Your stroke motor therapy at Circle will be overseen by our physiotherapist and occupational therapist. After assessing the extent of any loss of function, a comprehensive rehabilitation programme will be created, tailored specifically to you.
Everybody recovers from a stroke in a different way, so we are completely committed to providing individualised care.
Our Circle physiotherapy team will help you to maintain function in your body through the use of treatments such as exercise, deep massage and therapeutic machines.
Experts in the function and movement of the body, they will help ensure your muscles are exercised, even where you have little to no feeling in them.
Muscles that are not exercised can end up permanently shortening, a real risk for a stroke patient suffering loss of sensation or functional movement.
Our occupational therapist will help you as you adapt to any loss of mobility, showing you how to learn and develop new skills in order to carry out everyday tasks and activities.
State of the art equipment for stroke rehabilitation
Some of the technology and equipment that may be used by our physiotherapist or occupational therapist include:
Being able to gradually build up your capacity to walk again is a big achievement towards regaining independence following a stroke.
As well as traditional treadmills, we are also able to offer:
- AlterG anti-gravity treadmill: driven by technology from NASA, this can help to shorten recovery time, improve mobility and reduce injury.
- Hydro Physio: this is a walk-in unit with an integrated treadmill which can be filled with water from calf- to shoulder-height. The buoyancy of the water helps to cushion weak muscles and reduce the load on painful or weak joints. If you are unsteady on your feet, this is a safe way for you to regain muscle strength in your legs and to gain confidence in standing and moving again.
From free weights to exercise bikes, we have a range of functional equipment that can help you with your stroke motor therapy.
Combining neuroscience and technology, this state-of-the-art equipment can help with both upper and lower limb rehabilitation.
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)
This advanced technology can be beneficial for upper limb and shoulder rehabilitation. It applies a small electrical charge to muscles that have become weakened or paralysed due to a stroke. This electrical charge stimulates the muscle, leading to movement.