A stroke can have far-reaching effects that change every aspect of life. Both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes can cause paralysis or weakness in affected areas, which can affect or impair basic daily tasks. But, the changes caused by a stroke can also lead to struggles with cognitive function and affect social and inter-relational ability. Even a transient ischemic attack, a “mini-stroke,” can block blood flow to the brain enough that both the mind and abilities are altered in a noticeable way. A stroke can cause:
RECOVERING FROM BRAIN INJURY & STROKES
Given how wide-reaching the effects of a stroke can be, recovery can be a long road. Even after release from the hospital, ongoing care will likely be needed. Both physical therapy and occupational therapy are often vital for providing help through the recovery process. Not only will basic care need to be seen, but a stroke patient will also need to re-learn how to perform certain tasks or learn to modify their routine based on new limitations. This is where occupational therapy comes in.