Types of Stroke

There are 2 main types of Stroke.

Ischaemic strokes

Ischaemic strokes are the most common type accounting for 80 per cent of cases. The artery is blocked by a blood clot, which interrupts the brain's blood supply.

Haemorrhagic stroke

In around 20 per cent of cases, strokes are caused by blood vessels in or around the brain rupturing and causing bleeding, or a haemorrhage. The build-up of blood presses on the brain, damaging its delicate tissue. Meanwhile, other brain cells in the area are starved of blood and damaged.

Strokes occur in the brain

Stroke Survivor?

Being a stroke survivor can be very debilitating. Usually a stroke affects one ofStroke Sufferer the two side of the brain, and each part of the brain controls the opposite side of the body: Thus a stroke on left side of brain will affect the right side of the body and visa versa.

How do you treat a stroke?

There are many stroke therapies and methods of stroke rehabilitation available; your medical advisor or physiotherapist will advise you of these. Mirror box therapy provides a form of self-physiotherapy

Find out more about how Mirror Box Therapy can help provide Stroke Rehabilitation Exercises



Stroke Recovery Exercises

Using a mirror box is easy, by placing the injured limb (hand or foot) in the box and your uninjured limb in front of the mirror. Then using BOTH limbs begin to do the gentle symmetrical exercises that your physiotherapist has suggested for you.

LOOK at the mirror and note the mirror image of your good extremity moving normally.

Nirror Box for Stroke Rehabilitation

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