Those who have experienced a loved one who has had a stroke know how debilitating this condition can be. A stroke can rob someone of movement, speech, hearing or even eyesight. Depending upon the severity of the stroke, a person can be completely incapacitated.
Physiotherapy for stroke patients normally beings as soon as the patient is out of danger. A physiotherapist, working with a team of doctors and nurses, will evaluate the stroke patient’s condition and determine the best treatment for the patient. Depending on what area of the brain the stroke affected will determine what treatments are needed.
In many cases, a stroke will attack one side of the brain, causing numbness and loss of limb movement on the other side of the body. Interestingly enough, the right side of the brain tends to control the left side of the body and vice versa. Many people who suffer a stroke tend to end up with one side of their body fine and the other side useless.
Physiotherapy can enable a stroke victim make anything from a partial to full recovery. Success in this endeavor depends on the severity of the stroke as well as the will of the patient. Many people who have...