F.A.S.T.: Face: Does one side of the face droop?
Arms: Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Is the speech slurred or strange?
Time: Call 9-1-1 right away.
We help individuals who have had a stroke recover or improve.
A stroke is a sudden loss of brain function. It’s caused when the blood flow to the brain is interrupted (an ischemic stroke), or there’s a rupture of blood vessels in the brain (a hemorrhagic stroke). This causes brain cells in the affected area to die, resulting in varying degrees of impairment in movement, speech, memory, thinking skills, and swallowing.
We offer assessment, consultation, treatment and education services for adults who have experienced a recent stroke. We help individuals who have had a stroke recover or improve in the following areas:
- Mobility, balance and coordination
- Speech and communication
- Sensation and perception
- Strength and endurance
- Sleep problems
- Cardiac health
What We Do
If you’ve suffered a stroke, you many benefit from therapies to help you to improve:
- Neuro Physiotherapy
- Occupationnal Therapy
- Non invasive Brain Stimulation
- Eye Movment Control Training
- Sleep Managment
- Cognititive Enhansment
For information on how our Recoverix program can help, click here.
We deliver intensive exercise-based therapy that focuses on the principles of Neuro Recovery using Neuro Plasticity. The goal of physiotherapy treatments is to restore, maintain and maximize strength, Our Physiotherapists prescribe personalized therapeutic exercises.
Neurological Physiotherapy focuses on the assessment and treatment of neurological disorders using methods that follow the principles and foundations of both NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) and Bobath approaches. Both approaches use specific hands-on techniques used by physical therapists to enhance the participation and function of adults or children with neurological disorders.
Neurological rehabilitation applies therapeutic handling to influence how the individual’s system responds to sensory stimuli and accordingly influence the quality of the client’s movement. It can be used to reinforce desired movement patterns and/or prevent unwanted or abnormal postures and movements with a focus on balance, strength, flexibility, and movement patterns.
Neurological disorders can affect different people in different ways, therefore our treatment plans and goals are specific to the individual’s needs and current level of ability. To optimize your rehabilitation all visits are spent one on one with your physiotherapist and sessions are generally 90 minutes.
The importance of Nutrition
Science shows us that food is not just energy or calories but information that regulates almost every function of our body. Food is connected to all diseases, including brain disorders. The enteric nervous system contains approximately 100 million neurons, more than either the spinal cord or entire peripheral nervous system. The digestive system has it’s own set of reflexes and acts autonomically, without conscious control of the central nervous system. The Vagus nerve, one of the cranial nerves and the longest nerve of the autonomic nervous system in the human body, carries information from the gut to the brain, and not the other way around. The gut sends signals to the brain, and this can affect our mood and mental wellness.
At The Montreal Neurotherapy Center, we have outlined some simple and effective strategies to improve your gut health, and therefore your physical and mental health. Our functional nutritionists can heal you maximise your recovery.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.
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