Strokes can be life-changing, but with hard work and a positive attitude, recovery is very much possible. That’s why it’s important to know what to expect on your road to recovery. You can find exceptional stroke rehabilitation on Long Island at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Long Island, and be on your way to recovery.

Effects of Stroke: Depending on what part of the brain the stroke effects, the body is impacted differently.

  • Right Brain: When the right brain is affected, the patient is prone to experience complications on the left side of the body (paralysis, vision problems).
  • Left Brain:  When the left brain is affected, the patient may experience issues primarily on the right side of the body
  • Brain Stem: Can affect both sides of the body and is typically more severe.
  • Any stroke: Can cause memory loss, balance problems, and speech impairment.

What you should know:

If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, it is important that you are aware of all possible symptoms that one may experience post-stroke. There are several things that you should be aware of in terms of recovery in order to maximize your rehabilitation process.

These include:

  • While many gains in recovery occur in the initial 3-4 months after the stroke, many gains can occur over the following 1-2 years.
  • Stroke survivors are at an elevated risk of suffering another stroke; therefore, prevention is crucial:
    • Consume healthy foods
    • Exercise to the extent of your ability
    • Do not smoke
  • Take precautionary measures to avoid post-stroke falls, and if one does happen, treat it seriously by seeking medical care.
  • Rehabilitation therapies are crucial to getting your pre-stroke abilities back in the time following a stroke.

How We Can Help:

If you or a loved one has recently suffered a stroke, you should immediately be seeking stroke rehabilitation. Our team at Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialize in stroke rehabilitation on Long Island, we will create a personalized treatment plan that focuses on restoring your overall health.

Our team includes highly skilled physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists, all of whom are ready to assist you in setting and achieving your goals after your stroke.

Contact Us:

If you or a loved one is seeking stroke rehabilitation on Long Island, don’t hesitate to contact us today to get started on the road to recovery.