19 May Stroke – Recovery, Treatment, and Awareness | Parker University and Synapse: Human Performance Centers Recognize Stroke Awareness Month
Synapse: Human Performance Centers is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of those suffering from a stroke and recognizes that everyone’s recovery and situations are unique. While the team focuses on providing the most state-of-the-art care for its patients, it also gives special recognition to National Stroke Awareness Month throughout May 2022.
Recovery after a stroke should be unique and customized
Once stroke patients are in the recovery stage, Synapse: Human Performance Centers can help them recognize that they are in a position of power and that improvement heavily involves focused, enhanced care and rehabilitation. Just like no two people are exactly the same, there is no stroke recovery that is “one size fits all.” At Synapse: Human Performance Centers, professionals get to know a patient and, as a team, compose an exclusive treatment plan built around the patient’s goals.
Recovery after a stroke begins as your cells start to heal and function again. Once you are in the recovery stage, you are in a position of power. Luckily, your brain can rewire its circuits after a stroke, fostering improved and adapted function. Your brain is the best teammate you will ever have.
Developing the best treatment for strokes
Prompt treatment and neurological rehabilitation optimize the level of your recovery after a stroke. Some patients can regain normal body function within days, but no matter the length of time you take for your unique recovery, it is a journey for you. There is no set time limit on your recovery. Professionals will take it step by step, taking into account how you feel as time goes on. You have the chance to share what you have gone through since your stroke.
The most critical aspect of neurorehabilitation is direct, focused, repetitive practice involving your particular impaired skills. Neurological rehabilitation helps your brain re-learn everyday skills and re-train healthy brain cells. Research using advanced imaging technology shows that functions previously located in damaged areas can move to other brain regions. Training and practice help drive this re-wiring of brain circuits (called neuroplasticity) and teach new ways for you to function. Neuroplasticity is what offers the most grace in your recovery. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy can often increase neuroplasticity, encouraging the brain to work and correct specific areas. Specificity, repetition, intensity, age, transference, and interference all play important roles in enhancing the neuroplasticity you experience.
No matter the length of recovery, rehabilitation and therapy are required. This can help you achieve a favorable long-term outcome and improve your current quality of life.
National Stroke Awareness Month 2022
Synapse: Human Performance Centers’ professionals are excited to meet members of the community who may have suffered from a stroke. The team exists to celebrate patient progress and experience the healing journey with patients. Neuro rehab, including cognitive enhancement, functional movement training, and more, can help with neuroplasticity and enhance recovery. An individually focused post-stroke rehab plan can help, regardless of what a patient has experienced or how long their recovery takes.
Do you think you or a loved one would benefit from the stroke therapy or treatments provided at Synapse: Human Performance Centers? Don’t hesitate to get started! Reach out today for more information and to get the help and healing you deserve. To learn more about National Stroke Awareness Month, go to stroke.org.