3. Practical advice and tips for carers

Physical deficits

Table of Contents

  1. Sensation
  2. Treatment options and tips for altered sensation - 1
  3. Treatment options and tips for altered sensation - 2
  4. Care of the affected arm
  5. Care of the affected arm video
  6. Care of the affected arm - The Stiff Arm
  7. Care of the affected arm - how therapists can help
  8. Care of the affected arm- Do and Don't
  9. Positioning in a chair and bed video
  10. Balance and mobility
  11. Effects of stroke which may make balancing and regaining mobility difficult.
  12. Sitting balance
  13. Standing Balance
  14. Weight transfer
  15. Walking
  16. Walking with an AFO (Ankle-Foot Orthosis) video
  17. Getting up and down stairs video
  18. How can you assist with regaining mobility?
  19. What might stop you walking independently after stroke?
  20. Falls prevention
  21. Falls - What to do
  22. How to help if someone you care for has a fall
  23. What should I do/not do following a fall?
  24. Questions about balance, mobility or falls?
  25. Summary

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