Strokes

  • A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving the brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.

  • During a stroke, the brain does not receive enough oxygen or nutrients, causing brain cells to die. Ischemic stroke: This is the most common type of stroke. A blood clot prevents blood and oxygen from reaching the brain.

  • Hemorrhagic stroke: This occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures and normally occur as a result of aneurysms or arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs): Also referred to as a mini-stroke, these occur after blood flow fails to reach part of the brain. Normal blood flow resumes after a short amount of time, and symptoms cease.

  • I give them reflex eye exercises. These reflex eye exercises can be accomplished using my Brain Exercise Software.

  • The next thing that works really well is Vagus Nerve exercises. In clients who have strokes they use humming first which is a direct Vagal Nerve exercise followed up by using a TENS Unit on the ear to exercise the Auricular branch of the Vagus Nerve.

  • The next thing that I see that works is Virtual Reality Vestibular exercise for Head Movements because these types of exercises will cause a volitional eye reflex which will further help decrease the muscle tone and help improve movement.

  • The last exercise that I see that works is eye movements to still targets. With clients who have strokes and using the specific order of progression that I mentioned above can help improve a client’s movement a ton with clients who have strokes.