PHYSIOTHERAPY & CHIROPRACTIC CENTRE

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Also known as a cerebrovascular accident or CVA occurs when part of the brain loses

its blood supply and consequently the body part controlled stops to function.
It can either be due to lack of blood flow (ischemic) or bleeding into the area
(hemorrhagic).
A patient with stroke should immediately be seen in the Emergency department as
its life threatening and requires immediate treatment.

CLASSIFICATION
MILD STROKE
There is mild weakness and they recover within 5-7 days.

MODERATELY SEVERE STROKES
On onset the patient is awake and conscious; they have significant weakness on
one side of the body. and it is these patients who appear to improve the most with
rehabilitation.

SEVERE STROKES
On onset the patient is unconscious and unresponsive, they have severe and
complete weakness on one side of the body or both. The recovery is slow and
may not gain functional indipedence.Require intensive rehabilitation

TREATMENT
There is the medical intervention to deal with the underlying diseases like
heart conditions and to break the clots and resume normal blood flow to the
brain, also to stop the bleeding if its there. However to return to normal
function and daily life the patient will require intensive rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation has been shown to be most beneficial when started early.

STROKE REHABILITATION AT P.C.C
After discharge from the hospital the patient is referred to us,
We have a team of dedicated and experienced therapists who will ensure
maximum and optimum recovery through evidence based exercises, neurological
impairments interventions, and modification of daily activities to increase
independence. Counseling to the family and patient is also done. This we do
in our two centers in Lavington and Thigiri.We also do home visits incase the
patient cannot come to the clinic.

Joseph Samwuel Kingo’ri-Physiotherapist

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