Exercises for stroke victims physical therapy

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Avatar n tn We continued with physical, speech and occupational therapy home visits through a private agency. Are home visits for therapy an option for you? I found that though the scheduling was erratic for these home visits, it gave us both something to work from. I don't know about your area, but there is an excellent rehab hospital in Washington DC, National Rehabilitation Hospital that is state of the art in their programs for recovery as well as neurological research.
Avatar n tn For most stroke patients, the rehabilitation process includes nursing, occupational therapy (OT), physical therapy (PT), therapeutic recreation (TR) and speech therapy (or speech language therapy, SLP). OT involves exercise and training to help the stroke patient relearn everyday activities, sometimes called the Activities of daily living (ADLs), such as eating and drinking, dressing, bathing, cooking, reading and writing, and toileting.
Avatar f tn Don't let them tell you he won't improve and don't give up fighting with the insurance companies for more therapy. My dad was 80 when he had his stroke so I think they just wanted to give up on him and put him in a nursing home. Good luck to you and keep us posted on his progress.
Avatar n tn Today, she has had really no improvement in her physical abilities eventhough she has had a lot of physical therapy, OT and speech therapy. She is in a wheelchair and can't do much. Her mental function has improved although her speech is not perfect and her short term memory is not so hot. They say if you survive a bleeding stroke your improvement should be better than an ischemic stroke, but unfortunately that has not been the case for her.
Avatar n tn All I can say with confidence and backed up by several doctors opinions is that these ideas are working for my wife. Will it work for every stroke patient? I doubt it since every stroke is different. I brought this information here with the intent to encourage others to investigate new ideas. Most of all, I wanted to provide encouragement to other care givers in this situation for the first time.
Avatar f tn as a family, your job is to be supportive, not to frustrate him, to encourage him and let him rest when he needs it. stroke victims require a lot of rest but they are also eager to function again. once he is out of the ICU, that is the time to get him into rehabilitation. you can learn a lot of techniques and exercises from physical and occupational therapists once they start working with him.
Avatar m tn I have had a cat scan which turned up nothing abnormal and have been referred to a neurologist by both the optician and my dr. By some stroke of luck there was a cancellation for the neurologist so I am able to get in tomorrow. There was apparently nothing wrong with my eye but the optician did feel that something was wrong with my optic nerve (can't remember if he said it was swollen or something was pushing onto it?
Avatar n tn If is new then it is another indicator of brain injury. tiredness is common for people with acquired brain injuries or stroke victims. if you tilt your head forward (chin too chest) does you feel tingles around your lips, in your hands or feet? This would indicate damage to the c-spine and that part of the spine has put pressure on the spinal cord at the base of the skull and may have damaged it.
382218 tn?1341185087 The class action lawsuit is the first to mount a broad challenge to a controversial Medicare policy requiring that patients achieve demonstrable improvements in functioning in order to qualify for physical, speech and occupational therapy and skilled nursing care. If such improvements are absent, Medicare often will refuse to pay for services and medical providers will cut them off.
Avatar f tn My 30 year old sister had a massive stroke on Feb 9, 2009. She had surgery on her cerebellum and was in ICU for 35 days. She developed an infection on her surgery (Mersa), and also got meningitis. She went to rehab for a week before she ended up back in the hospital having to have a shunt put in. She went back to rehab for a month, but we decided to take her home after seeing she was only getting 3 hours of therapy a day and nothing the rest of the time.
241234 tn?1220984156 We are sorry to learn that you had a stroke and can certainly understand your desire for information about treating spasticity as part of stroke rehabilitation. For citations to research articles, you may wish to search PubMed, which provides free access to a bibliographic database of published biomedical literature from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). You can access PubMed at http://www.pubmed.gov.
241234 tn?1220984156 Its much easier to do passive movement with my right hand flexing my left hand fingers open and closed, I can do that anyplace. This is really the depressing part, there is no standard protocol for any stroke therapy, we're all just guinea pigs floundering around.
Avatar f tn (Glory of internet - learn in 2008 that the neuro is/was a MS specialist and the physical therapist he sent me to worked primarily with MS patients and stroke victims.) Lots of comments by the PT if there was another dx in addition to the L5S1 disk problem. Just that. She finally scrapped the original set of PT work and switched to another set. From recent research into MS, most of that PT work is what is described specifically for MS and helping patients learn to adapt.
