A stroke is when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off, as a result oxygen cannot reach the brain cells and they begin to die. The more cells that die, the more damage the stroke can cause.
Not all strokes are the same, the effects will vary depending on where in the brain it was caused and the severity of the brain cell damage. Not all damage is necessarily permanent, but the sooner you seek treatment, the better the results.
What you do after a stroke can dictate your recovery greatly
When it comes to the affected muscles and nerves, UC Physio recommend beginning treatment almost immediately. By getting people moving we are able to influence the neural plasticity (how nerves recover) and this is in turn dictates how people get back moving.
When it comes to getting your life back after a stroke, why wait? Contact UC Physio on the Gold Coast and get your physiotherapy set up for when you leave the hospital system. The sooner you start to stimulate the affected muscles and nerves, the sooner they will begin to respond and the sooner you will regain basic motor functions.
What will a physiotherapist do for me?
The physiotherapists at UC Physio on the Gold Coast aim to work with you to improve the following;
- Balance – Regaining your balance will assist with helping you become more self sufficient after your stroke.
- Coordination – We look at improving coordination and training your brain to relearn old habits.
- Reducing stiffness – When muscles are sat idle they will eventually start to ache and become stiff, the aim of our physiotherapist is to stimulate these muscles and get them working.
Life after a stroke can be quite frustrating, teaching yourself basic functions you’ve taken for granted for many years can be an emotionally challenging time, but our physiotherapists are here to help guide you through it.
Our physiotherapists will assist you with living with the effects of a stroke, we aim to improve your condition and prevent any further issues.
What can I do to celebrate National Stroke week?
Book in with your doctor for a health check and find out if there are any causes for concern.
Research has shown that as many as 80% of strokes are preventable by maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle. We suggest celebrating by incorporating as much physical activity into your life as possible. Feeling too stiff to get your body moving? Maybe its time to call the physiotherapists from UC Phycio on the Gold Coast. We can assist with alleviating joint and muscle pain, and you can live a better life.
Why not join an exercise class or ask your physiotherapist for some exercises and choose a partner to do them with, motivate each other, and enjoy the benefits of living a better life with a reduced risk of stroke.
Prevention is always better than cure.
Physiotherapists that have the whole family covered
There’s never a bad time to start thinking about your health. Contact UC Physio on the Gold Coast on 07 5561 8111 and speak with one of our qualified physiotherapists. Our comprehensive range of services, including physiotherapy, concussion testing, clinical Pilates, and much more, means we have the whole family covered.