Stroke recovery exercises

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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 n tn Find out what rehabilitation is available to you through the hospital first And learn from the experience of others but remember no two stroke patients are the same so individualise your recovery program to suit you and your needs so start reading and researching right NOW Some therapies that i am looking into that 'may' assist include : hyperbaric oxygen therapy acupuncture dietary supplementation feldenkrais constraint induced therapy vasa home therapy mirror box therapy nuerofeedback/ neu
Avatar m tn Helping a person recover from stroke is collectively termed as stroke rehabilitation. For the motor skills physiotherapy is needed. Techniques such as exercise, manipulation, massage, skills training and electrical treatment are used. Consult a neuro physiotherapist and follow the instructions at home. To improve memory functions, you could try a lot of ‘brain teasers’.
Avatar n tn Hi, Sorry to hear about your dad :( Recovery from stroke is slow. Your whole frame of reference changes, whay would seem insignificant changes to others become huge milestones. Is he getting therapy? Speech therapists can help with the swallowing. I don't know anything about the foods, sorry. Encourage him to keep doing his exercises & doing as much for himself as he can & lots of rest - his brain needs time to heal.
478387 tn?1210765908 Certain therapies, such as repositioning and range-of-motion exercises, are intended to prevent complications related to stroke, like infections and bed sores. People should stay active within their physical limitations. Medicine may be needed to control high blood pressure. Blood thinning drugs, such as aspirin, may be needed for 3 to 6 months. You can learn more about this through this link: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000732.htm I hope this helps. Tale care and regards.
Avatar n tn i am moble and active in sports (tennis) does anyone have any idae about the tiredness it is efficting my day and my recovery
Avatar m tn My wife of 40 years suffered a stroke August 7th. She just started to be able to speak on Sept 9. The doctor said the swelling in the brain did NOT stop until around August 28th and said that when the swelling ended then recovery would begin. Is that correct? She is paralyzed on the LEFT side with sensation now in the left leg; none on the left arm. She has left-side neglect but that seems to have lessened slightly.
1041487 tn?1256331319 Who do I work with if depression takes hold? What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? What stroke related magazines do you recommend? What internet sites do you recommend about stroke? There are at least 15 stroke forums out there. If they are not willing to answer these questions or do not know anything. Time to find another site.
Avatar n tn There are several references of stroke recovery ad one full chapter on stroke recovery. I have a 4 year daughter that has suffered a stroke and has left hemiparesis and epilepsy. She also has mild dysphagia. I have a exp working with stroke and TBI pts and have had training in a number of therapies. IMO, the absoulte best and most effective treatment out there for stroke pts is constraint induced movement therapy. I have been doing this with my daughter and she is making tremendous strides.
Avatar n tn As far as I 'm concerned, I'm afraid that modern medicine can do little in stroke recovery, so I suggest you can take some alternative medicine. Meditation, acupuncture, hypnosis, reflexology, herbalmedicine, and so on are all alternative medicine, and I think there must be one can help you. My friend's mother caught stroke and we are looking for any treatment to help her. I think Traditional Chinese Medicine should be my best choice.
Avatar n tn Who do I work with if depression takes hold? What books on stroke recovery do you recommend? What internet sites/forums do you consider best for stroke patients? There are at least 15 out there. Please describe the area using pictures/scans that were affected by the stroke. What functions would normally be affected by a stroke in that area? How large is the penumbra? If you say that the strokee will not recover, what is the clinical reason behind that diagnosis?
Avatar n tn Hi, Stroke rehabilitation, or, in more optimistic terms, 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. It is multidisciplinary in that it involves a team with different skills working together to help the patient.
Avatar n tn Everyone please remember, they can hear you and need to be kept informed with what is going on not just with their recovery, but also family issues, the weather, success stories about stroke recovery etc. Strokes cause extreme depression so it's good to constantly reinforce that they are not fighting alone and that you are striving to help them improve. We have combined an arsenal to fight for my father's recovery. Prayer, faith, hope, love, energy healing, research etc.
