How Exercise Physiology can help manage a stroke
When someone has a stroke. You may see them move differently, talk differently or even act differently. But what you will not see, is the loss of independence one experiences when they have a stroke. Exercise Physiologists utilise exercise and motor retraining techniques to help people with stroke regain independence and improve quality of life by.
- Improving gait (walking)
- Improving function of affected limbs
- Regaining balance
- Reducing spasticity and contractures
- Improving cognitive function
- Reducing fatigue
- Providing social participation in the community
This targeted exercise therapy, while providing the above benefits is individualised to the person’s needs and goals. We utilise the brain’s amazing ability to change after a stroke. This ability is termed neuroplasticity, which means pathways of the brain can change and different areas of the brain can learn the role of the previously damaged parts. We determine what exercise will help achieve this and what exercise is safe to prescribe from a thorough initial assessment where we cover all bases of the person’s life and how their stroke has affected them. Whether it is returning to work, accessing the community independently or picking up the grandchildren. We help you move optimally and recover from your stroke so you can live life as you want to.
Watch our video below to see how we have worked with stroke survivors to help them work towards their independence.
We enjoy working with stroke survivors not just because each case is different. But because what we enjoy most is that everyone shares the same vision and goal to get back to life again! We will do whatever it takes to provide the best care and assist these people in regaining their independence again. If you have suffered from a stroke and would like to learn more about how we can help you. Call us today or book online if you are ready to take that first step back to independence.