Stroke Recovery: Therapy Options That Can Help

Stroke Recovery

Suffering from a stroke can be a life-changing event, for you and those closest to you. Most people are familiar with what a stroke is, as well as the warning signs to look out for. However, we want to raise awareness about the stroke recovery process, and which forms of stroke therapy are effective and beneficial to recent stroke patients. As with most injuries, time determines the recovery outcome. Acting quickly and deliberately will always offer you a better chance of recovery!

The team of specialists at Hope Brain & Body Recovery Center helps recent stroke patients recover and protect their cognitive ability. Depending on the severity of the stroke, and how effectively your initial treatment was, our team can help re-train and strengthen connections within the brain. Our highly trained practitioners use cutting-edge technology to stimulate growth in the brain, more on that later!

Importance of Post-Stroke Recovery

You need an effective, uniquely designed stroke therapy plan in order to reduce brain damage and limit potential disabilities in the future. Because strokes can affect different areas of the brain, the therapy that you require will be unique to your condition.

Strokes have the potential to cause:

  • Paralysis or problems controlling movement (motor control)
  • Sensory disturbances, including pain
  • Problems using or understanding language (aphasia)
  • Problems with thinking and memory
  • Emotional disturbances

If post-stroke therapy methods are implemented early enough, they can be used to maximize the patients’ potential for physical, communicative, and cognitive functioning. Under the guidance of the trained professionals at Hope Brain and Body Recovery Center, your neurorehabilitation protocol will be designed to help restore as much brain function as possible.

Choosing not to receive therapy can leave you or your loved one with permanent damage and lasting cognitive and physical disabilities. 

Stroke Recovery Therapy At Hope Brain & Body Recover Center

These are just some examples of the services offered to stroke patients at Hope Brain & Body Recovery. Schedule a consultation to get a better understanding of the available treatment options. 

GyroStim Therapy

GyroStim is a state-of-the-art, multi-axis rotating chair used to provide vestibular stimulation, stimulating neurons and creating new pathways in the brain. It gyroscopically rotates on multiple axis as you attempt to hit visual targets with your line of sight, strengthening visual and spatial connections. The entire apparatus is computer-controlled and can show participants their strengths and weaknesses, as well as how they are progressing over time.

During the session, you’ll use a ‘laser’ to hit targets as they come into your field of vision. The GyroStim will collect this data and adapt it in real-time to continuously challenge you as your skill level increases. A typical GyroStim session typically lasts about 30 minutes total, with runs lasting 30-60 seconds each time.

Neurofeedback Therapy

Strokes have the potential to cause synaptic pathways to become destroyed or interrupted, resulting in the loss of muscle memory for everyday actions, or impaired cognitive ability. Neurofeedback uses a brainwave detection tool, called an electroencephalogram (EEG) to decode brain waves and transmit them to a receiver to be used in special therapy sessions.

The concept behind this therapy is that your brain is capable of rebuilding broken connections and pathways. Using visual training displays as a guide, this therapy encourages positive and productive thought patterns and trains you on how to reinforce and strengthen them.

According to studies highlighted by the NIH, Neurofeedback Therapy has helped provide substantial improvements to stroke patients and their memory, mood, concentration, energy, reading, and speech capabilities. 

Oxygen Therapy

The goal of oxygen therapy is to introduce concentrated oxygen into the body. This triggers a response from the spleen, producing incredibly high levels of red blood cells that are pumped through your circulatory system. These oxygen-rich red blood cells are delivered to all of the deep tissues in the body, encouraging cellular regeneration and healing.

Low Light Level Laser Therapy

The goal of Low Light Level Laser Therapy is for neurogenesis to occur. Research has proven that laser therapy increases the number of neurons in the brain and allows for the reconnection of old, damaged neurons. 

When a stroke occurs neurons are lost due to Axonal damage. It is important for rehabilitation to start promptly after a stroke.

Clinical Nutrition

Clinical Nutrition is a holistic approach to patient health, observing your habits, lifestyle choices, and genetic history to make informed decisions about areas that can be improved. Our Clinical Nutrition Specialists will consult with you, gathering as much health information as we can and using it as a foundation for preventative treatment plans that can lower your risk of stroke and help you live a longer, healthier life!

Stroke Recovery Services Available In Chadds Ford, PA

If you or a loved one are worried about the risk of a stroke or would like to learn more about recovery methods and treatment, reach out to the specialists at Hope Brain & Body Recovery Center for more information! 

Call our offices to speak with a member of our team or schedule a consultation online today!

Written by Hope Brain & Body Recovery Center