A stroke or brain attack is a critical condition that emerges from obstruction of blood flow in the brain. If disruption in the blood flow continues for longer durations, it can cause impairments and, in severe conditions, turn fatal. Hence, quickly restoring the blood flow in the brain after the stroke is crucial to minimise the extent of damage. “Therefore, beginning the treatment early will help to save the life and aid in quicker recovery,” says Dr Stephen Abraham, physiotherapist, International Academy for Health & Science, Bengaluru.
Dr Abraham adds that rapid recovery is often seen during the first three to four months. Hence, this is a crucial period to incorporate best practices for rehabilitation. Following a healthy routine along with regular physiotherapy will boost the stroke recovery process, says Dr Abraham, explaining how physiotherapy helps in recovery, “Stroke generally results in muscle weakness and paralysis. Physiotherapy assists the person in relearning the movements through passive exercises, “he adds.
This infographic presents 5 essential steps to be taken care of for recovering from a stroke.