Physiotherapy for Stroke in Basingstoke, Woking & Surrounding Areas

An estimated 152,000 people annually have a stroke in the UK and 76% of stroke survivors have some sort of physical deficit resulting from one. Physiotherapists play an important role in patient recovery by helping your body relearn movement and regain function. At Foundations Physio, our highly specialised neurological physiotherapists provide a tailored physiotherapy for stroke rehabilitation programme for patients in Surrey and Hampshire. Based in Fleet, Basingstoke and Woking are just two of the many areas we travel to.

 

Below we have provided about a brief guide on strokes and how physiotherapy can help with recovery. For more information or to book a visit, please call us on 07817 495791.

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Physiotherapy for Stroke

What is a stroke?

 

Stroke is a disruption in the blood supply of the brain. There are two main types known as an ischemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke. An ischemic stroke is the most common and is caused by a blockage of a blood vessel such as a blood clot. A haemorrhagic stroke is bleeding into or around the brain. Symptoms can vary greatly depending on the area of your brain that is affected and may not be limited to just physical symptoms.

 

Why does a stroke affect movement?

 

When the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, brain cells are starved of the oxygen and nutrients they usually receive which causes damage to the brain tissue. Sometimes it is the part of your brain which controls movement that is damaged, potentially causing physical problems such as muscle weakness, reduced balance, loss of sensation, loss of co-ordination and pain.

 

How can physiotherapy help?

 

Although brain cells cannot be regrown, guided physiotherapy for stroke patients has the ability to teach the brain to reorganise any undamaged cells to make up for those lost. This is called neuroplasticity. Depending on your symptoms, our expert physiotherapists will advise you in ways to relearn normal patterns of movement and regain function. Common areas which can be enhanced this way include walking, hand function and postural instability. Your specialist physiotherapist will also give advice and treatment on a range of other symptoms, such as speech, visual problems, pain management and cognitive or emotional changes.

 

Where does treatment take place?

 

At Foundations Physio, we provide home physiotherapy where one of our therapists will visit you in the comfort of your home or care establishment. We will work closely with any other support you are receiving, such as your GP or rehabilitation team, to provide co-ordinated care. We serve Surrey and Hampshire areas including Basingstoke and Woking.

Your Treatment Guide

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We are ideally placed to provide services that support individuals to regain their independence and re-integrate into their community. Our physiotherapy for stroke programmes include promoting physical activity and boosting confidence through self-management techniques. Treatment is tailored to the individual but often includes:

 

Initial Assessment – An assessment into the history of your condition and physical abilities, as well as a discussion of treatment options and the opportunity to set initial goals.

 

Postural Management – Advice on how you should be positioned when lying down or sitting and ways to improve posture and comfort.

 

Active Therapy – Our active therapy sessions will help you to relearn normal patterns of movement, strengthen your limbs and teach you how to move as independently as possible.

 

Exercises – Exercise is a large part of physiotherapy for stroke recovery. We will get you to practise specific skills that need improving such as standing up, lifting your arm up or walking. Strengthening exercises will help to build up your stamina and stretching exercises will help to prevent or reduce joint and muscle stiffness. Exercises may be done under the supervision of our physiotherapists as well as practiced independently in your own time or in a group class. We run exercise groups in a number of care environments in Basingstoke, Woking and the surrounding areas.

 

If you have recently had a stroke, your chances of recovery are greater if you start physiotherapy rehabilitation as soon as possible after returning from the hospital. We provide same-day appointments and will give you the best treatment care to help you recover as quickly as possible. Call us for more details or to book an appointment.

For more information about physiotherapy for stroke recovery call Foundations Physio today on 07817495791.

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We are ideally placed to provide services that support individuals to regain their independence and re-integrate into their community. Our physiotherapy for stroke programmes include promoting physical activity and boosting confidence through self-management techniques. Treatment is tailored to the individual but often includes:

 

Initial Assessment – An assessment into the history of your condition and physical abilities, as well as a discussion of treatment options and the opportunity to set initial goals.

 

Postural Management – Advice on how you should be positioned when lying down or sitting and ways to improve posture and comfort.

 

Active Therapy – Our active therapy sessions will help you to relearn normal patterns of movement, strengthen your limbs and teach you how to move as independently as possible.

Exercises – Exercise is a large part of physiotherapy for stroke recovery. We will get you to practise specific skills that need improving such as standing up, lifting your arm up or walking. Strengthening exercises will help to build up your stamina and stretching exercises will help to prevent or reduce joint and muscle stiffness. Exercises may be done under the supervision of our physiotherapists as well as practiced independently in your own time or in a group class. We run exercise groups in a number of care environments in Basingstoke, Woking and the surrounding areas.

 

If you have recently had a stroke, your chances of recovery are greater if you start physiotherapy rehabilitation as soon as possible after returning from the hospital. We provide same-day appointments and will give you the best treatment care to help you recover as quickly as possible. Call us for more details or to book an appointment.

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