Stroke rehabilitation in London & Treatment after Stroke at Home or at the practice – London neurological physiotherapy
If you have recently had a stroke, your chances of recovery will be greater if you start rehabilitation with our neuro physiotherapist as soon as possible after returning home from the hospital. Most likely, your movement will be affected and you will experience weakness, numbness or paralysis in your limps or face, sometimes maybe with the sensation of pins and needles, or cold and hot spells. The affected side may feel different, with the limbs feeling heavy and occasionally painful and you might be having difficulties with posture and balance.
Physiotherapy Rehabilitation after a Stroke in London
Stroke Physiotherapy is an important part of your rehabilitation and it will help you learn how to use both sides of your body equally again and gain back as much muscle strength and range of movement as possible. At London Home Visit Physiotherapy we have a neuro-physiotherapist based in London specialised in stroke, who can help you regain your mobility and independence, through different techniques exercise, manipulation, massage and skills training. After an initial assessment, our neuro-physiotherapist will work with you to create a unique programme tailored to your current abilities and your goals, in order to deliver the most efficient treatment and help you gain as much autonomy as possible. Our London neuro-physiotherapist can also advise your family or your carer on how to help you with mobility on a daily basis.
The neuro-physiotherapist will visit you at home, so you don’t have to travel with reduced mobility & can receive your stroke treatment in a familiar environment. This will aid a more speedy and effective recovery. If you prefer we can also see you at the practice in Moorgate in the city near Liverpool Street or in Belgravia near Victoria Station. Call us for more details or to book an appointment.
More information about the Stroke
What is a stroke?
A stroke is caused when a blood clot or hemorrhage in the brain causes the blood supply to a part of the brain to cut off. It is a very serious medical condition and it needs to be treated immediately. Approximately 150,000 people have a stroke every year in the UK. People over 65 are most at risk of having a stroke. The symptoms and their severity vary from person to person. For some people they can be quite mild, or in more serious cases they might cause permanent damage.
What are the different type of Stroke ?
There are too main types of stroke:
- Ischemic stroke: when a clot blocks an artery that carries blood to the brain.
- Hemorrhagic stroke: when a blood vessel supplying the brain bursts and causes brain damage.
What is a Mini Stroke?
People can also experience a ‘mini-stroke’, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), when the brain’s blood supply is interrupted for a very brief time. The symptoms of a TIA are very similar to a stroke, but only last a few minutes or hours, and then disappear completely.
What are the main symptoms of a stroke?
- Numbness, weakness or paralysis on one side of the body or the face
- Slurred speech or difficulty finding words or understanding speech
- Blurred vision or loss of sight
- Confusion or unsteadiness
- Severe headache
If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, phone 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
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