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.