Ask the Therapist Your Stroke Questions

Many times patients and caregivers have questions about stroke rehabilitation. Get your stroke questions answered here! Maybe you have already been discharged from therapy and do not have access to a rehabilitation therapist. Maybe you want to get a therapist's opinion. Maybe you could not afford therapy in the first place and are looking for rehab information. As an occupational therapist with over 13 years of experience in stroke rehabilitation, I am able to answer your questions or find the answer from other therapists and sources.

Submit your questions below regarding stroke rehabilitation. Any questions that are duplicated will not be answered twice. Please check the tabs on the left side of the page to see if there are topics that cover your question. I personally recommend viewing the questions below, searching this website, and reviewing the resources and stroke rehab exercises tabs prior to submitting a question as you may find your question has already been answered. Thank you for your help with this as it can be very time consuming answering questions especially those that are asked repeatedly. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please feel free to submit your question! If I do not have the answer you need, I will try to direct you to resources where you can get an answer.

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Submit your stroke rehab related questions, and a rehab therapist will provide you with answers or site sources where you can find answers. Please note that answers provided on this website are for informational purposes only and are not professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or care, nor are intended to be a substitute. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider concerning questions you have regarding your health or a loved one's health concerns.

Please Read: Before asking your question, please search the questions below or enter a search term in the search box in the top right corner to see if a question similar to yours has already been answered. You can also visit the stroke blog page to find recent updates and questions added to my website. This way I can avoid answering the same questions repeatedly. Thanks!

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Stroke Recovery 
Question : Can anyone explain about AVERT () AVERT- Phase1 AVERT- Phase II AVERT- Phase III What's the difference between these? Answer: …

Spasticity and Stroke 
Question : My mother suffered a right CVA about a year and half ago with left sided weakness. Her left arm is very spastic and non functional. She has …

Emotional and Mental Issues After Stroke 
Question : My husband, Bill, spent 3 days in the hospital for a stroke. He has recovered wonderfully physically. However, he does not want to visit …

Speech Therapy and Stroke 
:Question: I had a stroke 7 years ago and I'm having problems in communicating. My speech is terrible and I'm looking for some exercising to do online …

Memory Issues After Stroke 
Question My husband is 44 yrs old and suffered a large stroke on the right side of his brain. He is physically okay and long term memory is pretty good. …

Foot Pain After Stroke 
Question : I had a stroke in 2006 (CVA l hemiplegia) my left side still weak and thinner. I limp which now I accept. The problem is even on a sunny day …

Problem with Cold 
Question : Had a mini stroke 3 months ago! Left side affected. All came back pretty good but noticed in cold weather it's difficult to use hand .. and …

Flaccid Paralysis Treatment in Stroke 
Question : What is "quick stretch" exactly? Is it what it sounds like .... Quickly stretching a muscle? Answer : Quick stretch is used in stroke …

Shoulder Subluxation After Stroke 
Question : Is it safe or contraindicated to have a person 10 years post stroke with shoulder subluxation engage in weight training with a personal trainer? …

Vision Problems and Therapy After Stroke 
Question : What exercises must be done if the eye sticks out a little bit out stroke and does not close fully? Answer : I would recommend seeing …

Stroke Hand Rehab 
Question : My 87 year old mother had a severe stroke 10 months ago that left her completely paralyzed on her left side. She experiences a lot of pain …

Difficulty Swallowing 
Question : My mother had acute stroke 2 months ago. She has thrush in her mouth and is refusing to eat. She has experienced small type stroke on her …

Hopelessness After Stroke 
Question : My right hand is still paralyzed after 3 years of my stroke, the arm doesn't move well and the hand doesn't move at all. What can I can do? …

Brain Training 
Question : What kind of therapy is designed to help someone who had a stroke and has cognitive impairment...speech, occupational or physical? Or am I …

Equipment for Stroke Patients 
Question : I'd like to buy some home equipment for stroke patients. Please tell me where to order online or to buy (I live in Orange County, California). …

Mood swings for two weeks Not rated yet
Question : Two and a half years ago my wife of 36 had a bleed on the left side. While in the ER she had another one but much smaller on the right side. …

Symptoms getting worse since Stroke? Not rated yet
Question : My husband, currently age 43, had a large ischemic stroke on the left side of his brain 2 years ago tomorrow. He suffers from short term …

Recognizing loved ones after a massive brain bleed  Not rated yet
Question : A friend of mine suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke 3 weeks ago. They performed surgery, and she was in a medically induced coma for 10 …

Sleeping Disorders After Stroke Not rated yet
Question : How does a CPAP machine help? Answer : CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure, and a CPAP machine is used to help a person …

Flying After Stroke Not rated yet
Question : A year ago, my husband had an ischemic stroke on his left side which affected his right side. He is now walking, driving, using his right …

Balance Problems Not rated yet
Question : How can he attain balance? Is there any device for that? I am in the Philippines. Answer: One should see their physical and occupational …

Massage After Stroke Not rated yet
Question: What kind of massage for a recent L CVA with R hemiplegia/ synergistic pattern to increase strength, movement ,coordination in scapular area? …

Loss of Sensation Not rated yet
Question How can you give sensory re-education to the legs at home? Answer : Sensory re-education techniques are more often used for the hands, …

Bladder Incontinence Not rated yet
Question : My father attacked with stroke and currently not in control of urine.He says he doesn't know the urine is coming until it comes. Answer …

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Denial After Stroke Not rated yet
Question : My husband has paralysis on the left of his body. He denies this and keeps thinking he can come home as he is ok. Every day I have to tell …

Stroke Fatigue Not rated yet
Question : Last April, I had 3 strokes. I have all my faculties with the exception that I feel good for a day or two then it's like the bottom falls …

Insurance and Medicare Reimbursement Not rated yet
Question : Obviously there is immense help for stroke survivors who have enormous funds to spend: Hyperbaric oxygen Stem cell Extensive physical …

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Some other websites that provide answer to patient's questions about stroke include:

www.caring.com/ask/stroke-questions - questions about stroke with expert answers

www.justanswer.com - questions about stroke with expert answers

www.asktheneurologist.com/forum.html - forum where questions can be asked of experts or patients with similar conditions.



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