A stroke occurs due to an acute circulatory disorder of the brain. Causes are usually vascular calcification or blood clots from the heart. Due to typical vascular risk factors such as elevated blood pressure, abnormal blood lipids, high blood sugar, smoking or lack of exercise, strokes usually only occur at an older age and are the most common cause of permanent neurological disability. However, young people can also become victim of strokes, e.g. due to cardiac diseases, injuries to the brain supplying arteries or rare genetic diseases.
Consequences of a stroke are often fatal. Type and extent of the consequences of a stroke depend on the location and severity of the brain damage. It often comes to emotional disorders, spastic movement restrictions and paralysis as well as speech and language disorders. These consequential damages have an enormous influence on the quality of life of those affected. Activities such as using public transport or buying a ticket at a vending machine are often not possible anymore, even after 8 weeks of hospital and rehabilitation treatment. Therefore, it is all the more important that the therapy is continued in an ambulatory setting. However, with a strong focus on mastering day-to-day activities.
Neurologica, in cooperation with the med. Rücken-Center, designed a multi-professional treatment concept “Stroke aftercare compact”, with which an improvement in functionality and mobility in spastic paralysis and movement restrictions can be achieved.