Physiotherapy for Stroke in Wakefield
Tops Fitness and Rehabilitation provides first class physiotherapy for stroke in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off and brain cells are damaged or die.
Strokes occur suddenly and most have an immediate affect.
A person may become numb, weak or paralysed on one side of the body. They may slur their speech and find it difficult to find words or understand speech. Some people lose their sight or have blurred vision, and others become confused or unsteady.
Depending on what part of your brain is affected and the severity of a bleed will determine what impact a stroke will have on you. It can affect both your physical and your mental function.
You will have had treatment in hospital with a multidisciplinary team and will then be discharged where you will still have the scope for improvement. Stroke rehabilitation requires an experienced neuro physiotherapist who understands how to maximise relearning and function; and minimise bad habits, which can prevent you achieving your potential.
How physiotherapy can help:
- Improve strength
- Improve coordination of activity
- Manage tone and spasms
- Provide techniques to optimise your function
- Re-education of movement patterns
- Improve your fitness
- Improve your balance
- Improve you confidence
- Improve your gait pattern
- Wheelchair advice
- Seating and posture
- Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
- Provision of orthotics
- Advice regarding equipment, activities and assistive technology
- Provide advice and teach carers
- Provide support and information
People who have had a stroke can improve their abilities and skills even years after they have been discharged. The brain has an amazing ability to retrain once challenged to do so. It is important you have a detailed physiotherapy assessment where we can identify your main problems and set goals with you, so you can make improvements, which will affect your quality of life.
At Tops Fitness and Rehabilitation, we have highly experienced physiotherapists working with you. We are able to work with cognitive occupational therapists, speech therapists and other professionals involved in improving your independence.
See http://www.stroke.org.uk/ for further information.