STROKE REHABILITATION CENTER IN BANGALORE & KOCHI
Sukino provides the right mixture of care and supervision for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from stroke. Get your loved one rehabilitated at the most comprehensive rehab center available in Bangalore and Kochi.
What is stroke?
Stroke also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is reduced or stopped due to various reasons like rupturing of the blood vessel. When supply of blood is stopped, the brain is deprived of both oxygen and nutrients and this deprivation causes brain damage. This is a medical emergency as brain cells die within minutes.
There are 2 types of strokes. One is Ischemic stroke where clots formed in the blood vessels block the flow of blood to the brain depriving it of oxygen and nutrients. The second type of stroke is Hemorrhagic stroke where the blood vessels ruptures again leading to deprivation of oxygen and nutrients to the brain.
What are the common symptoms of stroke?
The symptoms generally observed in patients who suffer from stroke include
- Numbness of the face, arms or legs
- Loss of vision
- Loss of speech, difficulty talking, hearing and understanding when others speak
- Sudden burst of headache or sometime very severe headache
- Mobility impairments like loss of balance, unstable walking
They type and extent of the difficulties depends on the size and location of the stroke.
WHAT ARE THE AFTER-EFFECTS OF STROKE?
Worldover it is seen that amongst all neurological conditions that people suffer from, it is Stroke that is a major ailment affecting people. Individual people may have different complications but in general the most noticeable effects are seen as speech impairments, mobility disorders, lack of coordination, depression.
Many researchers have found that patients who participate in post-stroke rehabilitation programs have a better life quality and perform better than those who don’t. There are a lot of things involved in treatment for stroke patients. Sukino’s physio for stroke patients program includes constraint-induced therapy, range-of-motion therapy, mobility training, etc in the aftercare for stroke patients.
What is Stroke Rehabilitation?
Stroke rehabilitation is a specialized program designed to help individuals recover from the physical, emotional, and cognitive effects of a stroke. It is a multidisciplinary approach that involves a team of healthcare professionals, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and psychologists. Stroke rehabilitation aims to restore function, reduce disability, and prevent future strokes.
Benefits of Our Stroke Rehabilitation Services:
1. Physical Benefits:
• Improved mobility and strength
• Enhanced balance and coordination
• Reduced muscle stiffness and spasticity
• Increased endurance and stamina
2. Cognitive Benefits:
• Improved memory and concentration
• Enhanced problem-solving and decision-making skills
• Faster information processing
• Better executive functioning
3. Emotional Benefits:
• Improved mood, Boosted self-esteem and confidence
• Reduced anxiety and depression
• Increased motivation and engagement
• Enhanced overall emotional well-being
4. Social Benefits:
• Improved communication skills
• Increased participation in social activities
• Strengthened relationships and support networks
• Enhanced sense of belonging and community
The Goal of Our Stroke Rehabilitation Treatment:
The ultimate goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help patients regain as much function and independence as possible and to improve their overall quality of life. This may involve different goals for different patients, depending on their individual circumstances and priorities. Through our comprehensive, evidence-based stroke rehabilitation program, we’ll work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and goals. Through our comprehensive and personalized approach, we aim to help you regain your physical, cognitive, emotional, and social functioning and enjoy a fulfilling life post-stroke.
Some common goals include:
- Regaining mobility and strength
- Improving speech and communication abilities
- Regaining independence in daily activities
- Enhancing cognitive and communication skills
- Reducing risk of future strokes
- Addressing emotional and psychological well-being
- Developing strategies for successful reintegration into daily life
Key Components of Stroke Rehabilitation Program:
- Initial Assessment and Goal Setting: A comprehensive evaluation of your medical history, current symptoms, functional abilities, and physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities to develop a personalized treatment plan that targets your unique needs and goals.
- Physical Therapy: Regain your strength, flexibility, and mobility through targeted exercises, balance training, and gait re-education utilizing innovative techniques and technologies to optimize your recovery.
- Occupational Therapy: Occupational therapy focuses on helping you regain the ability to perform daily activities, such as dressing, grooming, and cooking.
