Stroke is the second most cause of death in India and around the world. There have been more than 1.4 million cases of stroke in a year among which around 100,000 to 110,000 case are from Mumbai. Death due to stroke is higher because of both, the changing population exposure to risk factor and not able to afford the high cost of stroke care. Majority of stroke survivors continue to live with disabilities and costs of on-going rehabilitation and long term care are largely undertaken by family members, which impoverish their families.
ReLiva's In-Patient Stroke & Paralysis Rehab center at Sapphire Hospital, Kalwa in Thane caters to patients from across Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.
Rehab after stroke or paralysis should be done wisely for maximum benefit, and at an inpatient stroke & paralysis rehabilitation facility if possible. IPD Rehab is known to offer better care and have better outcomes for stroke patients. To give a complete and holistic care to stroke survivor, ReLiva have come up with a multidisciplinary In-Patient Stroke & Paralysis Rehab center at Sapphire Hospital, Kalwa in Thane, Mumbai.
Mumbai center for complete care for stroke & paralysis patients has been introduced by ReLiva Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation. This rehab clinic at Sapphire Hospital, Kalwa in Thane caters to patients from across Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.
ReLiva's Inpatient rehab facility typically takes a team approach, with therapists meeting to discuss patient care. The patient is able to participate in three hours of therapy every day and is cared for by a team of medical professionals. This complete In-Patient Rehab Center focuses on a holistic way of caring for stroke patient. It typically includes:
a. It is a well-equipped 110 bed hospitals with 15 beds dedicated completely for stroke survivors.
b. Well Equipped Gym specially designed for stroke patient.
c. Experienced team of Physiotherapist and Occupational therapist available round the clock for well designed rehab protocol.
d. 24X7 nursing care available with daily visit by a physician.
e. Extended Care by Speech Therapist, Psychologist.
f. Continued care, after discharge through home visit network.
g. Daily 3 hours of well planned stroke rehab for patients.
h. Followed by fun activities to indulge in active living at the facility.
ReLiva’s Stroke & Paralysis Rehab Center is established with a mission to enhance the overall quality of lives of all those who require care and a stepping stone towards leading a normal life again by minimising the aftermath of Stroke incident.
Treatment and Recovery after Stroke
Neurological conditions affect all ages and people. We come across many such people and think that they will hardly be able to restore their normal functions anymore.
Neurological conditions would include:
Updated on 28 Sep, 2018
Just Experienced Stroke?
If you just experienced a stroke, you are most likely scared and confused. Some of the questions you have may include: “Why did I have a stroke?”; “What kind of stroke treatment is available?”; and “What kind of rehabilitation do I need?”.
Your experiences will vary depending on where in your brain the stroke occurred and the type of stroke. Learn more about stroke, risks, types of treatment and rehabilitation, and recovery for your specific post-stroke challenges.
What is Stroke?
Also referred as “ Brain Attacks” or CVA (Cerebro Vascular Accident); Stroke is loss of brain function due to a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain.
This disturbance is caused by either Ischemia (lack of blood flow) or Haemorrhage ( rupture of blood vessels). Ischemia can be caused because of thrombosis (blood clot) blocking the flow of blood to brain and accounts to 80% of stroke cases.
Stroke and Ischemic heart disease together form the most lethal disease in India, causing long lasting brain damage and debilitating disabilities among those who survive
Why did I have a Stroke?
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. There are many factors that may contribute to having a stroke.
Risk Factors that can cause Stroke
Stroke is preventable with manageable risk factors such as
- Cigarette Smoking,
- High Alcohol Consumption,
- Sedentary lifestyle,
- Obesity and
- high cholesterol.
But there are certain non-modifiable risk factors such as Aging, Gender (males more affected than females) and Cardiac disease.
The cause of some strokes is never known. The good news is that strokes can be treated and prevented.
How do I know? Signs & Symptoms of Stroke
Symptoms usually appear suddenly, over seconds to minutes and symptoms depending upon the area of the brain affected. Following are some of the main symptoms:
- Hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body including face)
- Numbness and Loss of sensations in the affected side of the body
- Altered smell, taste, hearing or vision, difficulty in swallowing and speech
- Balance problems, altered walking pattern and activity of daily living such as eating, dressing, mobility etc. get affected
What is the treatment for Stroke?
Immediate treatment can help minimize effects of stroke and improve recovery outcomes. Since stroke is a medical emergency, Rush the affected person to a medical facility.
- The first line of treatment is Thrombolysis ( breaking the clot down) or Thrombectomy (removal of the clot by surgery).
- After the hospital discharge, a sustained Rehabilitation is required to resume lost body functions.
Stroke affects everybody differently. Many stroke survivors continue to improve over a long time, sometimes over a number of years. Recovery from stroke involves making changes in the physical, social and, emotional aspects of your life.
Rehabilitation is about getting back to normal life and living as independent a life as possible. It involves taking an active approach to ensure that your life goes on. This can mean learning new skills or relearning old ones. It may involve adapting to new limitations and post-stroke conditions. Or it can mean finding new social, emotional, and practical support to live your best life post-stroke.
With good care and rehabilitation, there is life after stroke.
Stroke Rehabilitation Programme
It is a process to help the stroke affected people to return back to normal life as much as possible by regaining & relearning the skills of everyday living. Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and Speech therapy - together form the cornerstones of the Rehabilitation process for such people.
How can Physiotherapy help in Stroke Rehabilitation?
- Physiotherapist focuses on educating the patient and family members about the condition, improving the joint range and strength by performing exercises & relearning functional tasks such as bed mobility, transfers, walking etc.
- Physiotherapist also works with patient to improve awareness and use of hemiplegic side with use of various neurological methods such as NDT/BOBATH.
- Advanced Physiotherapy setups like those of ReLiva also offer novel non-invasive rehabilitation methods like Mirror therapy/ Motor Imagery etc.
- Stroke also reduces general fitness thus a Cardiorespiratory Training under the supervision of a trained physiotherapist can improve the walking speed, tolerance & independence during walking.
Stroke Rehabilitation should be started as quickly as possible and can last anywhere from few months to over a year. Early recovery and rehabilitation can improve functions and sometimes result into remarkable recoveries for someone who suffered a stroke. Maximum return of function can be achieved/seen in the very first few months after the stroke incidence, so it is advisable - “Sooner the Better”