In order to maximize your stroke recovery efforts, it’s important to get the right care at the right time. You should also closely follow the guidance of your stroke rehabilitation provider team and be diligent about doing the work needed on your own as well.
Timeline of stroke recoveryAnticipating a reasonable stroke recovery timeline can help you to manage your expectations throughout your stroke rehabilitations process. While there is some variation from stroke survivor to stroke survivor, your doctor can give you a rough estimate of what to expect. Regardless of the overall expected stroke recovery timeframe, the brain has the most effective neuroplasticity and produces the most significant gains in the three months immediately following a stroke. That’s why stroke survivors should begin stroke rehabilitation as soon as possible.
Your Stroke Rehabilitation Treatment PlanDifferent disciplines will play a role in stroke rehabilitation. The providers on your team may include:
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Speech therapist
- Social worker