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Physical Therapy for Stroke Recovery

About Strokes and Stroke Recovery

When a person experiences a stroke (sometimes called a brain attack), the blood supply to part of the brain is blocked or interrupted, such as when a blood vessel bursts and damages part of the brain.  The implications can vary tremendously, but for many, physical therapy for stroke recovery is a must.

 

The brain manages many functions in the body, including language, memory storage, breathing, digestion, and control of movements.  Oxygen is needed for the brain to function properly, and normal blood flow delivers oxygen-rich blood to the brain.

 

During a stroke, the blockage of blood flow can cause brain cells to die within minutes due to inadequate oxygen to the brain.  The location of the blockage determines which part of the body will be affected by the stroke.

Acting FAST Is Critical in Stroke Treatment

Stroke treatments work best when a stroke is quickly diagnosed and treated within the first 3 hours of the stroke.  Call 9-1-1- immediately if you or anyone you are with experience these signs of a stroke:

 

 

Immediately call 9-1-1 if you or someone you are with might be having a stroke.  Rapid treatment is critical to prevent death and disability from a stroke.  Early treatment can improve recovery, and early rehabilitation can improve the stroke patient’s functions, sometimes to a remarkable degree.

Stroke Rehabilitation from Your Team at Physical Therapy Now

After emergency care of the stroke and treatment for preventing another stroke, stroke rehabilitation (“rehab”) can include one or more types of therapy:

 

 

These therapies can take place in a rehabilitation unit in a hospital setting, in a rehabilitation hospital, at home, with outpatient services at physical therapy, or at a long-term care facility.

Lowering the Risks of a First Stroke and Recurrent Strokes

Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Miami

If you or your loved one is in need of physical therapy or occupational therapy in Miami, the team at Physical Therapy Now is here for you.  Our passion and expertise are in helping people of all ages achieve optimal health and wellbeing.  Call us today at (800) 481-4582.

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