Stroke Rehabilitation Physiotherapy

A stroke causes injury to the brain which may in turn have an impact on body function and mobility.  Each person’s signs and symptoms are different.

Common signs of stroke are:

  • Weakness (often of one side of the body)
  • Balance impairment
  • Co-ordination difficulties
  • Speech involvement
  • Visual field changes

As a result of these disturbances, stroke survivors may have issues with activities of daily living.

At Willow Health Centre, we can offer rehabilitation for those affected by stroke.  Following a initial assessment, therapy involves a patient and carer centered approach to manage the unique issues presented.

Key aims of Rehabilitation:

  • Regain balance and co-ordination
  • Promote symmetry
  • Maintain flexibility
  • Recover functional ability

At Willow Health Centre, there is emphasis on taking an active role in therapy, setting goals and participating in home activities to achieve the best possible outcome. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canada, 2018: “an individual plan by a physiotherapist is the best way to safely meet your goals”. Canada’s Best practice Recommendations for Stroke Care, Stroke Rehabilitation Update 2013 states: “Rehabilitation and recovery after stroke is a dynamic and on-going process that occurs in all settings and over time (days, weeks, months, year)”.