A SPECIAL INVITATION FOR STROKE SURVIVORS
Are you, or someone you know, a stroke survivor? Are you having difficulty managing at home performing daily life activities such as grooming, self-feeding, bathing, dressing and transferring? If you answered YES, then you MUST read this!
Here are some tips that can help rebuild your confidence and independence:
There are many types of adaptive equipment and techniques one can easily learn to make mealtime, grooming, dressing, and bathing less of a daily struggle.
THIS PROBLEM REQUIRES education and demonstration from a knowledgeable therapist who can guide and assist you with learning techniques to accomplish daily activities without the frustration and struggle. Sometimes bracing can help to aid in better control of the wrist, hand, leg or foot during functional tasks. We work closely with our in-house orthotist and use a team approach to find the best solution.
ONE QUICK TIP – do not forget about your weak side! Continue to use it as much as possible, even if the stronger side needs to assist. Keep your brain sending signals to your weak limb.
ONE REASON WHY I’m sharing this with you is that I’ve seen many stroke survivors give up and not realize there are many different avenues to explore during stroke recovery. I have worked with stroke survivors from the acute stage to several years post. Never give up!
Some of the most common causes of stroke survivors not progressing are therapists who do not think outside of the box to find purposeful, yet challenging tasks.
Here’s what one of my patients had to say,
“I couldn’t give hugs or shake someone’s hand before and now I can” – DE (patient)
If you are serious about wanting to improve your independence, sign-up for my free group class. Space is limited so call today!