The Perfect Step Approach
It's never too late to start recovery. We’ll do an assessment and evaluation by one of our Certified Paralysis Recovery Specialists and determine what functions have been compromised. Our primary focus is to enable stroke clients to regain as much function as possible; whether it's optimizing balance and equilibrium or focusing on affected areas of the body.
What is a stroke?
A stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is damage to the brain tissue due to a disruption in the blood supply to the brain. This disruption may be caused by ischemia or hemorrhage. The brain cells, deprived of the oxygen and glucose needed to survive, die. Some immediate warning signs of a stroke are: trouble talking or understanding language, paralysis or numbness, and trouble with vision.
An average of 700,000 Americans are affected by a stroke each year. The majority of these individual survive but with various complications. After one has sustained a stroke, they may have trouble with speaking and/or understanding, memory, movement, sensation, swallowing, behavior, and judgment.
The most unfortunate part of strokes is that they are unpredictable and can come at any moment. So, you might be sitting there asking yourself, “what can I do to prevent it?“ Following a healthy lifestyle is the best preventative step that an individual can take to better their odds of not sustaining a stroke. Some preventative measures one can take are: controlling hypertension, lowering the amount of cholesterol in one’s diet, quitting tobacco use, controlling diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding illegal drugs, and exercising regularly. The Mayo Clinic suggest that the best form of recovery, post stroke, is to engage in some form of therapy and exercise.