woman walking next to man in a wheelchair while holding a cane. recovering from stroke with barrie prosthetics and orthotics.

Recovering From Stroke

Everyone’s road to recovery is different when it comes to experiencing stroke. Some may experience a speedy recovery, some may not. Some may also experience a full recovery while others may have to live with disabilities moving forward. With everyone having such a unique journey, it is best to reach out to a professional for help. Here are 3 different stroke rehabilitation options you should consider:

Speech Therapy

Often times, stroke patients lose their ability to speak proper words and sentences due to damage in the brain. Some may experience forgetfulness while others may just forget the language as a whole. Whatever the case may be, speech therapy is the best way to recover speech and communication. A speech therapist will create a plan geared towards your needs and work with you to achieve your goals, bringing you closer to how you once communicated.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is key when it comes to relearning movements and coordination skills. As previously stated, damage in the brain often occurs after a stroke, this can not only impact your speech but also the signals your brain sends to your body. This is why physical movement can be very complicated after experiencing a stroke.

With the help of a physical therapist, you will be able to relearn the basics and pick up some exercises that will help you regain strength and balance again. In some cases, a physical therapist may even suggest tools and devices such as wheelchairs, canes, and walkers for extra assistance.

Occupational Therapy

This type of therapy is very important in helping you relearn everyday life skills such as eating, drinking, bathing, dressing, writing, and reading. An occupational therapist will come up with a plan unique to you and your needs, ensuring that you can get back to your independence and lifestyle safely after proper training.

Now, these are the three most common therapy picks for stroke but not the only ones available! With everyone’s unique experience it is hard to pinpoint the exact help everyone needs but we hope this short list of therapy options guides you and/or your loved ones in the right direction when it comes to reaching out to a  professional. For more advice or info, contact us! Although this may not be our main service, we will gladly redirect you to the proper resources.

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