Stroke Sequels


A cerebrovascular accident is an event resulting in the inability to vascularize part of the brain. This lack of blood supply will create motor and/or cognitive disorders that can be compensated by other brain regions later.

Physiotherapy will make it possible to recover all or part of what the patient has lost and to maintain him as much as possible in his environment.

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Your Paris 9 physiotherapist to treat the after-effects of stroke

Every year, several thousand people suffer from strokes. This brain disease is created by hemorrhage or ischemia of brain tissue. This creates pain in a region of the brain that can cause psychomotor sequelae on half of the body called hemiplegia. This "cerebral attack", which often appears without warning, is a major cause of death in France and one of the main causes of disability.

Rapid medical and physiotherapy care is essential to maximize recovery. From now on, the after-effects and the pains of the patients are relieved by the physiotherapists and the surgery is not necessarily necessary.

  • How do strokes happen?

    A stroke, or stroke, is a medical emergency. It results from the failure of blood circulation in the brain. After the rupture or blockage of a blood vessel, some nerve cells stop working because they are no longer vascularized. This lack of vascularization can lead to the degeneration of these cells. The “death” of these neurons can then leave motor or cognitive sequelae that appear depending on the region of the brain concerned.

    If the area affected is large, there is a greater risk that certain motor or cognitive functions will be affected, hence the loss of certain abilities or paralysis in some people after rupture of an aneurysm, for example. It can also be ischemia due to the presence of a blood clot that blocks the cerebral artery (cerebral thrombosis). Precursor symptoms can alert you such as strong headaches, tingling sensations on one side of the body, spontaneous and sudden muscle weakness of a hemibody or even sudden difficulty in speaking or understanding what you are being told. .

    Rupture of an artery in the brain, which can lead to a stroke, can be facilitated by the presence of aneurysms. An aneurysm is a swelling of a small part of an artery, usually due to weakness in the vessel wall. High blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, or vascular malformation are facilitating factors, and can promote strokes.

  • Physio therapy: treatment for stroke sequelae

    Stroke often leaves sequelae, which can go as far as disability in some adults. Patients will have to learn to speak, walk again, or just relearn the basic gestures of everyday life.

    Our physiotherapist begins by requesting a brain scan, asking you questions about your life, your daily life, in order to know your routine and understand what aspects you will want to recover. Then a motor assessment is carried out in order to define the deficiencies. The work of the physiotherapist will then consist of performing movements to soften the joints, exercises to gain amplitude, neurological motor coordination exercises that stimulate your brain and muscle strengthening in order to relieve pain and regain normal motor skills.

    Psychological follow-up may be necessary: ​​knowing how the disease may have affected you emotionally can help it to accompany you in your progress.

    The rehabilitation of cerebrovascular accidents and the follow-up of a physiotherapist prove to be necessary for the accompaniment of the patient in his resumption of a normal life. Do not hesitate to call us at the cabinet, KinéOParis, or go to our premises in Paris 9.

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