Rehabilitation After Stroke: Aquatic Therapy Improves Pain, Mobility, and Balance

Joe received aquatic therapy while an inpatient at Helen Hayes Hospital. He suffered a stroke that left the right side of his body weak, uncoordinated, and in pain. The buoyancy and warm water (92 degrees) allowed him to relax tense muscles and move safer and easier than he could on land. He received hands on techniques to release tight muscles, and he participated in Water Tai chi (known as Ai Chi) to improve balance, joint range of motion, and relaxation.

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Hemiparesis Living Care, Rehabilitation Recovery, Safety: Includes Care for living with : One Side Partial Paralysis or Muscle Weakness, Footdrop or Spasticity resulting from Head Injury or Stroke
Home Care and Safety, Rehabilitation exercises,associated conditions, problem areas, treatment options, behavioral, emotional consequences, realistic goals, future expectations, resources, brain training and safety practices are covered. Safety and care at home of those affected is the primary focus. This book compiles researching current health care practices emphasizing safety with reviewing valuable lessons learned and studied in over 30 years since the author 'awoke' from a coma, revealing his own partial paralysis or hemiparesis and beginning the road back through rehabilitation and subsequent successful life an an engineer and self growth author