- Speech and Language Therapy: Speech therapy helps patients with communication and swallowing difficulties. Restore and enhance your communication skills, swallowing function, and cognitive abilities with specialized interventions.
- Psychological & Emotional Support: Stroke can often have a significant emotional impact on patients. Psychological therapy aims to address these issues and help patients manage their emotions, improve their coping skills, and build resilience.
- Education and Prevention: Help equip you and your loved ones with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex stroke recovery process, fostering a supportive and informed recovery environment.
- Community Reintegration: Assistance with transitioning back to everyday life, including work, leisure, and social activities.
- Cognitive Therapy: Our cognitive therapists help patients address any issues with memory, attention, or problem-solving skills that may arise after a stroke. This can include exercises to improve memory or attention, as well as strategies to manage any cognitive deficits.
Regain your strength, independence, and confidence with our expertly designed, personalized stroke rehabilitation programs.
WHY CHOOSE INPATIENT REHABILITATION FOR STROKE RECOVERY?
The way Stroke affects an individual varies from patient to patient although at a generalized level most patients suffer from speech and swallow impairment, mobility impairment, depression. The chances of a person’s recovery brighten very well if the patient is given a good recuperative and rehabilitative care. Both these care needs to go hand in hand and this can best be achieved only in a inhouse residential/inpatient center. Such a center typically has a good robust care protocol with clear outcome based monitoring systems and will be designed in a scientific manner to help patients overcome the after effects of stroke.
WHY CHOOSE SUKINO INPATIENT REHABILIATION CENTER?
Our “continuum care” model ensures to provide continuity of care to our patients post-hospitalization by being in constant contact with their primary doctors. We have consistently been achieving the best measurable outcomes for patients with our continuity care plan. This is something that we as an organization stands for and proud of.
At Sukino, we have over the years of experience in treating patients with Stroke ailments come up with a proprietory protocol approach which is unique to individuals and one that incporates the care plans of various disciplines including therapists, nurses, physicians, dietitians and more. Our care is flexible and accommodates the needs of each patient so that optimum results which are clearly measureable are obtained. Our approach includes the treatment plan of the patient’s primary physician and hence there is a continuity of care.
When a patient is admitted in Sukino inpatient care, he can be assured that he will be taken care very well and have a pleasant home like environment with clinical and therapy care provided. This will help the patient to overcome anxieties and will foster collaborative mindset
Our doctors, therapists, nurses and caretakers involve the patient in various:
Physical exercises: We treat every patient with dedicated care and have a personalized plan for physiotherapy for stroke patients.
Cognitive exercises: Our nurses engage patients in various light and creative mental activities which boost the problem-solving ability of the patients.
Technology-assisted exercises: Electrical stimulation of the muscles helps in energizing weak muscles thus enhancing the probability of recuperation in patients.
We provide patients with hygienically prepared food in our continuum centers as per the diet plan advised by their doctors. In adjunct, our operation managers are not only equipped with ins and outs of rehab programs but also well-educated with insurance coverage. Rehabilitation services can vary substantially from one case to another. Amidst all the stroke rehabilitation interventions, patients feel at home with a friendly and caring staff around them.
We, at Sukino, manage the journey of the patient bridging the gap between hospital and home in a seamless and painless manner. At Sukino, we have rehabilitated many post-stroke paralysis patients and helped them managed their daily activities and get their life back to normal. The primary goal of our doctors and nurses team in post-stroke rehabilitation care is to retrain the muscles and nerves of the patients that have sustained injury after the event.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BE AWARE OF ?
Awareness is the key. One has to be aware of the following important measures to help prevent any sudden onset of second stroke.
