How can we rehabilitate from Strokes?
The best way to get better after a stroke is to start ‘stroke rehabilitation’. In stroke rehab, a team of professionals works with you to regain skills you lost as the result of a stroke. It can help you to:
- Do as well as you can and be as independent as possible.
- Rehab starts while you are still in the hospital. After you leave the hospital, you can continue treatment at a rehab center or at home. Some rehab programs offer at least 3 hours of therapy a day.
- Learn to live with the changes to your brain and body caused by the stroke.
- Adjust to living within your home, family, and society.
What is stroke rehabilitation?
Work with your rehab team to decide what type of exercise, diet, or other lifestyle choices are best for you. A key part of rehab is taking steps to prevent a future stroke. To stay in good health, you may need to take medicines and make some lifestyle changes.
You have the greatest chance of regaining your abilities during the first few months after a stroke. it is important to start rehab soon after a stroke and do a little every day.