A stroke is a condition that occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, usually as a result of a blood clot. Strokes affect brain function and impact different people in various ways. Physiotherapy is often used to help people that have suffered from a stroke to help them restore movement by re-establishing connections between the brain and a person’s musculoskeletal system.
Physiotherapy for stroke helps patients to regain movement abilities, increase their strength and make them physically independent once more. Physiotherapists are important members of a health team that treats people after they have suffered a stroke and create a rehabilitation program to help patients. This program involves a series of exercises that helps a person to regain muscle control and improves their movement abilities. The physiotherapy provided and its intensity will depend on an individual patient’s condition.