Having a stroke is a sudden and shocking experience. Whilst in hospital, people who have had strokes usually get treatment from neurological physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. Treatment is most effective when delivered in stroke units.
However, with the pressure on hospital beds, people will often get an early supported discharge with treatment continuing at home. Rehabilitation at home in this way should be a continuation of the stroke rehabilitation done in hospital. Unfortunately, there are often gaps in the provision of service. Delays are common, reducing the intensity of treatment and therefore optimum recovery.
At heads up! we often step in where there is a delay in out-patient treatment provision. Our highly trained and skilled specialist neurological physiotherapists provide hands on treatment along with giving information, advice, support and encouragement. We work alongside community NHS stroke teams, a combined approach which is supported by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists to ensure the best possible recovery.
To find out how heads up! can support your home rehabilitation please get in touch with the team.