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Stroke In Mint Hill

What is a stroke?

Stroke is a devastating condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is caused by a disruption in the blood supply to the brain, which can lead to brain damage and a range of physical and cognitive symptoms. Physical therapy is an essential part of stroke treatment, as it helps patients recover their mobility, strength, and independence.

How does Physical Therapy help?

Physical therapy clinics offer a variety of stroke treatments that are tailored to each patient’s specific needs. These treatments may include exercises to improve range of motion, strength, balance, and coordination. Physical therapists may also use electrical stimulation to help stimulate weak or inactive muscles and reduce pain.

Range of motion exercises are designed to help stroke patients regain their mobility by improving flexibility, reducing muscle stiffness, and preventing muscle contractures. These exercises may include passive range of motion exercises, where the physical therapist moves the patient’s limbs for them, or active range of motion exercises, where the patient moves their own limbs.

Strengthening exercises are used to help stroke patients regain their strength. Physical therapists may use weights, resistance bands, or other equipment to help patients gradually increase their strength. Strengthening exercises can help patients improve their ability to perform daily tasks, such as walking or reaching.

Many stroke patients experience issues with their balance and coordination. Physical therapists can help patients improve their balance and coordination through various exercises, such as standing on one leg, walking on uneven surfaces, or performing exercises that require coordination, such as tossing a ball back and forth. These exercises can help improve the patient’s ability to perform daily activities and reduce the risk of falls.

Gait training is an essential part of stroke rehabilitation, as it helps patients regain their ability to walk. Physical therapists may use various techniques, such as treadmill training, walking on different surfaces, or using assistive devices, such as canes or walkers, to help patients improve their gait. Gait training can help patients regain their independence and improve their quality of life.

Functional training focuses on helping stroke patients regain their ability to perform daily tasks, such as dressing, grooming, or cooking. Physical therapists may use various techniques, such as simulating real-life situations, to help patients practice these tasks in a safe and controlled environment. Functional training can help patients regain their independence and improve their confidence.

Finally, electrical stimulation is a technique that uses electrical currents to help stimulate muscles that may be weak or inactive due to a stroke. Physical therapists may use electrical stimulation to help patients regain muscle strength, improve blood flow, and reduce pain. This technique can be used in conjunction with other stroke treatments to help patients recover more quickly.

Physical therapy is an essential part of stroke treatment because it helps patients recover their mobility, strength, and independence. Stroke patients may experience a range of physical and cognitive symptoms, such as paralysis, muscle weakness, speech difficulties, and memory problems. Physical therapy can help address these symptoms and improve the patient’s overall quality of life.

Physical therapists work closely with stroke patients to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs. The treatment plan may include a combination of exercises, such as range of motion, strengthening, and balance training, as well as functional training and electrical stimulation.

In addition to physical therapy, stroke patients may also require other medical treatments, such as medication or surgery. However, physical therapy is an essential part of the recovery process and can help patients regain their independence and improve their overall quality of life.

Get started with physical therapy today

Stroke treatment in a physical therapy clinic involves a variety of techniques and exercises that are designed to help patients regain their mobility, strength, and independence. Physical therapists work closely with patients to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs. If you or someone you know has suffered a stroke, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits of physical therapy.

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Tania Haywood

I have been dealing with hip and back pain for years. I saw a chiropractor last year in hope of getting some relief, but it didn’t help much. It had been several years since I saw an orthopedist, so last April I made an appointment and they did a series of x-rays with a thorough assessment. Other than a little arthritis, nothing was of concern on the images, so a MRI was ordered. Insurance denied the MRI, and because I was getting ready to change jobs I was not in a good position to fight it. Finding myself in a gap situation with insurance I was left on my own to find a way to manage the pain. Since the reason it was denied was not enough evidence of conservative measures being taken (which was just their attempt to justify denying the MRI) I decided to look for a physical therapist. A quick search lead me to Dave at Origin Rehab and after reading a few of many 5 star reviews, I gave him a call.  He took time to discuss the problem over the phone and after about a 10 minute conversation told me he thought he could help. I can say with sincerity I am so glad I made that call. Dave worked with me to figure this out, changing course several times to get to the root cause, and while I am not yet pain free, I am feeling so much better than I was when I began PT, and I am hopeful that I can avoid surgery. I have been to other physical therapists over the years for various issues and this experience has been the best by far. Dave truly cares about helping his clients get well. He listens intently and he educates you as you go, which I found very helpful. Understanding why something hurts and how to go about correcting the problem will be knowledge I can use from here on out whenever I have flare-ups. Go see him, no need to look anywhere else. He is, quite honestly, the best! 

Matt Beard

If you are reading this, then something is hurting, nagging or causing painful disruption to your day. Let me save you a lot of time, money and pain by saying please give Origin a try first.  In my experience with PT, I usually get a broad “diagnosis” and come in to perform a series of pre-determined exercises over and over each week.   Things usually don’t progress that quickly and results are rarely achieved. Having to compete for time with the physical therapist between the three patients they are seeing is tough.  With Origin Rehabilitation I receive one-on-one attention for the entire visit and each visit is a chance to re-evaluate things that are working and things that are not. The focus and attention I receive at each visit is so appreciated and having someone as equally invested in my short and long term goals is amazing.  You will not receive a cookie-cutter approach to your issues, you will receive customized and specific care for whatever is giving you trouble. 

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