A stroke occurs when there is a sudden interruption in the supply of blood to the brain.
A stroke results in injury to the brain and can lead to long-lasting and widespread problems. Although some may recover quickly, many people who have had a stroke need long-term support to help them regain as much independence as possible. If you have experienced a stroke, rehabilitation will be key to your recovery. Rehabilitation typically starts in the hospital and usually continues after you have been discharged.
Symptoms that follow a stroke
The presence of the following symptoms after a stroke indicate that rehabilitation should continue under the guidance of a team of allied healthcare professionals:
- Speech difficulties
- Difficulty understanding what people are saying
- Problems with vision
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty standing
- Problems with coordination
- Falling over easily
- Difficulty swallowing
- Shoulder and arm pain
- Memory problems
- Concentration problems
- Thinking slower and unclear
- You can’t care for yourself
- You are dependent on your family
Rehabilitation for a stroke
If you are experiencing any difficulty with physical activities or engaging in daily life after a stroke, contact us for a customised rehabilitation plan. We aim to facilitate the best possible outcomes for our patients and we have invested in our centres and staff to make sure we have everything you need on your road to recovery. Our highly-trained staff are friendly, attentive and passionate about rehabilitation . They understand the unique needs of our patients and deliver the highest standard of care.
The rehabilitation process depends on your symptoms and their severity. It often begins in the hospital and could include a stay in an in-patient rehabilitation unit (see Rosebank location and Intercare Sandton Location). Your rehabilitation journey will continue at home or a local clinic, like M&HP rehabilitation centres. Your goals are central to the way we design our treatment plan. Through the specialised, coordinated intervention of physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, we aim to address your symptoms.
We help improve your quality of life and allow you to:
- care for yourself
- get back to everyday activities
- get back to work
- get back to your family responsibilities