London Stroke treatment and physiotherapy rehabilitation
London neurological physiotherapy
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off due to a clot or haemorrhage. A person may also experience a mini-stroke or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), where the interruption to the blood supply is temporary and they go away after a few minutes or a few hours.
Stroke is the third most common neurologic pathology in the UK and approximately 150,000 people have a stroke every year.
Neuro Physiotherapy is a very important part of rehabilitation after a stroke and it can help patients regain muscle strength and as much movement in the affected limbs as possible. It is important to start rehabilitation as soon as possible after returning home after a stroke, so the patient can regain muscle strength and the ability to move as much as possible to the level they did before the stroke.
At Excellence Physiotherapy we have years of experience working with neuro patients that have suffered a stroke in London, in order to help them regain as much mobility and independence as possible. Our specialised neuro physiotherapist can offer a full assessment of the patient’s mobility condition and create a tailored stroke rehabilitation programme. They can also advise the patient’s family or carers on how to deal with the patient’s mobility restrictions and how to help them on a day to day basis.
We offer treatment at home in London, so the patient can be in familiar environment and feel comfortable, without having to worry about transfer to the practice. We visit you anywhere in London. For more information and to book an appointment, please contact us. However, if you prefer to be seen at the practice, you can visit us at either of the two Light Centre practices: Belgravia near Victoria station, or London Wall near Moorgate station, in the heart of the City.
More Information about stroke (London)
People over 65 years of age are most at risk of having a stroke, but anyone can have a stroke, even children and babies. The symptoms and their severity vary from person to person. For some people they can be quite mild, or in more serious cases they might cause permanent damage.
The main symptoms of a stroke are:
- Numbness, weakness or paralysis on one side of the body or the face
- Slurred speech or difficulty finding words or understanding speech
- Blurred vision or loss of sight
- Confusion or unsteadiness
- Severe headache
If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, phone 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
After a stroke, patients might experience of paralysis (hemiplegia) in the muscles of one side of the body. This will be the opposite side of where the stroke happened. It may be difficult to control the limbs, or they might react to a different way than what the patient intended when they try to move them. Some people also feel pins and needles or hot and cold sensations. Muscles may also become stiff and may develop involuntary spams. Joints on the affected side may be more prone to injury.
A neuro physiotherapist will be able to help you regain your maximal autonomy after a stroke
We are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa recognised and axa ppp recognised
For appointment with our London physiotherapist or London osteopath call : 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765
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