What are strokes?
Strokes are also known as cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) and are the equivalent of a heart attack in the brain. The causes are unknown and they are unpredictable in nature.
Strokes commonly affect the elderly, however the number of cases in young adults is on the rise, undoubtedly due to unhealthy lifestyles.
The brain damage resulting from a stroke may be irreparable and may cause significant damage affecting patients’ quality of life.
Rehabilitation should be initiated after a stroke as soon as the patient’s physical state allows it. Rehabilitation produces excellent results, especially in young patients. Remedial gymnastics and strength training are fundamental when the patient’s motor or balance skills have been affected. Patients with impaired speech may learn to talk again with the assistance of a speech therapist.
DomusVi provides therapy specially designed for stroke patients which includes treatment by physiotherapists, speech therapists, doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers in order to reduce its effects in so far as possible and promote the patient’s recovery, while adapting to their everyday life in light of their current state. For every patient, DomusVi thus initiates a comprehensive assessment protocol which is medical, social and family-based in nature in order to provide all of the resources necessary to promote the patient’s recovery.