Stroke paralysis and physical therapy

Your brain is the organ that controls your whole body for the proper functioning of the brain. It must get a regular blood supply without any disruption. A slight change or decrease in the blood supply of the brain can cause the cell death  of brain cells which is termed stroke learn more…


As we know that in stroke blood supply to the brain is altered and reduced and death of brain cells occurs. This can be due to two main causes
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  • Ischemic stroke

It is a condition in which there is an obstruction in the arterial supply of blood to the brain. It is the most common type of stroke and it happens when arteries of the  brain become blocked due to any blood clot or maybe due to atherosclerosis

  • Hemorrhagic shock

It is a condition in which there is a leaking

of a blood vessel in it the vessels of the brain are ruptured it can be due to several factors such as

  • High blood pressure
  • Anticoagulant drugs
  • External trauma
  • The protein of fat deposits in the wall


Stroke is not a silent disease but it also doesn’t have any distinctive symptoms its symptoms are often confused with other diseases some of its symptoms are

  • Trouble in speaking and understanding what others are saying
  • Slight paralysis or numbness of the face arms and legs mostly on one side of the body
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache and trouble in walking

To prevent stroke you must be FAST

Face: ask the patient to smile and notice if one side drops

 Arms: Ask the patient to move arm and notice if the patient is unable to move one arm

Speech: Ask the patient to speak something and notice if the speech is slur or not

Time: if such symptoms are visible in any patient immediately seek medical attention. Immediate medical assistance can save from devastating side effects

How can physical therapy help?

Physical therapy helps deal with post-stroke complications such as paralysis. In Paralysis, patients are unable to move the body because of the connection lost between parts of the brain and body. Physical therapists help to stimulate neural signals to the muscles. A neural  physical therapist help you to position your body properly, mobilize your body, maintain posture and gait, electromechanical assisted training, and several other sets of programs that can help you to achieve back your maximum degree of movement and normalize your lifestyle with stroke.
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