Neurology and Occupational Therapy
Stroke Rehab and how we can help
Recovering from a stroke depends on how quickly you receive care. Rehabilitation begins very soon after your stroke, and therapy is an important part of your recovery.
Good balance depends on correct sensory information, proper use of that information by the brain, and the right response from the muscles. Your vision provides important information to the brain about your environment, specifically where your body is in relation to the horizon while still or moving. You have special sensors sensitive to stretch, pressure, vibration, and touch in your muscles, tendons, joints, and skin that help your brain to know how your body is positioned. Balance organs in the inner ear tell the brain about the movements and position of your head. This system senses head movement and keeps your eyes focused. It can also tell the brain when your head is moving in a straight line and sense the position of your head even when it is still. If you feel dizzy, off balance, or have fallen, we can help to determine how well you are using these systems to keep your balance.