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Stroke

How our physiotherapists can help with vision loss caused by a stroke

–   AUGUST 2022   –

How our physiotherapists can help with vision loss caused by a stroke

 

If your vision was impacted by having a stroke, you might wonder how a physiotherapist is going to be able to do anything to help. The good news is that there are many things we can do to support you, so you can become more independent in your own home environment.

How strokes impact vision loss and what you can do to help

–   AUGUST 2022   –

How strokes impact vision loss and what you can do to help

 

Did you know that around a third of stroke survivors experience vision loss? When someone who has had a stroke loses sight in part of their visual field, this isn’t resulting from a problem with their eyes; it’s caused by a problem in their brain. This could occur anywhere along the course of the optic nerve, from the eyes themselves, to the primary visual cortex at the back of the brain in the occipital lobe.

Key things to look for when choosing physiotherapy for stroke patients at home

–   AUGUST 2021   –

Key things to look for when choosing physiotherapy for stroke patients at home

 

Different kinds of strokes relate to different parts of the brain and the resulting level of physical impairment depends on which area of the brain has been impacted. This is why when it comes to choosing your physiotherapist, it is essential to work with someone who has a deep understanding of the brain and specialises in neuro physio.

The 3 common mistakes that cause more harm than help in stroke rehabilitation

–   AUGUST 2021   –

The 3 common mistakes that cause more harm than help in stroke rehabilitation


When planning the best course of action for suitable rehabilitation exercises for someone recovering from a stroke, it is so important to remember that there is no cookie-cutter solution, where one approach fits all. We all have different, unique brains and no two strokes are the same either.

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