Posted May 5, 2018
Is it possible to re-wire the brain after a Stroke? A stroke sometime called “brain attack”, occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. When a stroke occurs, brain cells begin to die because they stop getting oxygen and nutrients they need to function.
The affected areas of the brain stop working certain parts of our body system. “The mind is thinking to move the arm, but the brain does not move the arm.”
After a stroke, our brains cannot grow new cells to replace the ones that have been damaged, so your recovery depends on your brain’s ability to reorganise its undamaged cells and make up for what has been lost. This is called neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity enables people to recover from Stroke, Autism ADD and ADHD, learning disabilities and other brain deficits.
The ability of the brain to re-organize itself physically and functionally by repetitive training, the brain begins to formulate new pathways to send signals. The more something is practiced, the more connections are changed. Every time we repeat a thought or an emotion we reinforce a neural pathway.
Physiotherapy after stroke is critical to reinforce weakened connections and develop new ones. The sooner the recovery can begin, the better the outcome. Research has shown that the most effective types of physiotherapy are exercises and practising specific tasks that you aren’t able to do well. So if you are having difficulty keeping your balance when standing, you need to practise standing up a lot; if you have difficulty lifting your arm, you need to practise doing activities which make you lift your arm, and if you are having difficulty walking you need lots of walking practice.
Our Home Physiotherapy team will work on a one-to-one basis, particularly on the tasks and the movements you are just learning to do. Talk to your physiotherapist about what is suitable for you.
LEADERS IN HOME CARE, Enayati Home Healthcare is committed to ensure the development of its staff and the ongoing competency skill upgrades needed to keep up with best practice standards.” Enayati Home Physiotherapist are committed to delivering safe patient care.
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