CVA & STROKE CARE THERAPY
CVA & Stroke Care Therapy focuses on helping our patients recover as much function as possible and return to independent living after emergency treatment has been applied. Depending on the patient’s need, Stroke survivors may require Speech therapy, Physical therapy, and strength training.
when do you seek help
Most stroke symptoms are sudden. One day, you’ll feel numb and suddenly couldn’t walk. It varies from person to person. Physical Exams, Blood tests, CT scans, and other medical tests will be administered to assess your situation.
Here are symptoms of strokes that you should not neglect:
- Sudden Numbness
- Difficulty walking
- Loss of body balance coordination
- Paralysis on parts of your body
- Sudden dark vision
- Sudden headache or vomiting.
One effective way to also identify stroke is the acronym “FAST.” From Healthline
Face: Does one side of the face droop?
Arm: If a person holds both arms out, does one drift downward?
Speech: Is their speech abnormal or slurred?
Time: It’s time to call 911 and get to the hospital if any of these symptoms are present.
CVA and STROKE?
Loss of blood flow causes a stroke. Your brain must get the oxygen and nutrients it needs to function at its optimal potential fully. Otherwise, your brain cells can die and later lead to long-term disability or, worst-case scenario, death.
When a stroke happens, you will need therapy right after to help bring back your body to its normal function. It may not yield immediate results, but it guarantees improvements. It is where CVA and Stroke Therapy goes in.
CVA or Cerebrovascular accident is the medical term for a stroke. It has two types, which are an ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. The difference between the two is that a blockage causes ischemic stroke. It is a common stroke where the needed oxygen and blood are blocked to enter parts of the brain through a blood clot.
The hemorrhagic stroke is ruptured blood vessels. Usually, the blood vessels are ruptured, causing the needed oxygen to be blocked.
The sooner you visit the doctor, the higher chance you’ll get better and be back to normal. It is also crucial that you are consistent with your therapy to ensure optimum results.
The symptoms of stroke vary. Some may experience difficulty talking, walking, face drop, and immobility on parts of the body. Your therapy will depend on which part of your body is affected, and your diagnostic results. From there, you will be given proper tools and exercises to help you get back up again.