What it is
Physiotherapy, conducted by physiotherapists, helps a person return to the highest possible level of physical function. Concentrating primarily on controlled and balanced movement, increased strength and stamina for greater mobility, physiotherapy lays the necessary physical groundwork on which further functional and independence can be developed.
How it works
Role of physiotherapist
The physiotherapist will assess the stroke survivor and plan an appropriate programme to aid the recovery of normal movements. The assessment process is ongoing. Short and long term goals are discussed with the stroke survivor throughout rehabilitation, taking into account previous lifestyles and home environment.