A stroke happens when the blood supply to a certain area of your brain reduces suddenly, usually due to either a blood clot or a bleed. Without blood flow, your brain can’t get the oxygen and nutrients it needs. This causes your brain cells to die and the affected area of your brain may suffer permanent damage.
For most people, a stroke affects their movement, typically down one side of their body. Your vision, speech, memory, thinking and balance may also be affected.
At Valens Care, we have extensive experience in providing care to individuals after strokes. We address common challenges associated with stroke recovery, such as:
- Muscle weakness in arms or legs
- Tight muscles
- Shoulder pain
- Nerve pain
- Swallowing difficulties
- Altered sensations
- Cognitive issues
- Bowel and bladder control issues