Move Towards Your New Normal
A stroke is when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. It can be caused by a blocked artery, or bursting of a blood vessel. Sometimes there is only a temporary disruption of blood flow called a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) that does not cause permanent damage. When the blood flow to an area of the brain is stopped, brain cells are deprived of oxygen, and begin to deteriorate.
The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, and the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body, and therefore damage to one side of the brain results in movement problems on the opposite side of body. Arm and/or leg movement, speech, confusion, and mood issues can also occur.
Our team will work with you to create an individualized program, depending on your issues, which may include muscle strengthening exercises, mobility exercises, pain relieving techniques, speech language input, and help with activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, eating, dressing, toileting.
The goal of neuro rehabilitation is to regain some or all of your independence and mobility. We will work with you and your family/caregivers to help you regain your function.
MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system which includes the brain and spinal cord. The disease affects the protective covering of the nerves called myelin, affecting transmission of information to the brain. MS is very unpredictable and can cause symptoms such as weakness, tingling, poor coordination, vision problems, bladder problems, extreme fatigue, and mood changes.
Our physiotherapist will assess your movement difficulties, and construct an exercise based program for you, based on your specific issues. This may include stretching and strengthening exercises, balance and gait retraining and strategies for reducing fall risk. Referral may also be made to our occupational therapist if recommendations for appropriate aids, mobility devices, and/or a home assessment could be of value.
This is a disease of the nervous system that affects your ability to move. You may experience symptoms such as tremors, slowness of movement, stiffness of the limbs and trunk, impaired coordination and balance, changes in speech, and difficulty in writing. Our physiotherapist can provide you with specific exercise programs that can help you with balance, coordination, and flexibility.
Our physiotherapist and occupational therapist can also suggest techniques and simple tools to help with your daily activities. A home visit can also be arranged to assess any safety and specific problems you may encounter at home.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal injuries may result from damage to the vertebrae, ligaments, or discs of the spinal column, or to the spinal cord itself due to trauma, cancer or infection. Depending on the location of your injury you may experience weakness in your arms or legs affecting your strength and movement.
Our physiotherapist can assess your weakness and develop a program designed to strengthen your muscles, improve posture, improve balance, and walking, and make recommendations for any bracing you may require.