Stroke in occupational therapy

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Avatar f tn I have been doing physical therapy and occupational therapy before I got out of the hospital in March 2010 and continued afterwards. I have also been doing strength training at the gym 3 to 4 days a week as well. The general concensus was that the stroke was brought on by my battle with terminal breast cancer for 2 years. I was declared cancer-free two weeks before the stroke occurred. I'm beginning to wonder if I can recover from this disasterous event and get my life back.
Avatar f tn Does she do physical therapy and occupational therapy now? She should do it as much as possible as this is the best time to 'recover' impairment lost during the stroke. How old is she if you don't mind me asking.
470168 tn?1237471245 I have a query regarding provision of Occupational Therapy in the USA. I want to compare it with provision in the UK. In the UK provision is divided between Health and Education. Education do not have any Occupational Therapist Department as they say "it is not essential to learning". As any mother with an autistic child with sensory differences knows sensory stuff has a huge impact and does make it hard for them to access learning in a school environment.
1672915 tn?1335220598 My case was pretty extreme but I did Occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy daily. Occupational therapy was very helpful for me, but I was learning how to live in a wheelchair. I did do a lot of work on my arms and my shoulders and it was helpful very quickly.
620081 tn?1221442530 too little blood or ischemic stroke and too much blood or hemorrhagic stroke. Complications of stroke include: pralysis or loss of muscle movement, dfficulty talking or swallowing; aphasia, a condition in which a person has difficulty expressing thoughts through language, memory loss or troubles with understanding. Take care and regards.
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 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 f tn hi my brother inlaw had a massive stroke yesterday.He is only 38. and ther doctor said lots of brian damiage. do you think he could live after this.
Avatar m tn I would get another opinion and talk to someone about physical therapy and occupational therapy (how to eat, dress etc.).
Avatar m tn I second the advice above. You have not had long since your stroke. I would question your reading on the internet. People continue to make progress especially during the first 6 months to a year, but even more after that, but you need therapy to help you. Maybe even physical therapy. If that doesn't help, look into Botox injections which could unfreeze your hand. Good luck.
1901116 tn?1321568437 Brianna, that could be a lot of neurological stuff. Can you have him evaluated soon? If he needs occupational therapy to be able to use both hands the earlier you start him the better. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn my mother had a thalamic stroke back in october and is still really confused. can't remember anything that has happened yesterday let alone 5 minutes ago. she tries to have connservations but cant really find the words. whAT CAN I DO TO HELP HER! She is nothing like she used to be. Cries for no appearent reason. will she ever come close to resembling the person she use to be?
Avatar f tn The child can get lots of help with Occupational Therapy and by people at home, and if he has the capacity, he can learn to help himself later on. If this is the case, a good book is called "The Out of Sync Child"- ask the therapist about it.
Avatar m tn Can anyone tell me what a medicaid patient is entitled to in terms of physical, occupational and speech therapy. My boyfriend at 47 has had his second stroke on January 30, 2013. It is now November and he is still in a nursing home in Long Term Care unit and not receiving ANY rehab. The reason the home gives is that he has "plateaued". People I have spoken to have said that he should still be receiving therapy.
Avatar n tn my 48 yr old mom had a Hemorrhagic stroke on the 26.05.2008. After 5months in hospital, she just came home yesterday. The neuro doc said it was a large bleed in the left side of her brain, which has left her paralysed on her right side. Mom has no speech whatsoever but she does understand and recognise us.
Avatar n tn The facilities he has been in specialize in brain injuries and he receives 6-8 hours of therapy each day - physical therapy, occupational therapy, vision therapy, neurocognitive therapy, and speech therapy as well as sessions with neuropyschiatrists and psychologists. It's working. And I see miracles being worked at that facility every day.
Avatar m tn Since it has already been 4 months since the stroke and improvement has not been significant, major improvement would not be expected beyond this stage. Management at this stage would largely involve physical and occupational therapy. It would suggest discussing the situation, the appropriate management plan and the expected prognosis in detail with his treating neurologist. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
976897 tn?1379167602 The rehabilitation process includes speech therapy to relearn talking and swallowing, occupational therapy to regain dexterity in the hands and legs, and physical therapy to improve strength and walking. The aim of the treatment is to restore as many, if not all, of the pre-stroke activities and functions of the patient. All there therapies may be carried out at home also.
800724 tn?1254440318 I did. not to go back to work but to go back to school. The help I received from my occupational therapist was tremendous. I will be able to go back to go school this semester and because of the occupational therapy I believe I will better able to go to school.
Avatar f tn Dear, A stroke recovery, is the process by which patients with disabling strokes undergo treatment to help them return to normal life as much as possible by regaining and relearning the skills of everyday living the rehabilitation process includes nursing, occupational therapy , physical therapy , therapeutic recreation and speech therapy .
Avatar f tn Apraxia can refer to speech issues following a stroke (especially in an adult); developmental apraxia usually refers to speech issues from a "problem" in the brain neurotransmitters which are not caused by trauma but probably present at or before birth. But, I'm not an expert in this area - anyone else with to comment?
Avatar m tn Therefore, I would suggest following the suggestion made by them and recovery will be although slow but most of the functions may be restored. In addition, it is essential to know that risk of stroke recurrence may be reduced such as by quitting smoking and controlling blood pressure. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Memory loss and impaired thinking and illogical thought process can occur after stroke. It all depends on the part of brain involved in stroke. Since her left side of the body was involved it indicates the involvement of right side of the brain. The right hemisphere controls thought and perception and memory. This is also termed as vascular dementia. Please consult her doctor about as she may need physical and occupational therapy.
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 Either way ask for what therapy should be followed to address any deficits and ask for a doctors order for those therapies, which may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy. You should never have been allowed out of the hospital without some explanation of preventative measues being taken. Does he have any deficits? With that knowledge someone here could respond specifically.
Avatar m tn I recently suffered a stroke while on Lo Seasonique. I too am still in recovery. My stroke happened on March 16, 2012.
Avatar m tn my sister was recently diagonised with lacunar infarct involving right corona radiata . she is not sleeping well in night. I want to know whether it can be cured and wat measures we have to take?. wat will be the effects?. whether it can be cured in tablets or it require surgery?. Please advice?