REGAIN INDEPENDENCE WITH COMPREHENSIVE STROKE REHABILITATION
Rehabilitative care in collaboration with scientific technology.
Garner strength. Revive mobility. Regain independent functioning.
Mr. Swamy from West Godavari
Post his treatment at Apollo Hospitals for a heart stroke, Mr. Swamy from West Godavari area in Andhra Pradesh visited ApoKOS to undergo intensive rehabilitation therapy. Having suffered from High BP and heart problems, for as long as he could remember, he did not think he would live for long.
However, with the tremendous and consistent efforts put in by the doctors and caretakers at ApoKOS, he is now capable of taking care of himself without any assistance. Not just that, he is also able to take the stairs confidently now, which used to be a nightmare for him earlier!
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The medical complications a patient suffers after a stroke depends on the part of the brain which was affected and the level of damage caused by the stroke.
Following are a few conditions that require stroke rehabilitation
All acute and recent stroke patients (less than one year post stroke) or greater than one year post stroke are ideal candidates to receive stroke rehabilitation.
- The patient must have a medically confirmed diagnosis of the stroke
- The patient’s vital signs and all medical issues such as excessive shortness of breath, congestive heart failure should be addressed
- The patient’s impairments and acute diseases do not inhibit the rehabilitation process
- All medical investigations are complete or a follow up plan is in place
Minimum level of function:
The stroke patient must demonstrate:
- The stamina to participate in the program.
- Must display sufficient attention.
Must exhibit short-term memory and insight to progress through the program
Based on the patient’s age, overall health, minimum tolerance level of the rehabilitation program, degree of disability and behavioural issues the doctor will recommend if the patient is eligible for stroke rehabilitation.
After hospitalization for a stroke, patient has problems with speech, physical and mental functions. In such cases rehabilitation programs are critical in helping patients regain lost skills, relearn tasks and work to be independent again. However, the best time to admit a stroke patient into a rehabilitation program is after they are discharged from the hospital. The factors include the following.
- The extent of the brain injury
- The stroke survivor’s attitude
- The severity and unique characteristics of the physical problems caused by the stroke
- The presence of other medical conditions such as arthritis, kidney or heart disease
- When the patient is able to gradually follow commands
While rehabilitation is a must for a patient after a stroke, many patients and their families prefer inpatient care. Inpatient care is better as the patient lives in the rehabilitation facility on a residential basis. Inpatient care can help a patient heal faster due to various reasons such as:
- Feeling like part of a community of recovery
- Rehab supervision by experts
- 24*7 Nursing care
- Specialised quality of care
- Customized treatment plans
- 24*7 Medical supervision
- 64 bedded inpatient rehabilitation centre
- Goal-oriented treatment plan
- Comprehensive rehabilitation
- Tracheostomy care
- Recovery under specialised doctors
- Dedicated nursing care
- Round-the-clock medical supervision
Our comprehensive rehabilitation team at ApoKOS caters to every requirement for your health conditions. The entire team works in a holistic manner to regain maximum independence of the patient. Our approach towards a patient’s recovery is aimed at creating a goal oriented plan where the patient and the families feel motivated with the progress that the patient is achieving. All the patients are under constant medical supervision of our doctors, who also specialise in tracheostomy care. Round-the-clock supervision along with emergency assistance is provided by our trained nurses. Our nurses are also equipped in performing hands-on-care such as checking vitals, helping patients in performing independent CIC along with tracheostomy, patient hygiene and in demonstrating effective oral and written communication skills to develop a rapport with the patients.
Our aim is to restore physical and mental health of the patients, to help them regain independent mobility, and resume their former daily activities. The treatments offered to the patients during rehabilitation are as follows:
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Swallow Therapy
- Robotics Technology
- Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy
- Bladder and Bowel Training
This is also known as rehab physiotherapy. It involves traditional rehabilitation methods along with cutting edge therapeutic approaches such as Manual Therapy, Geriatric Rehabilitation, Paediatric Rehabilitation, Cardio-pulmonary Rehabilitation, Robotics Technology, Neuromuscular Re-education Techniques, and Neuromuscular Pain Management with Electrotherapeutic Therapy. It comprises of a wide range of physical exercises that aims at regaining strength, balance and independence.
This therapy aims at promoting health and wellbeing through regular conduction of occupational activities. The patient is given simple tasks to perform, to gradually regain their ability to function independently. Occupational therapy entails:
- individualised assessment of the current situation
- intervention to ensure that the patients achieve the goals identified by the therapist
- regular evaluation to keep track of the progress made by the patient
Speech and Swallow Therapy:
This therapy is conducted by speech-language pathologists and is aimed at revival of the patient’s speech, understanding, voice coordination, and swallowing patterns. This therapy involves:
- Language therapy
- Non-vocal communication therapy
- Swallowing therapy and training
- Voice training
- Speech impairment
- Fluency development
- Cognitive training for understanding communicative patterns
To ensure proper rehabilitation, it is vital to conduct processes with the support of modern robotic technology that helps the patient regain balance and mobility.
- EKSO: This is a wearable suit that boosts strength, stamina, and mobility. Ekso is used to assist standing and gait training.
- ERIGO: This instrument is also used to assist standing, but for a more severely impaired and bed-ridden patient. Erigo entails gradual ‘verticalisation’ of the body with the support of passive robotic mobilisation.
- ARMEO POWER: Armeo helps the patient gradually move their limbs and regain ability to function as independently as possible.
- BALANCE MASTER: This instrument helps the patient stand up and train to develop a balanced posture. With this, the patient can gradually re-learn to walk and move around.
Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy:
Surviving stroke leads to side effects like loss of cognitive abilities, mood swings, anxiety, and inability to interact with other people. Cognitive and behaviour therapy is a psychosocial method used to rectify the disorders in the patient.
The method involves:
- Psychosocial assessment of the patient by a physician
- Skill acquisition of the patient, identified by the therapist
- Application training that requires the patient to exercise their behavioural skills
- Stress reduction procedures
- Cognitive processing therapy
- Relaxation training
- Dialectical behaviour therapy
Bladder and Bowel Training:
After revaluation of the patients, they are trained to perform independent, clean and intermittent CIC catheterization.
We also specialize in providing tube feeding care and tracheostomy care to our stroke patients.
Garner strength. Revive mobility. Regain independent functioning.