Stroke

When stroke first happens, there is typically a flurry of hospital activity while the cause of the stroke is established, and therapy programs are begun. Appropriate medication and advice for future prevention is also established. However once the person comes home, they may experience a dramatic reduction in frequency of therapy interventions. This may be fine if the person is able to remember what they need to do and can continue to make progress accordingly. However, some people do feel that they can benefit from further ongoing advice after stroke, once they are at home and have been discharged from NHS services.

As a team, we have extensive experience of providing such support to people in their own homes and in their local community. Some of the ways we can help people after stroke are to devise and progress exercise programs, establish a gym programmes, establish exercises that can be done in water where appropriate, and advise on appropriate walking aids. We can also assist with sensory re-education programmes when there are ongoing difficulties with how the limbs feel to the person who has had the stroke. We can also work in conjunction with speech & language therapists to address difficulties associated with posture, feeding and swallowing.

Sometimes people appreciate the opportunity to review their situation on a one-off basis, and discuss with an experience neuro physiotherapist just to check that they're on the right lines. Stroke can be very variable in its extent and nature of its presentation, but we can provide realistic advice on what potential you have for further recovery once we have seen what you can do and how you respond to our advice between the first and second session.

To speak to a member of our team, call us now on 01924 782149 or email info@adamsneurophysio.org.uk