A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Stroke can lead to muscle weakness/paralysis, imbalance, decreased coordination, and difficulty with normal activities of daily living. Physical Therapy is an important part of recovery immediately after a stroke as well as months to years later.
The goal of physical therapy is to help you regain independence and improve your quality of life. Acute rehabilitation and home therapy focus on strength, functional mobility, and safety with ADL’s. Many individuals continue to experience balance deficits after a stroke. Balance Solutions therapists are trained to take it a step further. Patients are provided with a throughout evaluation to assess all factors contributing to functional deficits and gait deviations. Therapy is comprehensive and aimed at improving balance and gait.
Balance Solutions physical therapists perform a comprehensive evaluation of function including; range of motion, strength, flexibility, functional mobility, coordination, gait & balance assessment, and issues related to maintaining function and independence with ADLs. Following a thorough evaluation, a personalized plan of care with goals will be constructed specifically to meet your individual needs and achieve your maximal functional potential. Therapists can help you regain some to most of the functions you lost due to an injury, enabling you to increase your independence. Intervention can lead to an improved quality of life, not only for you but others around you.