Hemiplegia – Stroke Rehabilitation


What is hemiplegia (stroke / paralysis)?

Table known as hemiplegia or stroke / paralysis; is a syndrome that develops as a result of changes in the cerebral circulation and is characterized by dysfunctions in one half of the body.

What are the causes of hemiplegia (stroke / paralysis)?

Cerebrovascular events may occur due to causes such as tumors, inflammation of the vessels, connective tissue and vascular diseases. The most common causes of hemiplegia tables are brain hemorrhage or impaired blood supply to the brain.

What are the disorders seen in hemiplegic patients?

Although hemiplegia is basically defined as the loss of function in one side of the body, it refers to all clinical findings that occur. These clinical findings are also combined with symptoms such as speech disorder, balance disorder, shoulder problems, visual disturbances, urinary and fecal incontinence, memory problems and sensory loss. The findings appear in different ways depending on the affected vessels of the brain and the way they are affected.

In hemiplegic patients, there may be impairments in perception, motor and sensory functions, speech and mental abilities.

What is done in hemiplegia rehabilitation?

The aim of hemiplegia rehabilitation is to try to gain the patient’s physical, social and economic independence and to maximize their functions. Rehabilitation organized for this purpose is applied by a team of physiotherapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

The return of movements after a cerebrovascular event is closely related to the cause, severity and location of the event. The factors affecting the development of the patient are age, motivation, family and socio-economic level of the patient, specific neurological disorders. Therefore, it is very important to start hemiplegia rehabilitation early.

In hemiplegia rehabilitation;

Electrotherapy methods are applied as well as personal neurophysiological exercise approaches.

Technology is also used in hemiplegia rehabilitation. With robotic rehabilitation systems, correct gait training is given to the patient, while computerized balance systems play an important role in increasing the balance and coordination of the person.

What is done in occupational therapy in hemiplegia rehabilitation?

Ergotherapy, on the other hand, enables the person to adapt to daily life, while the sensory integration training also helps the person gain their functions.

People with brain lesions have difficulty in structuring and organizing information. The patient may not be competent in terms of planning, automatic attention and adaptation to the steps required by the job. Therefore, it is important to evaluate and improve sensory perception functions in people with brain lesions. At this point, again, ergotherapy comes into play.

Hemiplegia patients are treated in the best physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics and reintegrated into society and they make more improvements in daily living activities. Hemiplegia rehabilitation in ROMMER Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center is successfully applied by experienced physiotherapists and occupational therapists with the latest technological approaches.