Stroke

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 |2018-11-28T20:32:14+00:00October 29th, 2018|Neurological Injuries, Stroke|0 Comments

What You Can Do to Prevent a Stroke

Did you know that almost 80 percent of premature strokes and heart disease are preventable?¹ And yet each year, Canadians suffer more than 62,000 strokes ̶ that is one stroke every nine minutes.² You can prevent a stroke by knowing the risk factors and taking steps to eliminate unhealthy habits and adopt healthier lifestyle choices. With nine in 10 Canadians having at least one risk factor for stroke or heart disease³, it is time to underscore the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of the condition. WHAT IS [...]

By |2018-11-18T19:12:31+00:00October 29th, 2018|Neurological Injuries, Stroke|0 Comments