Your Home Exercise Program (HEP) post-CVA or Stroke will largely depend on a number of circumstances, such as time since CVA, what kind of CVA, and location of CVA. What you are able to do will dictate what you work on at home. Your HEP is an extension of your work in the clinic and is your way of taking responsibility for the journey to recovery. Exercises include:
- Straight leg series: a series of four exercises for hip and thigh musculature; important for building strength for gait
- Bridges: an exercise important for hip and thigh musculature
- Weight shifts: weight bearing is important post CVA for several reasons; for one, weight bearing helps decrease muscle tone. secondly, it is important for prevention of osteoporosis
- AROM of any affected extremities: movement is medicine; whatever movement you have available following a CVA, it is important you continue to use it to both maintain and improve it.
- If you are interested in physical therapy for stroke recovery, contact us for a free consultation. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:
Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.