Experiencing a stroke can cause lasting damage in multiple areas. Paralysis of the face, one-sided weakness, vision problems, and loss of balance are a few of the main symptoms that stroke patients suffer from. Thankfully, through various types of therapy and recent advancements in medical technology, we can reduce these symptoms over time and prevent stroke complications such as thrombosis and stiffening of the limbs.
Occupational and Physical therapy
In occupational therapy, patients learn new ways to do everyday activities and refine motor functions. After a stroke, there are many things that you may have to relearn how to do. Holding a pencil, cooking and other tasks may have to be relearned. OT focuses on developing skills that you will need in the day-to-day.
Physical therapy is similar, but it’s geared more towards exercises that help patients strengthen their bodies and regain their ability to balance, improve flexibility, and overall fitness. Here at Theradynamics, our medical professionals are equipped with state-of-the-art therapeutic technology that has been proven to refine cognitive ability, increase focus and improve memory. The Interactive Metronome is an evidence-based training and assessment tool that can help patients recover from various impairments through interactive programs that sync the user’s actions with a beat, and can retrain and hone motor function in a fun and interactive setting.
Many stroke patients suffer from speech-related impediments after the fact. During the speech therapy portion of recovery, patients will work with a pathologist to help them recover lost language skills and deal with swallowing issues. During this portion of therapy, patients may have to learn new body positions, exercise, and make dietary changes to improve their swallowing ability.
Experiencing a stroke is an extremely traumatic event and can be difficult to deal with on a psychological level. During this phase of stroke recovery, mental health professionals can help patients deal with depression, anxiety, anger, and other emotional problems. Therapy after a stroke is not always exclusive to the patient. A major stroke can have an impact on relatives of the patient as well. During this phase, it is not uncommon for these professionals to work with the whole family to help everyone adjust.
Occupational Therapy in New Jersey
If you are recovering from a severe injury, don’t settle for less than you deserve. At Theradynamics, our cutting-edge technology and scientifically proven methods promote health and boost overall human performance. To learn more about how our services can help you, visit one of our locations in Queens, New Jersey, Manhattan, or the Bronx.