- Knowledge of the medications and their side effects
- Having specific set-up at home to meet the needs of the patient
- 24/7 monitoring of the survivor routine activities
- Precaution after the stroke and during recovery or rehabilitation
- Following the dietitians recommended diet plan
- Providing the right amount of exercises and physiotherapy
- Regular visits to physician
Post-stroke care is critical for the patients who had recently been attacked. The first three months after the attack is considered to be the golden period for recovery. Survivors who have had one stroke are at high risk of having another one if the treatment programs and plans are not followed systematically, and having this care plan at home is not quite possible.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
The recovery phase of stroke demands a lot of care and attention. Constant monitoring and optimised treatment is the key to recovery when it comes to post stroke care. The recovery phase of each stroke patient is different. For the same reason, treatment for stroke patients is also variable. Sukino focuses on providing the right care and supervision to stroke survivors. Proper rehabilitation plays an important role during post stroke treatment. The post stroke facility involves physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy. Physical therapy helps the patients to regain the use of arms and legs. It helps in preventing muscle stiffness in patients with permanent paralysis. Speech therapy helps in regaining the speaking ability in stroke survivors. Occupational therapy helps patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the basic skills, needed for daily living like getting dressed, combing hair, using bathroom, etc.
These treatment methods are necessary during post stroke surgery along with proper medication and doctor consultation.
Yes. Rehabilitation helps in faster recovery in stroke survivors. Post stroke rehabilitation involves physical, cognitive, and technology-assisted exercises to improve and relearn some basic skills. It also helps in making your lives normal like before.
Yes, Physiotherapy helps the stroke survivors in regaining mobility. It also reduces the chances of a second stroke. Physio for stroke patients involves various activities that start after 24 hours of stroke. Stroke patients are recommended to go through a 45 minutes of physiotherapy at least 5 days a week as it helps in regaining control of their muscles.
The recovery is a stage by stage process when it comes to stroke patients. This is dependent on many factors and differs from person to person. There are different phases in stroke recovery like treatment, rehabilitation, recovery, and eventually the return to community. Every phase demands supervision and care. Aftercare for stroke patients starts from proper medication to providing constant support and understanding while they return to their normal life. The first three months post stroke are important as there are high chances of a second stroke during this period. Sukino professionals take care of the stroke survivors with a systematic treatment program or plan to help them regain their normal lives faster.
A stroke occurs when blood carrying oxygen is unable to get to a certain part of the brain. This damages the brain cells and they can die if left without oxygen even for a few minutes. A stroke requires immediate medical attention and can affect the Circulatory, Muscular, Respiratory, Nervous, and Digestive systems. The most affected parts are the limbs and mouth.
The success of stroke rehabilitation varies depending on several factors, including the severity of the stroke, the individual’s commitment to therapy, and their overall health. However, with adequate therapy, many people make great progress.
A multidisciplinary team of healthcare specialists, including physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, and nurses, is often involved in stroke rehabilitation.
The duration of stroke rehabilitation varies depending on individual factors such as the severity of the stroke, overall health, and progress made. It can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months or more.
Stroke therapy exercises are often intended to be both safe and comfortable. Some activities, however, may cause moderate discomfort or muscular soreness during the process.
Overage for stroke rehabilitation varies depending on the insurance plan. It’s advisable to check with the insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage.
Stroke rehabilitation focuses on reducing stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. It can help lower the risk of future strokes by managing these risk factors. It can also include education on risk factors, lifestyle changes, and efforts to reduce the risk of future strokes.
To maximize the chance for recovery, stroke therapy should ideally begin as soon as the individual’s medical state is stable, which is usually within days or weeks.
The effectiveness of stroke rehabilitation varies depending on individual factors, severity of the stroke, and adherence to the rehabilitation program. However, it has been shown to significantly improve functional outcomes and quality of life for many individuals.
While the goal of stroke rehabilitation is to optimize recovery, the level of functional restoration differs from person to person. Although rehabilitation can increase abilities greatly, total restoration may not always be attainable.
Medications may be prescribed as part of stroke rehabilitation to manage specific symptoms such as muscle spasticity or pain.
No, Stroke therapy is not just about physical recovery. It also targets cognitive and emotional issues, assisting clients in regaining cognitive function and coping with emotional difficulties.
The rate of improvement varies among individuals. Some people will experience substantial improvements in a matter of weeks, while others will take longer. Persistence and patience are required.