Physiotherapy is the most widely available and commonly accepted treatment for the rehabilitation of people who have had a stroke.
A stroke often has a devastating impact on an individual’s ability to move and physiotherapy treatment will be aimed at maximizing the individual’s potential to recover their movement abilities.
Having a stroke can have a serious impact on movement, sensation, balance and co-ordination and the aim of physiotherapy is to help regain as many of these abilities as possible. The severity of the stroke will dictate how much recovery is possible, but physiotherapy works to maximize potential recovery.
A physiotherapist will assess the alignment and activity of various body parts, and the physiotherapy treatment will focus on getting the side affected by the stroke to move more effectively.