Physiotherapy is an integral component of your road to recovery from a Stroke. Stroke known as a cerebrovascular accident is a result of lack of oxygen to the brain due to a clot causing decreased blood flow, or ruptured vessel in the brain. Physiotherapy applied early in the patient journey will improve, function, health, and independence.
Physiotherapy can help restore loss of movement following a stroke. It can help regain strength and movement, enabling the patient to be as independent as possible.
Physiotherapists play a key role in the healthcare team while the patient is in hospital and afterwards. The Physiotherapist charts a rehabilitation program to help the patient become as mobile and as independent as possible. As part of rehabilitation, the Physiotherapist will provide treatment tailored to a person’s specific needs.
Depending on the severity of the stroke, physiotherapy can help in getting muscle control and strength back.