A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. When blood flow to the brain is interrupted, some brain cells die immediately, while others remain at risk of death. This damage can have different effects, depending on where it happens in your brain. A stroke can affect the way your body works as well as how you think, feel and communicate.

Different types of stroke

An Ischaemic Stroke is caused by a blockage cutting off the blood supply to the brain, ultimately causing a brain infarction – or death of brain tissue. Ischemic Stroke accounts for approximately 80 % of all Stroke incidents. Ischemic Strokes can also be caused by either an abnormal narrowing or thickening of the artery wall. Also called Embolic Stroke or Thrombotic Stroke.

A Haemorrhagic stroke is caused by a bleeding in or around the brain. Such strokes account for approximately 20 % of all strokes. Also, called Intracerebral Haemorrhage or Subarachnoid Haemorrhage.

A Transient Ischaemic Attack or TIA is also known as a mini-stroke. It is the same as a stroke, except that the symptoms last for a short amount of time and no longer than 24 hours. This is because the blockage that stops the blood getting to your brain is temporary.

How can Rehab Basics help?

Rehab Basics highly specialized neurological physiotherapists are able to deliver tailored stroke rehabilitation programs.

A Stroke may affect different areas of your body. Common areas which can be enhanced through Neurological Physiotherapy include:

  • Hydrotherapy for general muscle spasm and spasticity
  • Improving arm and hand function after Stroke
  • Improving posture and balance
  • Reducing post-stroke shoulder pain called Subluxation
  • Enhancing mobility by addressing any foot dragging
  • Addressing and Reducing spasticity in muscles
  • Re-educating movement patterns through natural and assisted technology

From our experience, we have seen improvement in clients many years after the onset of their condition.

Moreover, with self determination and help from our specialist team of Physiotherapists, Rehab Basics has helped clients regain their full potential and function long after they were informed that they have reached a point where further improvement is not anticipated.

Treatment Sessions are offered in clinics across Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes or at Home Environment.

For further information about our service or to book an appointment with Rehab Basics please contact us