Avatar m tn OK, again some will differ but I did both physical therapy and massage on injured/sroke victims for 20 years, so just my opinions here: the thing I learned from the one chiropractor who was totally honest with me, Is even assuming there is a dislocated disc that can be "realigned" on average that "realignment" corrects back to it's unaligned position in 20 minutes. Meaning the few real improvements chiropractic successes that held up to scrutiny were A.
Avatar f tn If they don't, ask who in the community sees this group of patients. In the meantime, I would ask your current doctor for a prescription for physical therapy to learn some exercises that can help you prevent contractures. Good luck.
Avatar n tn I am a 34 year-old active, white female, average height, very healthy weight. I had an interior carotid dissection over a week ago, they think from a sports trauma (though I didn't do anything where I knowingly hurt myself). Luckily, I have 100% collateral blood flow, no brain damage, no shifting, etc...best possible outcome. Interestingly, in addition, I have tested positive for antiphospholipid antibodies (after testing false-positive for syphilis---common, who knew).
1323357 tn?1274826939 People that have experienced DP as a result of a bad drug trip or experience have NOT caused long term damage the mechanism is exactly the same, your brain is protecting itself, hiding away to get the rest it needs whether this be from the fear a bad experience causes or from the long term drain the drug use has on your body. For some people, there seems to be no trauma, no drug-inducement, no nothing that caused the DP.
544292 tn?1268886268 Another difference is length of acute withdrawall period; 4-6 days for opiates, 5-9 days for tramadol. Secondary withdrawall varied widely, but though a matter of weeks or months, symptoms DO resolve and successfull recoverers report that in retrospect this period was "more a matter of patience, rather than the teeth grinding endurance" of the first week.
Avatar n tn It took a 2 year stint of 1 on 1 pain therapy to get me ready for the craniotomy. When the time came for the surgery, I made the call. That call was the hardest pain I ever had to experience. My incision runs from the right side of my head to the left, around behind the temple, then to the front over the top of my ear and down in front through my sideburn. They laid the entire flap over my right cheek. So, Laurie... when I say that I feel for you, I do.
97676 tn?1340408973 I think it's great if you can't see a therapist and/or a psychiatrist, but I think your best bet would be the book, therapy, and medication if neccessary, meds aren't for everyone and I think some dr's are quick to put everyone on a pill and not everyone needs them. There are alot of great books about anxiety on the market that may be just as or more helpful than the program.
361662 tn?1204239310 I spend hours on the net trying to find an answer on how to get rid of this mess. I want it out of my body for good. I am praying more, learning breathing exercises, etc., driving my poor husband crazy, he can only stand so much. Only God can lead to the perfect answer. Sad, I called my Doctor the other day and He didn't remember who I was; I just had a visit with him 2 days before. I know he's a busy man, but for crying out loud, He could at least pulled my chart!!!.
544292 tn?1268886268 Sometimes, in war, you have to lay in your foxhole and do nothing but wait in silence. There's time for action and there's a time for inaction. To know the difference is good. It is wise. At the moment I'm beating myself up badly for not being able to move and certainly NOT being able to drive in this state! Come on now; I don't want to hurt anyone because my driving abilities are impaired. Let's act with intelligence shall we?
Avatar m tn The available therapy for coronary vessel disease treats the symptoms and is not a cure. The only medication that may discontinued is medication for chest pains, etc.
429155 tn?1205676864 Oxycontin.- While awaiting the scan results I was given oxycontin for pain relief, this seemed to do the trick for 2 weeks, 10mg 2x a day, then things hurt again so up the dose went 20mg 2x a day, then 40mg 2x a day, then 80mg 2x a day and up to 120mg 2x a day, recognise the scenereo anyone??..
480448 tn?1426952138 For a person who is experiencing this for the first time...it can be VERY upsetting and disturbing. I was there before as well...the first time I went through this, I was convinced there was something wrong with my eyes. Everything just "looked" so weird, so odd. I almost felt like I was having out of body experiences...or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, Many people have come here for many years, giving support and getting support. Because I still believe that Tramadol is unique in it's ... terror and torture of humans, this thread continues. The people who can understand what you are going thru are the people who have kicked it and there's people here who come back to lend a hand. You also will never need an understanding ear as much. You can do it. You can quit. You do not need to be a slave to Tramadol.