Stroke is the most common disease among people older than 40 years, which in 80% of cases leads to partial or complete loss of mobility and thus functionality. Great, and the percentage of mortality in such cases.
However, if timely and properly implemented rehabilitation very high probability of complete recovery of all or most of the lost functions of the organism. The use of osteopathy in post-stroke rehabilitation program allows most patients to begin full-fledged life.
When life stops
The main characteristic of a stroke is severe disturbance of blood supply to the meninges. This is due to the emergence of a number of irreversible changes (anatomical, psycho-emotional, functional).
- Immobility, paralysis, paresis.
- Impairment or loss of speech, hearing, vision, memory.
- Dysfunction of the vestibular system (disorientation, lack of ability to recognize surrounding objects, and the correct form of the action, the lack of coordination of movements).
In the provision of unskilled and delayed care stroke is often complicated by the development of pneumonia, dysfunction of the pelvic organs, thrombosis of the lower extremities, dementia, pressure sores. That is why it is so important and conduct activities for the prevention of primary and recurrent strokes among patients at risk, as well as a full-fledged post-stroke rehabilitation.
The most common causes of disorders of cerebral circulation are:
- Rupture of blood vessels.
These problems usually occur in people who have certain spinal injuries, malignant tumors or dysfunctions of the internal organs, the consequence of which is a change in the patency of blood vessels or reduced blood supply to the body as a whole.
Often the prerequisites for the emergence of the strokes of injury are the cervical and lumbar spine (including birth injuries), low back pain these departments, congenital or acquired scoliosis changes musculoskeletal, head injury, internal injuries, trauma or dysfunction of the upper and lower extremities. The therapeutic measures with the use of osteopathic techniques in the presence of the above problems the patient is a necessary measure to protect not only health, but life.
Osteoplastica – effective method of dealing with stroke and its consequences
The earliest possible start of rehabilitation therapy with the use of soft osteopathic techniques can significantly increase the chances of full rehabilitation of patients who suffered a stroke. Even if due to the person with Alzheimer’s completely lost ability to move, osteopathy, through gentle manual treatment that helps to gradually return to him first, the mobility of individual segments of the body and then completely restore motor skills. Maximum results in such cases is a combination of different types of therapy: physiotherapy, osteopathy, physical therapy, drug treatment.
In the first place, all the doctors ‘ efforts aimed at the restoration of reflex activity and sensitivity. The rehabilitation includes work with the psycho-emotional state of the patient.
Rehabilitation program for patients who have suffered from a stroke, necessarily involves the use of such osteopathic techniques:
- Visceral manipulation to restore the functions of internal organs, fascia, and muscles surrounding them.
- Articulatory techniques to eliminate muscle spasm of the facial part of the skull, involved in the formation of speech functions.
- Myofascial releasing for spasms at the level of tissues and muscles, eliminating stress, relaxation and restoration of normal blood supply.
- Craniosacral techniques to normalize the craniosacral rhythm of the body and cerebral circulation and neural regulation at the level of meninges.
The use of osteopathic correction and improvement methods allows you to effectively and without side effects to restore the normal condition of stroke patients. Through a variety of diagnostic tools it has been proven that osteopathic techniques help to normalize the condition of the vessels and nerves, to enhance brain activity and motor activity.
The combination of techniques drawn from osteopathy with manual therapy techniques, taking into account revitalizing the foundations of reflexology, biodynamic and other Wellness techniques help to speed the rehabilitation and to achieve the fullest possible recovery of the lost functionality in patients with stroke. Osteoplastica significantly expands the possibilities of osteopathic correction and introduces more effective techniques for working with disorders caused by strokes.