Stroke physical therapy and rehabilitation in Allison Park, PA

Stroke Physical Therapy

If you or someone you love has suffered from a stroke, you understand the devastating impact it can have on quality of life and the ability to carry out the activities of daily living. Since a stroke affects the brain, the results can have an impact on nearly every basic function, from motor skills to speech. 

The good news is that, with proper physical therapy and rehabilitation, much of the lost functioning caused by a stroke can be regained. At our locations, including our clinic right in Allison Park, Pennsylvania, Panther Physical Therapy can provide stroke physical therapy and rehabilitation to stroke survivors looking to accomplish a wide range of wellness goals. 

Read on for more information about what to expect when you seek physical therapy treatment for a stroke. 

How can a physical therapist treat the effects of a stroke?

In the aftermath of a stroke, it is critical to begin the rehabilitation process as soon as possible. Even if functioning has been lost in part of the body, a physical therapist can help prevent muscles from breaking down. This can help patients regain functioning more effectively further on in the treatment process. A physical therapist can help patients relearn lost functioning with some of the following methods: 

  • Constraint-induced movement therapy to increase use of an affected upper limb
  • Functional electrical stimulation to help the nervous system and promote body movement
  • Partial body weight support that uses a device to help people relearn movements
  • Neuro therapy like biofeedback to relearn brain body connection

Like any form of physical therapy, stroke physical therapy may require some trial and error to find the right combination of methods. This is why it’s important to find a therapist you are comfortable with and can communicate and collaborate with on the progress of your treatment. 

The compassionate experts at Panther Physical Therapy

Patients who come to us for stroke physical therapy in Allison Park can put themselves in the hands of experts who deliver exceptional and compassionate care. We understand that stroke survivors deserve the highest level of treatment and strive to take the extra step needed for truly personalized treatment. 

Start your therapeutic journey with us today and schedule your initial appointment when you contact one of our representatives.