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.
398059 tn?1447949233 It sounds like you landed an excellent therapist. What a true stroke of luck. Great news. All this therapy can be difficult. Hang in there with it Michael. I think it can only help. You sound commited to it, so you have already passed go.... Please keep us updated on your progress. We're pulling for you buddy. You know that.
Avatar n tn Even after months of both in and out patient physical/occupational/cognitive therapy I still have vestibular/balance problems. I have 2 questions: 1)Even after this long is there anything else I can do to improve my balance and coordination? 2)I still smoke (stupid, I know), which causes severe degradation of my balance for 5-10 mins. after I do. What is the cause of this?
Avatar n tn My husband is coming home from a care center on Wednesday after surviving a very serious hemmoraghic stroke. The stroke occurred June 28th. He was operated on that day and has been in rehab skilled care for all this time. I am afraid I am not doing enough for him. He has atrial fibrillation and has been put back on coumadin. He walks with a walker, but is unbalanced and may fall causing another stroke. A gait belt is used to steady him when he walks.
531662 tn?1239203696 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 She is receiving physical and occupational therapy but not speech therapy. They don't have it right now, where she is. I have heard that this needs to be started ASAP but also that they can't do it yet because of not being able to pass the swallowing test. After she had the stroke, she was on oxygen and had a feeding tube down her throat. She is now off of the oxygen and has a feeding tube in her stomach.
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 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 n tn Hi, Stroke recovery is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient. These include nursing staff, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and usually a physician trained in rehabilitation medicine. Some teams may also include psychologists and social workers and pharmacists. Patients may demand access to state of the art treatment with the help of their own doctor.
Avatar m tn Hi d- My father had a stroke in April. One of the most helpful things we did for him was acupuncture. In China apparently when you have a stroke you go to a acupuncture hospital. Other things helped, including physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Avatar f tn ), but usually with supportive care (physiotherapy and occupational therapy) and secondary prevention with antiplatelet drugs (aspirin and often dipyridamole), blood pressure control, statins and anticoagulation. ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stroke How much of fuctioning he will re-gain and rate of recovery varies from person to person.
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 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 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 f tn Being that you have a history of HTN (high blood pressure), you are definitely at high risk for a TIA/Stroke. You could have possibly have had a TIA/Stroke. Secondly, with a blood pressure that elevated and symptoms, please go immediately to the ER; don't try to treat yourself at home; bad idea.
241234 tn?1220984156 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.
Avatar n tn The technique is time consuming, very expensive, only available at a few centers, and many highly respected neuro-ophthalmologists believe the value of the procedure is somewhere between no help at all to unproven to help. I do not refer my patients for this treatment. I do have them see occupational therapy which most find helpful.
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 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 After a stroke, research has shown the greatest benefit from physical therapy occurs in the first few months, but that when physical therapy is stopped, some loss of the previously gained benefits occurs. Continued physical therapy is always important, but often assistive devices such as AFOs, canes or walkers are required.
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 n tn But, she was in bed for the first 8 weeks. She gets physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy around 4 times a week for each. The nursing home does a good job of getting them up and out of their room for most of the day. She does go back to bed for a couple of naps in the day. But, since she can't walk or move her arm her movement is limited. At times the pain has been so bad that she has blood curtling screams of pain. Other times she cries.
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 I work in as an aide in a physical therapy department. I would try any exercise that involves your ankle and strengthing exercises. Standing on mats, trampolines, or a balance board is good for this. Also, try balancing exercises on that one leg such as having someone roll a ball towards you and then you kick it. Stretch bands are good too. be creative!
Avatar n tn I have been going to occupational therapy for 5 months now. My doctor wants to do anodyne therapy. I was wondering if you can explain it to me and will it help my tone in my left arm which was affected by the stroke?
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 m tn i try to give him physio 2 times a day with moving hands and legs from joints and then he started to move his right leg, very tiny minute movements in hands and with head. I was wondering is there anything i can do to make therapy intense and he learns to move again?
Avatar n tn I had a stroke in oct 08 since then alot of challengesLeft side hemiparesis . pain on the left side. regaining some movement. is rehab the only way to go. is there any medications, surgery, with good results.
620081 tn?1221446130 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.