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Stroke Rehab

Aims to restore an individual to a normal life through training and therapy. A multidisciplinary team will provide the best outcomes for patients. The rehabilitation team may vary based on the severity of the stroke or brain injury, the affected areas of the brain, and the individual's overall health. 

Stroke Rehab

Stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident, occurs when there is a disruption of blood flow to the brain, leading to damage in brain tissue. Stroke rehabilitation is a crucial aspect of the recovery process and an ongoing process that adapts to the individual's progress and needs. The goal is to maximize recovery and help individuals regain as much independence as possible after a stroke. Consistent efforts by the patient and early interventions of client specific rehab including Neuro-Based, Manual, Vision, Balance and Functional Cognition Therapy, can contribute to better outcomes in stroke recovery.

Our goal at Neuro Clinic of Idaho is to provide each individual with a team to best address the patient's needs to successfully achieve a full rehabilitation process. With our knowledge and expertise we will also provide recommendations to the best of our ability to support all needs for areas we currently do not offer to continue enhancing the patient's overall health. 

 

Here are key components of stroke rehabilitation:

 

Multidisciplinary Team: Stroke rehabilitation typically involves a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals. This team may include physiatrists, neurologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, and social workers.

 

Occupational Therapy (OT): Occupational therapists focus on helping individuals regain skills necessary for daily living, such as self-care, cooking, driving, working, and leisure activities. They address cognitive, perceptual, and motor deficits to improve independence with enhancing use of the pelvic, trunk, arm, hand, leg and foot. 

 

Physical Therapy (PT): Physical therapists work with stroke survivors to improve mobility, strength, balance and coordination. Exercises and activities may focus on improving balance, walking, and overall functional mobility.Rehabilitation exercises aim to enhance overall physical function and reduce impairments resulting from a stroke.

 

Speech Therapy (ST): Speech-language pathologists (SLP) help stroke survivors with speech, communication and swallowing issues, as strokes can impact the muscles involved in these functions. SLP also assists with functional cognition including executive functioning, initiation, sequencing, organizing, attention to task, medication management, and money management.

 

Neuropsychological:  Neuropsychologists help individuals with cognitive and emotional challenges resulting from a stroke. This may involve cognitive rehabilitation to address memory, attention, and problem-solving skills, as well as emotional support, coping strategies, return to work and driving.

 

Recreational Therapy: Enhances community reintegration using activities such as art, music, or recreational activities that can provide enjoyment and also contribute to overall rehabilitation by engaging different parts of the brain and improving mood.

 

Family Education and Support: Educating and involving family members in the rehabilitation process is essential. Families can provide emotional support and assist with the individual's ongoing care and recovery.

 

Long-Term Management: Stroke rehabilitation is often a long-term process, and ongoing support may be necessary. This can include periodic evaluations, adjustments to the rehabilitation plan, and addressing any new challenges that arise.

 

Home Modifications and Adaptive Living Skills: Depending on the severity of the stroke, modifications to the home environment and teaching adaptive living skills may be necessary to promote safety and independence.

 

Medication Management: Medications may be prescribed to manage specific symptoms or conditions related to the stroke, such as blood pressure control or prevention of blood clots.

 

Please let us know if you would like more information or recommendations at this time.  For more information visit American Stroke Association for specific information of different types of strokes and the Mayo Clinic for more information on what to expect as you recover.

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(208) 884-8323

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