Stroke therapy equipment

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Avatar n tn My brother had a massive stroke six years ago leaving limited mobility on his left side. He has worked very hard rehabilitating himself with daily exercise on excercise equipment, physical and speech therapy, or any other means he can find to improve himself. Now after six years of a daily regiment of exercise he is experiencing an increase in muscle spasms in his left leg.
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 n tn my father sleeps in varicose veins,high bp and recently had a brain stroke. u think cpap machine should help.
Avatar m tn my mother had a hemarage stroke 2 years ago. She is 73.yeaers old .after she left hospital she was complete bed bound and wheelchair bound.I worked with her and after 6 ,months her pelvis swithced on so she gained some feelings stroke doctor gave her grade 3 for lifying her leg up ,and refered her to physio therapy. It took first time after complaint a physiotherapist to see my mom another 6 months by that time she gained more feelings and I am not expert but helping her as much as I can.
Avatar m tn Witnesses have described "Shak Stroke therapy" as a miracle therapy, In the majority of cases has given full mobility to Stroke survivor Victims, sometimes within minutes even after they have been imobilised for years. Go to You Tube and type in Shak Stroke Therapy and see the speed some people have recovered. in many cases the following has occurred... Limbs have gained full mobility in minutes. speech has vastly improved in minutes. balance back in minutes.
Avatar n tn HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY...according to research, they say it has helped alot of stroke patients....Are you aware of this thearpy and do you recommend it for stroke patients...I really would like your opinion on this. Thank you!!
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 f tn Hi I have a stroke patient, and he recently had botox which was very effective. However his hand is too lose to use the gym equipment I train him on. Does anyone know of any 'aids' that I could use to strap his hand onto the equipment? I have been using a velcro strap but it is too short...
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 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 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 HE has suffered quite a bit of brain damage from the stroke. Through the years we have gone through all types of therapy. PT OT SPEECH, feldenkraise? ROlfing? Hoping for am miracle..HOping he would get all his retuen back. HIs has no use of his left side..HE also has a 2in leg length descrepency..The horrif seizure disorder that we have never ben able to control fully.YOu name it, hes ben on every seizure med there is..The tegretol, neurontin, and depakote seem to give him the best control...
Avatar n tn My father had a stroke in April and was doing real well in his recovery, no loss of motor skills or speech functions. This past Sunday he had a small stroke and was taken to the hospital within 10 minutes. His left arm and left leg were weakend after this latest episode but yesterday they seemed to be getting stronger. Today they were weaker than the day before and he is depressed about the turn of events and the thought of having to re-do his therapy.
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 The ''HandTutor'' has been used successfully in hand therapy after stroke, cerebral palsy and may be helpful for claw hand as well.
Avatar n tn HE needed weeks of transfusions of Packed Red blood cells and platelets...HE also suffered a massive stroke..He was given about a 10% chacne to survive..Thankkfully he did but he does have significant problems from the stroke..EX: a horrific seizure disorder than is very difficult to control, paralysis..This happened in 1987 and the past 1 years have been difficult but we have gotten thorugh them..ABout 6 monts ago we were thrown another blow!
Avatar n tn He has come a long way but if he could regain balance he could take care of himself and get back to his life the way it was before the stroke. If there is any help I can give him please let me know. Any equipment or exercises we can do with him.
Avatar f tn As part of my role I can advise people on protecting their joints, managing fatigue and also discuss and provide small and larger pieces of equipment if the person is having problems with activities of daily living such as washing, dressing (doing up buttons, pulling on socks etc), preparing a meal (including opening jars/bottles and holding knives and forks), even working and driving.
Avatar n tn Hi My husband had a minor stroke last week. He speaks well most of the time. He just has some defect with his left leg. He says he is still weak. He had a stroke/Tia last week on nov 14th 2005 My question is Can he drive a car? If he cannot how long should he wait to drive a car? He is going nuts staying home. Please fogive me if I am not very verbal here due to the fact that I am suffering with depression because of his illness.
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 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 n tn I get those tiny red spots around my eyes when I use my inversion equipment (hang upside down). I have a machine in my basement and do it several times a week for my back and neck. Sometimes I get the red spots and other times I don't. I usually do it for 2 minutes, max. Is it dangerous for me to do this? I wonder about a stroke or something. I'm a 44 year old female with normal blood pressure and physically fit.
Avatar m tn Hi, Sorry to hear about your father. If you're looking for cognitive functioning, speech therapy would be helpful to him. 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?
Avatar m tn My daughter has been going to PT for stroke for about 3 months. The therapist believes in Integrated manual therapy where my daughter lies on her back and the therapist holds one hand on the back of her head and the other on different parts of her body, liver, kidneys etc. She's had very little physical exercise or activity. She does not seem to be improving. Does IMT work or should she be getting more physical activity with a traditional therapist?
Avatar n tn I have a good uncle who was striken by a stroke and he lie in a nursing home. While he can not move about on his own will, when I meet him he utter noises as to speak to me. I would like to know if a computer aided device can be used to generate voice and the cost of this equipment?