Occupational therapy in acute stroke rehabilitation

Common Questions and Answers about Occupational therapy in acute stroke rehabilitation

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Avatar f tn I understand each stroke and stroke patient is different, but what could we expect in relation to time of recovery and how much recovery should we realistically expect? Any advice or experiences shared would be appreciated.
Avatar f tn Rehabilitation may be an ongoing process to maintain and refine skills and could involve working with physiotherapy and occupational therapy specialists.As such the time , to get back to normal activities cannot be predicted. You should give the patient more attention and care as patients get depressed and psychologically disturbed. Refer http://heart-disease.health-cares.net/stroke-recovery.
Avatar f tn If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services. For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery.
241234 tn?1220980556 has anyone used this therapy? I saw an article in the Lancet -Rehabilitation of hemiparesis after stroke with a mirror Altschuler EL, Wisdom SB, Stone L, Foster C, Galasko D, Llewellyn DME, Ramachandran V The Lancet - Vol. 353, Issue 9169, 12 June 1999, Pages 2035-2036 I was wondering what the therapy protocols for this are, My Occupational therapist has not heard of this. I'm looking at this to see if I can get my hand to open up.
531662 tn?1239200096 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 n tn If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services. For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery.
Avatar f tn • balance problems (ataxia) • Vertigo and dizziness • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) and articulating words (dysphasia) • Sensory problems (issues with numbness) • Weakness that affects ability to stand and walk symmetrically • Arm weakness Recovery following a stroke depends on a number of factors {The Australian National Stroke Foundation} • Location • Type of stroke (bleed or block) • How much brain tissue damage has occurred • General health prior to the stroke (how active your father wa
Avatar n tn Generally, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help you to regain function in better way and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar m tn I am 44 i had my big stroke in jan and a tia in june, The only deficit is a numbness in my right hand and a little bit in my speech. Over the last week i am having a sharp pain in my chest just to the right on my left arm pit. should i be concerned about this?
Avatar f tn Her symptoms could be related to stroke. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar f tn If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services. For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery. Hope it helps.
Avatar n tn If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services. For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery.
Avatar f tn hi, if you have not started rehabilitation in this period, start it under the supervision of his neurologist. physical therapy for gait and gross motor skills, occupational therapy for upper limbs and cognition and speech therapist for speech and other cognitive areas. starting rehabilitation in the first 6 months has more results.
Avatar f tn If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services. For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery.
Avatar f 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 n tn However after surgery, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help you to regain function in better way and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar m tn Depending on the patients need, rehabilitation may include physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and recreational therapy. Medications are given to control any high risk factors like diabetes or hypertension. So, for now she will have to continue with the rehabilitation protocol her doctor has advised. As she is showing an improvement, her condition should improve. Also, discuss with her doctor about the cause for the bleed and take precautions to prevent further episodes.
Avatar f tn If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services. For coordinated rehabilitation program a team of a neurologist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a speech-language pathologist, a nutritionist work together to help you in your recovery.
Avatar m tn Cerebral atrophy occurs when brain tissues lose cells (neurons) or in simple language brain shrinks. Common reasons could be stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, brain infections, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Common symptoms could be dementia, fits, and language disorders. Unfortunately there is no permanent cure of the condition, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses.
Avatar f tn Cerebral atrophy occurs when brain tissues lose cells (neurons) or in simple language brain shrinks. Common reasons could be stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, brain infections, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Common symptoms could be dementia, fits, and language disorders. Unfortunately there is no permanent cure of the condition, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses.
1226884 tn?1272081604 I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar m tn I can understand your worrying concerns about post-stroke recovery. Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.
Avatar n tn i would like to know what kind of rehabilitation is needed and can u refer me few books in developmental therapy which will be useful for her.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately, rehabilitation is the only effective way to help the patient regain function to the possible extent and prevent from permanent losses. If rehabilitation program is appropriately instituted, most of the stroke patients can regain maximum functions with appropriate therapy, training and support services.