You have the greatest chance of regaining your abilities during the first few months after stroke. So it is important to start rehab soon after a stroke and do a little every day.
A team of professionals may include doctors, nurses, and rehabilitation therapists such as:
Physical therapist - to work on problems with movement, balance, and coordination.
Occupational therapist - to help you practice eating, bathing, dressing, and writing, and other daily tasks.
Speech-language therapist - to help you relearn language skills and also help if you have problems with swallowing.
Some people do have permanent problems after a stroke. But more than half of people who have a stroke regain their ability to take care of themselves.
The road to recovery can be long and frustrating. The professionals at Montrose Health Center are here to help.