Stroke recovery program

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Avatar m tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Stroke can be ischemic or hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of blockage to an artery. For this therapy with clot dissolving drugs (thrombolytics), should be initiated early. Aspirin, an anti-thrombotic drug, is given immediately after an ischemic stroke to reduce the likelihood of having another stroke. Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA), needs to be given within 4.
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 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 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.
Avatar n tn 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. 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.
Avatar m tn My girlfriend's mother suffered stroke two years ago, and she is on recovery now. Recently we saw the news on http://kangnaowan.bodycountry.com, and we have enrolled to take part in the free treatment program. Maybe it will help mother. I'm looking foward to see the result. And maybe you can make a consultation with them.
Avatar n tn 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. 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.
Avatar f tn Hi, I can understand your worrying concerns about her 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 The whole problem here is that the medical world does not have any clue as how to approach getting stroke survivors back to full recovery. They are hoping that your spontaneous recovery in 6-12 months is enough to satisfy you. What needs to be done is idenfify the penumbra and those functions, these are helped by standard therapy protocols because you still have a limited ability to do those functions and repetition will help recover them.
Avatar n tn You ask about recovery, my opinion is that it's possible. my research is in the effects of sound waves on the human body. Also the attention you receive is vital for recovery. Being on the internet it's too difficult to explain in writing. But may i suggest that you obtain various types of music or chants, such as Native American, that is to your liking.
Avatar n tn My wife is a 30 yr. old type 1, with high blood pressure recently began excersise program and was diagnosed with a dissected carotid artery. She was having numbness in her left arm and leg beginning at the end of June. Visit to ER first of July did CT scan but found nothing, she was sent to a neurologist and he said it was maybe tennis elbow. Numbess continued so she began to see a chiropractor and began to see improvements.
Avatar m tn It was a hemorhaggic stroke. The Stroke is on the terminal of the brain. He is still unconcious until now. He is in the ICU. He does not respond to pain. What should we do. We have been praying and hoping that he will wake up.
Avatar n tn And if you can't manage to pay for that good rehab place in Ark, and are up to doing a home program, check out the Vasa program at www.brainstrokes.com My husband continues to improve doing this program.
Avatar n tn Hi, Thank you for your question. 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 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. 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.
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 have found that my stroke recovery (August 2005 in Italy) has been rather herky-jerky. I was in in-patient rehab for 2 weeks, home therapy for a couple of weeks, and outpatient therapy (OT/PT) since November of last year. I thought I'd be "back to normal" by this time, no such luck. My right arm and leg were grossly affected in the beginning. The leg is about 85% back to normal, although the limp is too pronounced for my liking.
Avatar f tn Thank you for your question. I can understand your worrying concern 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.
97676 tn?1340408973 However, an important part of my recovery was having a therapist. Certain questions came up for me in the program that my therapist was able to help me with even though she was unfamiliar with the program I was using. The program is great, but having a professional to help guide you is necessary as well.
Avatar n tn I agree with caregiver222. One should never give up and recovery from a stroke will take patience. There is NO magic pill. What works for one may not work for others. Trial and error can be frustrating. I've witnessed "professionals" give up way too early. Is it possible for you to bring him home or can you spend more time at the nursing home with him? Do you have other family members who can help?
Avatar n tn If you have not been to a specialty rehabilitation center and been through a program I highly recommend this. Some have an outpatient program. They vary in quality, but all do a great deal of good. My experience is anecdotal, which means I don't have a million patients to have had experience with, but I have had a few. My little sweety pie will be 103 years old and was told she would never walk again and remain bedridden when she was 100. A year later she was walking again.
Avatar f tn In doing alot of reading it seems that speech is one of the things effected. 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 I had a massive R brain stroke last August. I am only 52. I was a miracle. I lrft hospital ICU after 4or 5 days sent to nursing home for rehab but left AMA in early Oct. Able to walk w/o walker most of the time but balance is still impared. I cook some simple meals I do some easy household tasks. The depression is really getting me down. My husband tries very hard but I'm realizing I lrft rehab to early. So I try to help as much as I can.
Avatar m tn Physical therapy and other retraining methods are greatly improving rehabilitation and recovery. After a stroke, some spontaneous recovery takes place for most people. Abilities that may have been lost will begin to return. This process can take place very quickly over the first few weeks, and then, it may begin to taper off. REHABILITATION- This phase usually takes place while the patient is still in the hospital.
Avatar m tn The best thing that you can do for her now is to get her into a physical therapy program for stroke attack survivors. I don't want to say this but please keep in mind that your mother will never be the same.
Avatar n tn My husband, 50 yrs. old, had a massive stroke. He can't swallow, eat, talk or move right side. Can anyone please tell me if they know of people regaining these abilities as he now has a peg in his side for nutrition and I am very depressed as I found him, but did not get to him soon enough. It was probably 4.5 hours before he got treatment. I need some Hope.