Strokes

Strokes

Stroke Physiotherapist in Birmingham & Surrounding Areas

We can help the following:

  • One sided weakness (remember it is the brain that needs retraining – initially anyway)
  • Normal movement re-education & strengthening
  • Spasms, i.e. high tone in muscles – techniques to help release the tight patterns
  • Contractures – soft tissue softening as a result of lack of movement
  • Tremor / Clonus – this can to some extent be controlled
  • Neglect – lack of awareness of the affected side. Re-training is necessary
  • Hemianopeoia – this is loss of visual field on the affected side and leads to neglect and injury due to lack of safety awareness. This can be re-trained
  • Pusher syndrome – this is where you push on your good side and there is a lack of muscle power on the affected side to counter-act that power. For best results, this needs to be corrected as early as possible
  • Sensory stimulation – this is often missed, but can be improved with work
  • Flexor withdrawal – the affected limb needs to be prepared for weight bearing
  • Balance – great improvements can be gained with the correct balance training
  • Involuntary Associated Reactions – these can be minimised, and knowledge provided of how to help manage them

 

Prices & Appointment Information For Stroke Physiotherapy in Birmingham & Surrounding Areas

Appointments are £95 per hour with full treatment being usually one hour at your home.  All notes are written outside of appointment time so you can make the most of your treatment time.

If you require many appointments, we can negotiate to assist with the financials.

Travel time to your home is free if it is within 30 minutes of our location in Stourton. Longer distances may incur charges of £10 each way.

 

About Us

Salu Fellows

Salu is a member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Health Professions Council, Physio First and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Testimonial

I really did not know what to do with my weakness. I now have a complete exercise regime and have received loads of advice. Thank you Salu. PA, Bridgnorth

 

Case Study

Case Study – Stroke – sensory disturbance / June 2014

HJ, 70 years young near Kidderminster

Stroke 1 year ago, with unpleasant sensations that feel like sharp pins and needles. “ It feels like hot pokers all the way down my arm.”

He has good isolated active movements, but has got into the habit of hobbling and neglecting the L side

Assessment shows some weakness on the L side.

Treatment:-

  • Desensitisation of arm
  • Strengthening
  • Control of movements
  • Balancing
  • Increasing reflexive reactions
  • Gait re-education
  • Functional activities
  • Instil confidence and remind normal movement

Progress

  • L arm feels much improved – medics often say that sensation cannot be altered. This is stark proof that it can be improved and even 12 months after onset…
  • He is walking about in a much better pattern of movement
  • His balance is so much better
  • He can do more repetitions now ie fitness has improved
  • Throwing and catching a ball is not only fun, but also has increased his reactions and made him feel more functional
  • He feels motivated to continue

We shall continue for another month on a weekly basis and then I would like to reduce sessions. Next week we are going to his gym to help him with aerobic exercises and strengthening through his range.

 

Contact Us About Your Stroke Physiotherapy

Call us on:

Salu
07823 773 555

Fiona
07837 963 984

 

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