- Stroke is known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI) or brain attack.
- Stroke results from poor blood flow to the brain resulting in severe decreased brain cell function or cell death.
- There are two main types of stroke, ischemic, due to lack of blood flow from a blockage, any hemorrhagic, due to bleeding from a ruptured vessel.
- There is usually a slow decline in brain function for many years prior to the actual “stroke” taking place.
- The process by which those with disabling strokes undergo therapy to help them return to a normal life as much as possible.
- The popular therapies employed today in rehabilitation are not directed to restoring brain function to normal. They are directed mostly to relearning the skills of everyday living and teaching the stroke patients to “live with their disabilities.”
- Usually after acute care in the hospital (initial 30 to 60 days after stroke) the patient is given “rehabilitative therapy” with the physical therapist, occupational therapist and/or speech therapist. Medical physicians are not aware that most of these therapist only receive 4-8 hours of training neurology.
If you have suffered from a stroke and are still experiencing a multitude of problems please call me at 502–296-3581. Do not give up hope; Life can be better for you. Please go to my self test page and complete the self test. Make sure you put your email address and phone number on the self test form. I will call you personally and discuss the test results.