis or numbness at one side of patient’s body or face. He may not be able to raise an arm, or one side of his mouth may droop wheneverytime he/she tries to smile. A patient suffering from stroke might also not be able to see in one or both eyes.
Stroke Physiotherapy Treatment
Physical therapy is administered to a stroke patient within a few days he gets admitted to the hospital. It has been proved that physiotherapy enables patients overcome their disabilities though it is time consuming.
Various programs are involved in the physical therapy. The objective of physiotherapy for the people who suffer from stroke is to provide strength and keep the patient’s limbs motile and prevent the recurrence of stroke. To prevent the muscles and limbs from becoming weak it must be noted that proper attention is given and exercise techniques are maintained. The patients and the care taker are trained in a proper way so that they perform the exercises correctly. Some other techniques that are taught to the care taker and the patient are keeping all things safe and secure, such as keeping the patients away from stoves and ovens, removing any obstacles from the patients’ path, ways to cook food, and helping them with balance. One should be extra cautious while leaving a patient who is affected by stroke alone.
Most exercises performed by physiotherapists for patients affected by stroke are similar to those taught for those suffer from disabilities. Some of the techniques used are percussion instruments, massages, suctioning, prescription of medicines and evaluation. For patients who have lung and respiratory problems, physiotherapists recommend exercises which involve coughing and taking deep breaths…
Persons who can manage to stand on their own learn other exercises which may at times or may not involve the use of walking aids. They try to get up from the bed, move from a chair to a wheel chair or trying walking without incident. Stroke patients are also taught exercises which include stretching, strengthening the muscle, endurance and deep breathing.
A lot of techniques are used by physiotherapists for stroke patients having speaking difficulties. Short- term speaking therapy has been successful in restoring speaking skills in patients affected by stroke. Speech therapist works on the language of the stroke patient for 3 hours every day for some weeks. The patient will be given ample time to try and speak as it is known that emotions interfere their speech patterns.
Physiotherapy is provided for patients affected by strokes at hospitals or at rehabilitation centers. However, some of these facilities may not work for many patients due to the costs involved among other factors. This is why many patients choose to go to a physiotherapy clinic where they can get a personalized physiotherapy treatment. At our Clinic, we have professional physiotherapists who have enough experience to help you or your loved one recover from stroke through a personalized physical therapy. We have enough infrastructure and our services are affordable for all people. Call or visit us today for consultations and more information.
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