Stroke in occupational therapy

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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 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 My husband suffered a stroke on 3/2/14. He is now in the surgical and neurological intensive care unit. He has been in a deep sleep, the ct scan show swelling of his brain. Doctors said all we can do is wait for him to become more alert. Occupational and physical therapist has come and hone because he won't wake up for the service . I also want to know if this is normal and what can I ask of the doctors for help.
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.
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.
Avatar f tn one of them had sensory problems that it had a good prognosis with stimulation therapy in occupational therapy, the other had weakness in limbs it was corrected weel by physical and occupational therapy and the next symptom was a kind of shaking limb, I know it can be better two by using stimulation and movement therapy too. but generally the results and prognosis depends on the severity of the problem.
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 m tn And physical therapy can help him to function physically better. Also occupational therapy can help his hand move better. I had all three after my stroke. Do you have insurance to cover that? Or there may be other ways that you can help him yourself if you scan the internet or go to some stroke sites, but the professionals are your best bet, especially during the first 6 months or year. Good luck.
Avatar m tn If you know of a service agency or clinic, imparting physio therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, in India. This is needed for a female, small frame & physique who had major medical problems including a stroke in Nov. 2010, recovered to a great extent. Part of help was from Arogyadham(Vivekananda Ashram) in suburbs of Bangalore-INDIA, but she had problems with language and food. Then we had an auto accident in Feb.
Avatar f tn started seeing an occupational therapist -- March 4th was my second visit.
Avatar n tn very dizzy, seeing "stars" from around 11am till around 5pm.
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.
Avatar f tn R specialist is a physician specialist in physical and occupational therapy, and he/she may have some suggestions about how to improve your mobility. PM&R specialists are most often available in rehab centers or tertiary care hospitals (such as university hospitals). Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
Avatar n tn Robot Therapy Stroke and found a lot of related articles. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Physiotherapy would not help improve speech issues associated with strokes. Physiotherapy in such cases is aimed at improvement of muscle strength and occupational therapy to assist in an individuals daily tasks, if there has been an associated residual physical weakness. Hope this helps. Take care!
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.
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.
Avatar f tn it was diffficult to accept at first but now learning to manage it. the problem with the occupational therapy clinic in Kenyatta Hospital is so old and outdated sometimes I wonder if our children are getting the best.How do I and other mothers raising such childre able to access a person who would wish to donate equipment to the department.Kindly assist . Gesare.
Avatar n tn He communication is not too bad and has limited when moving( he has a frame)An occupational therapist is calling to us in two weeks,but after all the medical to and fro we are unsure what this person will do for him or what area she will focus on.We are both anxious, any ideas?
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
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 Occupational therapy is the remedy for physical and psychiatric circumstances. Through occupational therapy doctors give suggestions to people to reach maximum level of independence. ‘Occupational therapy is apprehensive with every individual and the occupations, works and physics with the specific personal environment. Occupational therapy enables and empowers the individual to be a competent and confident performer in his or her daily life, and enhances his or her well-being.
Avatar n tn I strongly recemmend that you take your father to see his primary doctor for a referral to a neurologist. Of course, he needs therapy (occupational and/or physical therapy), and the therapist can help him with bowel/bladder control. You need to get on it immediately. Don't despair, there is help out there. But, taking from my own personal experienes, you must be pro-active. Good Luck.
Avatar m tn My father suffered a stroke 11 days ago. He is 76. He suffered a minor stroke when he was 54 but except for a passing numbness in the left side of his face, he showed no other visible signs of damage. This most recent stroke has left him paralyzed on the left side of his body, He also has lost his sight in his left eye.'t has been receiving speech, physical and occupational therapy, but has been unable to swallow and placed on a temporary feeding tube.
Avatar n tn Make sure she gets lots of physical, occupational and speech therapy. Moreover, be a big part of her therapy. My mother was deprived of this because her hubby (not my Dad) had too much say so over her. She is now 7.5 year's out, but doing the best she can considering. We have her in a nursing home where she is actually learning new things.
Avatar n tn Found out zac.
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.