“No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right”.

-Kirk Douglas

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Stroke Management/Rehabilitation[1]

The role of OT in a stroke client starts from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)[2] and continues until the client is fully independent in every aspect of well being. Occupational Therapist helps stroke clients through various stroke stages (disease process), which also depends on care settings where the clients receive service. Regardless of the careContinue reading “The Role of Occupational Therapy in Stroke Management/Rehabilitation[1]”

Management and Rehabilitation of Stroke Across Care Settings Through Interdisciplinary Approach.[1]

Individualized comprehensive assessment and plan of care but a collaborative, holistic, and interactive approach of the interdisciplinary team is the uniqueness of stroke management and rehabilitation. This multidisciplinary team in the various care settings may include the patient, family members/primary caregiver, physician(MD), nurse, physical therapist(PT), occupational therapist(OT), a speech-language pathologist(SLP), social worker(MSW), and orthotist. TheContinue reading “Management and Rehabilitation of Stroke Across Care Settings Through Interdisciplinary Approach.[1]”

Stroke Epidemiology

Stroke[1] is a death of brain cells caused by vascular etiology with clinical symptoms (Cerebral Vascular Accident) or without the presence of clinical signs (Transient Ischemic Attack). There are two types of stroke[2] [3]: 1) Ischaemic Stroke; where obstruction of blood supply to the brain causes hypoxia and hypoglycemia, which leads to the death ofContinue reading “Stroke Epidemiology”

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