Rehabilitation after a stroke
Robert came to H2O Physio for rehabilitation after suffering from a stroke in January.
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Water Temperature: 31˚C
- Speed: 1.8kph, gradually increased to 3.5kph
- Depth: 1200mm
- Resistance Jets: Not activated
- Direction: Forwards, backwards and sideways
- Number of Sessions: 9
Following a stroke that weakened his left side, Robert was left unable to walk. After some specialist neuro physiotherapy, he was able to walk for about three minutes with the use of a stick.
The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help relearn skills, such as mobility, which are lost when the stroke affects part of the brain.
Many people have problems with co-ordination and balance so training in the underwater treadmill is ideal. The water acts as a giant cushion, supporting weak limbs and helping the patient to feel more confident. This results in a more effective workout that in turn contributes to a quicker recovery.
Robert is now able to walk longer distances, without a stick. He feels a lot better and has much more energy.
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Optispine uses the latest and most advanced physiotherapy techniques and equipment, specifically designed to help people with back and joint problems.
Treatment starts with accurate diagnosis of the problem, followed by effective hands-on therapy to reduce pain and restore function as quickly as possible.
Alongside this, we are able to offer rehabilitation plans for a more long-term solution, including advanced hydrotherapy using underwater treadmills and a specialist 7-step programme.
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