STROKE REHABILITATION THERAPY SERVICES

Miami Gardens Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center has innovative inpatient and outpatient therapy and rehabilitation programs available for stroke and cardiovascular disease short-term recovery patients and long-term physical therapy patients at various levels, whether they are recovering from a stroke, cardiovascular disease or they are working to improve their overall skills.

 

Miami Gardens Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center provides a personalized treatment plan to help the patient recover as much as possible. We recognize that the treatment goals and recovery time vary from patient to patient. The patient’s degree of disability can depend upon the area of the brain that is damaged.


Stroke rehabilitation therapy often involves repositioning, range-of-motion activities and strengthening exercises to enhance movement. Encouraging physical movement is critical to recovery. In addition to helping the patient regain independence, these therapies can help prevent complications of stroke including infection and bedsores. If there are speech and language challenges, we may use alternative forms of communication including pictures, verbal cues, writing, and computers.


A person suffers a stroke (CVA- Cerebral Vascular Accident) when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted.

The interruption may be caused by blockage or hemorrhage. Brain function suffers from lack of blood and the person may become paralyzed, lose the ability to speak or see, and these neurological effects may become permanent.


According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 700,000 Americans suffer strokes each year and approximately two-thirds of the victims survive.


Although the survival rate of strokes has increased since 2000, the overall number of strokes have increased, and strokes are the number two cause of death worldwide. Brain injury suffered during stroke is not curable, the effects may be diminished through post-stroke rehabilitation.


This therapy starts within twenty-four hours after the patient’s health is stabilized, and continues for months or even years, depending upon need.  The extent and nature of the damage is entirely dependent on what part of the brain was affected. Paralysis and motor skill inhibition, hyposensitivity, poor communication skills, cognitive deficiencies, and emotional disorders are all common among stroke patients. Upon physician’s clearance, the goal of the physical and occupational therapy department is to utilize several of the methods at their disposal in order to circumvent the patient’s disability and allow them some degree of living independently.