Stroke Physiotherapy

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Modified Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy for Stroke Rehabilitation

When recovering from a stroke, a physiotherapist, exercise physiologist, and/or a kinesiologist with experience in stroke rehabilitation can provide insights on some of the leading treatment options available. In addition to being adept in the conventional ways that physiotherapy can help in stroke recovery, we are well versed on the latest research into non-conventional therapies, and how they impact stroke recovery like Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy. What is Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy? Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy, CIMT for short, is a treatment protocol created by a man named Edward Taub. During his research, Taub performed surgeries on monkeys that left them paralyzed [...]

How the Ketogenic Diet Helps Brain Injury Recovery

The ketogenic diet is sweeping the country. There has been so much discussion and hype around the new diet that we wanted to discuss some of the benefits, specifically where brain injury and neurological conditions are concerned. WHAT IS THE KETOGENIC DIET? The Ketogenic diet is a high fat diet consisting of consuming 70-75% fat, 20% protein and 5-10% carbohydrates. Despite the recent surge in interest, the ketogenic diet was actually developed back in the 1920's to treat epilepsy in children. However, research has shown it to have many other health benefits as well, in particular, for neurological conditions [...]

How Music Therapy Can Treat Parkinson’s, TBI, Stroke

During the month of March, we would like to take the opportunity to spread awareness of the breadth and benefits of music therapy. Music therapy is an increasingly accessible form of therapy that provides holistic treatment for a variety neurological rehabilitation goals. Neurological Music Therapy (NMT) techniques are effective with a range of populations such as Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injuries, stroke and more. Some clients may benefit from receiving NMT treatment alongside their existing rehab therapies. Although you may be hearing about NMT for the first time, research and clinical studies supporting the effects of using music clinically [...]

How Physiotherapy Helps You Recover from Stroke

A physiotherapist with training in the specialty area of neurology can help you recover from stroke. Stroke rehabilitation involves a specific, individualized treatment approach tailored to each client’s needs. A stroke occurs when blood stops flowing to an area of your brain, leading to cell damage in that area. There are two types of stroke: ischemic and hemorrhage. In ischemic strokes, blood flow is stopped by a clot or blockage in the blood vessels of your brain. With hemorrhagic strokes, high blood pressure causes weakened arteries to break open, leading to an interruption in blood flow to the brain. [...]

By |2019-02-15T19:53:46+00:00October 29th, 2018|Neurological Injuries, Stroke Physiotherapy|0 Comments