What is Stroke?
Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain cells die.
What are the types of stroke?
Stroke can be caused either by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain or by a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain. A TIA (transient ischemic attack), or "mini stroke", is caused by a temporary clot.
If you or you love one has recently suffered a stoke or any neurological disorder, Cloverdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers Neuro-Rehabilitation.
What is Neurological Rehabilitation?
Neurorehabilitation is a complex medical process which aims to aid and recover from a nervous system injury, and to minimize and/or compensate for any functional alterations resulting from it.
Following an injury or the onset of disease there is an amount of time during which a person's cells that remain uninjured in their brain and spinal cord retain the ability to learn how to control the functions that have been lost. Physical, Occupational Speech Therapists have the training and knowledge necessary to help individuals overcome or compensate for any of their difficulties. Many people can learn to live independently once again through comprehensive therapy.
What are the benefits?
Alleviation of pain, improvement of a person's balance, coordination, cognition and speech/swallowing impairment.
What is the treatment regimen?
Physical Therapists specialize in treating disabilities related to motor and sensory impairments. They are trained in all aspects of anatomy and physiology related to normal function, with an emphasis on movement. They assess the patient's strength, endurance range of motion, gait abnormalities, and sensory deficits to design individualized rehabilitation programs aimed at regain control over motor functions.
The goal of an Occupational Therapist is to maximize an individual's ability to regain functional independence in daily living activities and functional mobility int he home, work and community while maintaining physical, physiological and emotional health. The Occupational Therapist will implement a treatment plan focused on improving coordination and movement to help people learn new skills or adapt to a permanent loss so they can do the day-to-day task that occupy their time.
Speech-language pathologists help patients relearn how to use language or develop alternative means of communication. They also help patients improve their ability to swallow, and work with them to develop problem-solving and social skills needed to cope with the neurological disorder.
If you have any question about what we can do for you, please contact our Admission Coordinator to answer any questions you may have.
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