Rehabilitation after a stroke
Robert came to H2O Physio for rehabilitation after suffering from a stroke in January.
Following a stroke that weakened his left side, Robert was left unable to walk. After some specialist neuro physiotherapy, he was able to walk for about three minutes with the use of a stick.
The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help relearn skills, such as mobility, which are lost when the stroke affects part of the brain.
Many people have problems with co-ordination and balance so training in the underwater treadmill is ideal. The water acts as a giant cushion, supporting weak limbs and helping the patient to feel more confident. This results in a more effective workout that in turn contributes to a quicker recovery.
Robert is now able to walk longer distances, without a stick. He feels a lot better and has much more energy.