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Stroke/Brain Injury

What are the types of stroke?

Stroke can be caused either by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain called an ischemic stroke or by a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain called a haemorrhagic stroke. A TIA (transient ischemic attack, or "mini stroke", is caused by a temporary.

What are the effects of stroke?

The brain is an extremely complex organ that controls various body functions. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function, that part of the body won't work as it should. The symptoms of a stroke depend on where it occurs and how much of the brain was affected. They often affect movement and sensation, but can cause a range of other symptoms.

Effects of brain injury

The effects of a brain injury can be wide ranging, and depend on a number of factors such as the type, location and severity of injury. Every person's injury is unique, so they will experience any number of the symptoms, which can range from mild to severe.

How I can help?

The following therapy and treatments are also carried out in the community, after initial consultation and assessment – please telephone to make an appointment.

  • Upper Limb Rehab and Management
  • Functional mobility and exercise
  • Practising activities of daily living (ADL’s)
  • Communication skills
  • Orientation and memory strategies including Neuro placidity
  • Music Therapy for speech impairments (Aphasia/dysphasia)
  • Advice on eating a healthy diet, especially when people have weight problems or have diabetes. A healthy     diet is important for reducing the risk of strokes in the future
  • Relaxation and visualisation techniques can help lower blood pressure - This is extremely beneficial as high     blood pressure is the number one contributing factor in all Strokes

To book an appointment for any of our treatments, please feel free to call us on (0118) 947 0385, or enter your details here and we will get back to you within 24 hours.