Physiotherapy can restore Mobility after a Stroke
A sudden numbness of the face, arm and leg on one side of the body, loss of speech, loss of balance and confusion are some of the warning signs of a stroke. Many people think that physiotherapy is only used for stiff or sore muscles and for sport injuries such as runner’s knee or chronic muscle injuries. Physiotherapy is also used for neurological conditions such as stroke as well as other conditions such as asthma and chronic bronchitis. The aim of physiotherapy for stroke patients for instance will be to help restore movement to the arms and legs and to help to restore normal body functions.
Strengthening the Body
Physiotherapists use therapeutic exercises and these have been designed to improve mobility and strengthen the affected area of the body. The types of therapy will depend on what parts of the brain were damaged during the stroke. Some stroke patients may require speech therapy, others occupational therapy and others physical therapy and strength training. Paralysis, or loss of muscle function are common after a stroke, and physiotherapy can help stroke survivors regain their strength and balance.
A Tailored Treatment Programme
It can be devastating for anyone to have constant pain and not be able to perform physical functions or activities. Physiotherapists are trained to evaluate your musculoskeletal problem and then come up with a tailored treatment programme. They use a combination of exercise and manual therapy techniques. Physiotherapists always take time to get a complete understanding of your particular problem. They take down your complete history and a comprehensive evaluation of your problem. Their focus is to get stroke patients to learn the skills they will need to care for themselves after a stroke.
The main aim of physiotherapy is to restore the body back to functioning property. Physiotherapists are trained health care professionals and you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist.