Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood/oxygen it needs, so it and brain cells die. Stroke can be caused either by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain (ischemic stroke) or by a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). A TIA (transient ischemic attack), or “mini-stroke”, is caused by a temporary clot.
Your life can change in an instant after a stroke, but good quality rehabilitation is key for recovery. Shore Points Physical Therapists work alongside the patient/family, physicians, physiatrists, prosthetists, and caregivers to provide a collaborative team approach for the best quality care.
Our facility is equipped with many pieces of equipment to address these deficits, including but not limited to upper and lower extremity weight machines, treadmill, recumbent bicycle, upright bicycle, upper extremity bicycle, parallel bars, stairs, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation.
To learn more about how we can help, call or visit us today.
For more information on stroke visit: https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke