A stroke is caused when there is a lack of blood supply from an artery to an area in the brain. An ischemic stroke is when there is a lack of blood supply to an area in the brain from a clot or blockage in the artery. A hemorrhagic stroke is when an artery within the brain bursts due to a weakened artery wall. A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is when there is a lack of blood flow to an area in the brain for a short period of time.
The deficits or impairments that someone can present with following a stroke can range from mild to severe, depending on the type of stroke and where in the brain the stroke occurred. Individuals following a stroke may experience visual deficits, cognitive impairments, weakness in their arms and/or legs, impaired balance, deficits in sensation, and impaired coordination.
Our therapists are highly trained in identifying and addressing these deficits through individualized interventions. Working with our skilled therapy team is key in recovery following a stroke to maximize your independence in your daily life.