CVA / Stroke / TIA (Cerebrovascular Accident)

The sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain. A CVA is also referred to as a stroke. Symptoms include weakness or paralysis of one side of the body with partial or complete loss of voluntary movement or sensation in a leg or arm. There can be speech problems, weak face muscles, numbness or tingling. A stroke can affect balance, vision, swallowing and breathing.

Potential treatments include: restoration of movement of weakened arm, leg and/or trunk through passive and active assisted and resisted strengthening, improve functional awareness and proper positioning of body in activities of daily living, balance and gait training. Includes modalities as needed for pain relief and energy increase.