Exercising after a Stroke

Recovering after a stroke may feel like a daunting task. Among other things, your brain must relearn skills it lost when it was damaged by the stroke.  Recent research, though, shows that the brain is amazingly resilient and capable of adapting after a stroke. This means that recovery is more possible than previously thought.

What to Expect During Stroke Rehab for Your Arm

Your stroke rehabilitation program involves working with a team to guide you. This usually includes physical and occupational therapists. The rehab team will likely recommend combining a variety of exercises and other techniques to help your arm recover. Two big goals of stroke rehab are to enhance muscle control and reduce spasticity. This is a constant contraction of muscles that can lead to pain and other problems.

Stroke rehabilitation for your hand and arm includes passive movements or exercises that are movements done with the help of a therapist and more active exercises you do with little or no assistance.

Once you have finished seeing your Occupational Therapists that is where we at Moreton Hall Health Club can take over, giving your suitable and sensible exercises to keep you both mobile in the body and focused in the mind.

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If you have a "hidden illness", exercise is part of your management routine and you want others to be aware, please contact:  kirsteen@moretonhallhealthclub.co.uk