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Objectives for Stroke Rehab

Pt and OT Objectives for Stroke Rehab

A good physical therapy program can help maintain your patient's physical abilities, as well as maximize their potential for enjoying normal activities.  An effective physical therapy program can also prevent or limit physical deformity and allow patients to enjoy walking, bending, reaching, sports and return to work.

Physical therapists are musculoskeletal specialists, meaning they are experts when it comes to the mechanics of the body and how the muscles, joints and skeletal structures work with one another. It is important to keep in mind that not all physical therapy is the same. Results can vary depending on the techniques and time spent with patients and the consistency of treatment and care.

Our highly trained and skilled physical therapists use proven hands-on therapy and specific exercise programs to help patients of all ages get out of pain and improve their function. The best way to get better after a stroke is to start stroke rehabilitation. Stroke rehab consists of a multi-disciplinary team that works with patients to regain skills they lost as the result of a stroke.  

For most stroke patients, rehabilitation mainly involves physical therapy. The aim of physical therapy is to have the patient relearn simple motor activities such as walking, sitting, standing, lying down, and the process of switching from one type of movement to another.

Another important component is occupational therapy. The main goal of OT is to teach the patient to relearn daily activities; such as eating, drinking, swallowing, dressing, bathing, cooking, reading and writing, and using the toilet. This is done through tailored exercise and training which helps the patient to become independent or semi-independent.

 

 

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