What is a Stroke?
A stroke is the result of damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply. Also known as CVA (cerebral vascular accident), strokes are a leading cause of disability in adult Americans and can result in long-standing impairments.
What Impairments can Result from a Stroke?
Impairments resulting from a stroke are variable, depending on the location and severity of the stroke. Many impairments can limit an individual’s functional mobility and ability to do activities of daily living. For example, a person may experience muscle weakness on one side of the body, trouble walking, as well as paralysis or numbness of the face, arm, or leg. Not all impairments are physical; some people may also have difficulty with cognition, memory, multitasking, or speaking.
Can Stroke Rehab Help with Recovery?
Stroke rehabilitation can help to improve one’s mobility and functionality. Although many people make the most recovery progress within the first year following a stroke, individuals can still make improvements years after a stroke with help from specialized rehab therapists.
Why Choose Dry Creek Therapy?
Dry Creek Therapy employs specialized physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Our therapists work as a team to help stroke rehab patients regain function, reduce fall and aspiration risk, and improve their quality of life. Dry Creek provides a multidisciplinary approach for recovery while focusing on helping each patient reach his or her unique goals.
Please contact us for an evaluation with a physical therapist.