368646 tn?1208397487 However, how much you will be able to walk will depend on the initial size and location of lesion and initial recovery from stroke. Please discuss in detail with your neurologist and physiotherapist. Hope this helps. Take care! The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history.
Avatar m tn Or if it is common for movement to return such a long time after the stroke? Could this be the beggining of a recovery? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Avatar m tn My husband who is 67 years old, suffered a pons stroke a week ago. He is home. He is somewhat unsteady on his feet, but he can walk unassisted. He has not lost any memory. His speech is affected in that he talks thick-tongued at times and other times normal. His blood pressure is high as is cholesterol. He's been put on Zocor for the cholesterol. Dr. will be putting him on blood pressure meds this week after all evaluations come in. Is there any exercises we can do to help his unsteady walking?
Avatar n tn The only problem is that I never recovered from my blindness on the right side (I got my stroke on the left side of my brain). I still live in hope that I might recovery someday, as brain is such a powerful tool. Even if it's from my blind side, if there is a light straight to my blind side, I will see that, though I can't see anything else. I am asking you guys, is there any things I could try to recover from that ? Any exercises I could do, or medicines that could help ?
Avatar f tn I was wondering, if anyone has any knowledge or experience with using Botox towards their stroke recovery?! I was e-mailled some information with there has been clinical experimentation done with some stroke victims. Where Botox injections were used to help reduce or stop the stroke patients' uncontrollable spasmic muscle movements. Does anyone have any personal experience or knowledge with this sort of treatment?
Avatar n tn My aunt had a hemorrhagic stroke on 8/24/06. Her right side is paralyzed, she cannot speak (except for: yes, no, okay, oh God, alright, stop), she has a PEG and a PICC Line, swallowing is weak, she seems to be in excruiating pain nearly constantly, has difficulty evacuating, seems to be in a severe depression. She suffered a couple of set backs (pneumonia, bowel blockage, and now the pain) which slowed up her progress.
Avatar m tn He had a hemmoragic stroke on the same night after the opration. He still has problems in drinking water his swallowinfg od solids has improved now. Does the 9th and 10th regenrate and will his swallowing problem be sorted out. He also hasbalancing problem and he nce is not able to walk on his own. He has a trasraphy in the right eye as he has right side partial paralysis due to the stroke. Would removing the tarsraphy help him get his balance in walking .
Avatar n tn My 71 year old mother had a massive stroke on Jan 7, 2007. Nine days after she had a double bypass and valve replacement heart surgery. The stroke has impacted her left side (her arm and leg). She is now in rehab. She is still has a hard time standing up. We would like to know whether she can ever walk again.
Avatar m tn In addition physiotherapy is needed for promoting recovery after stroke. Electrotherapy persay may not help. You can learn the exercises and she can do them at home and go for periodic review. Please discuss this with your doctor he may recommend a physiotherapist near your place. Regards.
Avatar n tn A year ago Feb. 10 I had a stroke. I was 66 years of age, a smoker, 1/2 pk a day, active,didn't have an ache or a pain. It affected the balance portion of my brain. Now I am a non smoker,do my own ADL but still have to take it slowly or I get dizzy and go off balance. How long do you expect I will continue like this and is there anything I could be doing to restore my balance.
241234 tn?1220984156 I have some questions. I am at 6 months post stroke. I got a hemorrhagic stroke back in August 2010; my left side affected. As I am using FES to exercise grasp/release ( actually the e-stim "releases" for me, I notice my little/ring/middle fingers having voluntary movement (extending movement), but still not the thumb and index yet. . How long did it take you to get all fingers ( especiallly the important thumb)back after starting using FES? .
Avatar n tn Daily rehabilitation exercises should continue to be part of his routine. Complete recovery is unusual but not impossible and most patients will improve to some extent : a correct diet and exercise are known to help the brain to self-recover.
Avatar n tn Hi, The time when swallowing ability comes back for a patient who suffered from stroke depends on a lot of factors such as the severity of stroke, the extent of damage or his body response. A swallow test involves seeing if a person can swallow a little bit of water without coughing or choking. If the person has any difficulties swallowing, they will be seen by a speech and language therapist, who can assess the problem and work out a diet that is easy to eat.