Stroke therapy equipment

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Avatar m tn Hi, therapy for ischemic stroke is focused on improving blood supply to the brain and controlling high risk factors like diabetes and hypertension. 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 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 n tn My father had a cerebellum stroke while recovering from a tumor operation. He is awake, can move his limbs, can write with some difficulty, and is breathing on his own through a trache. My step mother wants to terminate his feeding and hydration because she believes he doesn't want to live like this and his hopes for recovery are slim.
Avatar m tn Does this mean no one has hearde of this therapy being used for stroke? There is a hybebaric oxygen facility in one hospital and there are two private facilities in my state that do this.
Avatar n tn My 49 year old brother had a massive left hemisphere stroke last August, leaving him paralyzed on the right side and he has made great progress with various modes of walking therapy. He now walks without any aids, albeit slowly and with difficulty. He does walk on a treadmill as part of his therapy and studies are showing that it's excellent for improving the gait to a more normal pattern.
Avatar f tn I had stroke at the age of 26. Do you know anyone that's happen to? My neurologist a Said they couldn't find any reason this should have happen to me.
Avatar n tn Hi, Thanks for writing in. It is very difficult to tell if he will be able to recover completely or not. There is no way of finding out for sure. Please continue with speech therapy. Hopefully he will respond to it. It requires patience and perseverance. Please be optimistic and do not give up. Good luck!
Avatar f tn My father-in-law suffered a major hemmoraghiac stroke almost one year ago (Jan. 30, 2009). He went from ICU, to LTAC, back to ICU (after a second bleed), to a rehab center, and finally home. The rehab center said he wasn't making "significant progress" and so the family has him at home and is taking great care of him. Since coming in June, he has made progress in terms of strength, stability, and following some commands.
Avatar f tn What is your opinion on oxygen therapy for stroke recovery? Has anyone had any experience with this?
Avatar n tn It is better to start the physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational and massage therapy as soon as possible as it requires couple of months to regain the muscle strength. You need to have patience, as she will progress slowly. Gentle massage, routine exercises and heat therapy can be continued till a physical therapist works on her soon. Also she can be assessed by the attending neurophysician/neurosurgeon for the progress and advice. Take care and share your thoughts.
Avatar m tn Did your husband ever get any physical therapy or speech therapy after his stroke? I got physical therapy a year and half later after my stroke, in addition to the physical therapy and speech therapy that I got following my stroke. It could probably help your husband.
1821865 tn?1317522031 I started providing such therapy to a 99 year old woman with partial left sided-paralysis secondary to a stroke, and it disappeared after two years. She is now 108 years old. The MRSA infection is far more serious. I am up on this because I have one now. I picked mine up in a hospital, and the antibiotics are expensive and not too effective. Surgery was necessary to remove my infection. You need a consult with an infectious control specialist at a teaching hospital..Do this immediately.
Avatar n tn mental imagery, passive movement, mirror-box therapy, thermal therapy. I would say your crucial answer is to completely understand neuroplasticity and find therapists who understand how to do that.
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 Mini stroke (TIA) represents temporary stroke warning symptoms. A stroke can be impairment of sensation, level of consciousness, balance, or voluntary motion caused by a rupture or obstruction of an artery in the brain. In short: a stroke is a brain attack. TIA is not a full-blown stroke, but mimics one as you suggest. An Electrocardiogram (EKG) to confirm a regular heart rate, blockage of electrical impulses through the heart, etc.
Avatar f tn So there he told me to open your pant and then with a cylinder shape equipment he put my penis in it and started pressing the pressure valve of the equipment. I just wanted to know what if there was sperm or blood on the equipment. Can i get hiv from it. And also there were no patient. Atleast the doctor was sitting ideal for 10 to 15 mins.
Avatar f tn Hi my fiance is 46 & he had a hemorrhagic stroke on left side of the brain while at work on April 26, 2010. He never complained of headaches to me, but I could feel something was different. He luckily was working close to the hospital. He collapsed and hit his head on a piece of equipment. He had emergency surgery and they removed a bloodclot 3/4 size of baseball. Just today he opened both eyes and it was fabulous. The Dr.
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 I am 74 years old and have been on Hormone Therapy for 24 years. My new doctor had advised me that she will not continue my prescription because she in uncomfortable to prescribe to a woman over 65 years of age. I think that is my decision to make.
Avatar n tn My 30 year old sister had a massive stroke on Feb 9, 2009. She had surgery on her cerebellum and was in ICU for 35 days. She developed an infection on her surgery (Mersa), and also got meningitis. She went to rehab for a week before she ended up back in the hospital having to have a shunt put in. She went back to rehab for a month, but we decided to take her home after seeing she was only getting 3 hours of therapy a day and nothing the rest of the time.
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
1821865 tn?1317522031 My friend family take her home after doctors told them there are nothing they can do for he, when she was in veg state, with all the loves from family and friends and all the help they can get. She had acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, speed therapy, and friends come to talk, read play music, joking, and pray for her. after 5 year she now can eat, talk slowly and learning walking now. So please do your best for your mom , and God bless you and your mom.
1154462 tn?1327434379 I have bipolar disorder I and am considering talking to my psychiatrist about Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) treatment. this is because I feel that the current combination of anticonvulsants and antipsychotics I'm on isn't working and honestly I'm tired of the rapid cycling. I have read about the success rate of this treatment and how it's the most effective treatment for manic depression. Would you recommend having this discussion? Currently I am on 300 mg Lamictal, 0.
Avatar n tn Hello, Currently the treatment options for vision loss after stroke are optical therapy, eye movement therapy and vision restoration therapy. Optical therapy does not restore vision loss, but can increase the visual field by 20 degrees. You can discuss these options with your ophthalmologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn Just recently the right side of my face went numb and fell like I was have a stroke the hospital diagnosed it as I was having seizers . I have also been having trouble sleeping along with that I keep getting these really sharp pains on the right side of my head. About Two days ago the sharp pains also started on the left side of my head.
867582 tn?1311627397 MS can look like a stroke. My sister looks like she has had a stroke- left foot drop, left side of face droopy, left arm weak . . . She's had other symptoms besides the ones mentioned above that's left her unable to walk and what looked like a stroke on the onset. Even her current neurologist said he was thinking that she may have had a stroke at first. The MRI of the brain and neck revealed a different story.