CVA or Stroke In-Clinic Therapy

What your therapist will have you do in clinic for a stroke is largely determined by the type of CVA, where in the brain it occurred, and how long ago it happened. PT will focus on mobility, prevention of contractures, strengthening, the use of orthotics such as splints and braces, and helping you learn new ways to do tasks that may be more difficult for you post-CVA. An example of what your PT may have you do could look like this:

    • 10 minutes in an Alter-G Treadmill: The Alter-G Treadmill uses air pressure to decrease the amount of weight your legs carry while walking. the belt on the treadmill goes forward and backward and may be used without the belt moving at all to work on weight-bearing and balance
    • balance in a harness and suspension system
    • passive range of motion and manual stretching
    • sit to stand to strengthen legs for gait
    • orthotics and assistive device fitting

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.

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
Shelbyville: 931-684-0027
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022

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