Do'€™s & Don'ts for Stroke Patients

  1. To get the best out of VASA CONCEPT you must know the DON'Ts along with DO's:
  2. You must become responsible and contribute for the self equally actively along with the rest of the rehabilitation team.
  3. You must know that you cannot be a passive recipient if you want a complete cure.
  4. You must believe in yourself and in your ability to go through the rigorous and disciplined training to reach to the finest recovery in shortest possible period.

Caution

Incorrect understanding about exercises and wrong input to the recovering brain turns the recovery into development of abnormal movement.

Pessimism about brain stroke recovery is not so uncommon among the health professional. This must not be allowed to become contagious to the brain stroke patients & his support system.

Some experts, out of ignorance announce to the patient - "it takes time" patient waits for months & years in great despair when instead of normal movement what appears is the abnormal movement making the condition permanent for the rest of his life.

Recovery can continue even after years of stroke.

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Spinal Injury

Traumatic Spinal Injuries common to Road accidents.

Quadriplegia & Paraplegia following traumatic spinal injuries can be partial can be complete.

During the acute care major role is played by others i.e. surgeons, nurses, therapists etc. BUT once the condition is stable patient needs to take responsibility in his or her own hands to be able to really influence the output of the spinal cord that is functioning independently without any control from the brain!

It is this independent cord, which is giving you the involuntary spasms & abnormal uncontrolled movement & spasticity & rigidity BUT it is possible for you to make the same cord behave quietly though independently by modulating its output with right input to the cord through the same paralyzed muscles & same normal peripheral nerves.

Those who have partial injury can get back on their feet not by waiting for the recovery to happen by itself BUT by forcing the recovery by indulging into active exercises for the whole body for many hours a day & by standing & walking of course under the guidance of expert physical therapist to be able to become independent in walking without external support.

For the uncontrolled bladder & frequent micturation problems, it is important for the patient to train the abdominal wall muscles by practicing to walk in the safe indoor areas as an exercise to avoid all future complications like

  1. Bone softening & osteoporosis from not weight bearing on the legs
  2. Possible urine infection from long standing catheterization & large amount of residuals.
  3. Vulnerability towards chest infections because of low vital capacity of lungs, because of being generally passive & wheel chair bound.
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Cerebral Palsy

When your child is diagnosed as cerebral palsy child with terms like quadriplegic, diplegic, athetoid or hemiplegic it is good for the parents to know what can be done to your child.

Once the diagnosis is made by your pediatrician, or neurologist or rehabilitation doctor, parents need to know that everything is not lost & one needs to help child’s brain to get all opportunity it needs to discard the role of the damaged neurons & to continue to grow in the right direction & help connect the brain with the environment to be able to rise upright at proper time without spasticity & abnormal postures.

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Exercises

The word exercise makes different sense to different experts like OrthopaedicTherapist, Physical trainer, sports trainer, yoga teacher and Masseur, Taichi trainer, Chiropractors,Traditional neuro therapist etc

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Recovery from Stroke

RECOVERY FROM BRAIN STROKE

  • Natural healing of brain must be supported with active contribution from the patient for total recovery.
  • Recovery continues even for years after natural healing is completed.
  • Patient must earn this recovery by introducing right stimulus & channelizing the various forces to help CNS to help the movement & balance control.
  • Forces that can abuse the return of lost control must be trapped before it sets itself in the long-term memory of CNS making victory over stroke a difficult task. (Read about Excercises - Do's and Don'ts)
  • Failing to channelise the natural recovery is reflected upon the wrist & fingers when it turns spastic, stiff, and difficult to open
  • Use & Abuse of the leg reflects upon the recovery of the arm.
  • Recovery of arm & leg is strongly interlinked.
  • Attitude of the patient influences the recovery. Pessimism has damaging impact on the natural recovery.
  • Optimist makes use of his brain as a tool on the principles of the VASA CONCEPT to get victory over stroke.
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Genesis of Vasa Concept

I felt very bad to see that stroke patients around the world were struggling to restore the lost sensory motor control. I wondered how I would feel if I was in the shoes of the patient and the patient was on the other side of the table! Certainly, I would not accept the loss and a life of dependence despite spending so much TIME, ENERGY, MONEY all these COST for rehabilitation that is not productive in true sense.

Family, society and state all loses productive time period of the stroke subject. It was not difficult to see and feel frustration among the patients, their family, the medical fraternity consisting of the therapists and the doctors, the insurance companies and the Government.

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