What is a Stroke?

  • A stroke is an interruption of blood supply to the brain either by a clot (Ischaemic) or a bleed (Haemorrhagic)
  • Brain cells are damaged and die as a result of lack of oxygen and nutrients or damaged by pressure from the bleeding in to the brain
  • This damage can have different effects depending on where it can happen in your brain

How can physiotherapy help me after stroke?

  • Improve walking and balance
  • Improve arm and hand function
  • reduce post stroke shoulder pain
  • re-educate normal movement patterns
  • Improve muscle weakness
  • Managing post stroke fatigue
  • Advice on aids and equipment
  • Arranging equipment trials

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