A stroke is caused by interruption of the blood flow to the brain, either by a clot or a bleed. This causes damage to a small or large area of brain tissue and subsequent loss of function in speech, cognition, memory, vision, sensation or physical ability. The amount and type of damage depends on the blood vessel involved.
Early care in a hospital setting is important to minimise damage and help reduce the risk of having further strokes.
After this early care, recovery from stroke can continue. This is the rehabilitation phase, which is where Sharp Neurological Physiotherapy can help.