What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is interrupted, often leading to physical and cognitive impairments. Physical therapy assists stroke survivors in regaining strength, balance, coordination, and mobility.

Stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults. Bens Total Wellness Therapy can help relieve the effects of a stroke by working to improve balance, walking, and the use of assistive devices. Common therapies for post-stroke rehabilitation include constraint-induced movement therapy, functional electrical stimulation, motor image, partial body weight support, and neuro therapy techniques, such as biofeedback.

Biofeedback is a type of neurological therapy that helps improve awareness of muscle function and how it may need to be changed. This is done by attaching electrodes to the skin in order to measure muscle activity on a screen. After a stroke, our New Jersey[state] physical therapist can help you regain your functional skills so you can get back to living your life independently.

What will post-stroke rehabilitation look like?

Physical therapy is a vital part of the recovery for anyone who has suffered from a stroke. A thorough evaluation is done in various stages of the rehabilitation process to determine progression in strength, transfers, walking, balance, range of motion, and safety. Our licensed New Jersey[state] physical therapists approach the care of each individual, adapting the best rehabilitative process to each case.

The long-term goal of any stroke rehabilitation plan is to improve physical function. Sometimes, individuals who sustain strokes will have to relearn basic skills, such as walking, dressing, writing, speaking, or eating. At Bens Total Wellness Therapy, our advanced methods and modalities are equipped to help you or your loved one relearn, recover, and reclaim life.