Stroke Recovery at Push To Walk

What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is reduced or blocked completely, which prevents brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. The main symptoms of a stroke are paralysis or numbness in the face, arms, and legs, confusion and trouble speaking, trouble seeing, difficulty walking, and a headache, which can occur with vomiting.

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What frequency do strokes occur?

A stroke is the single most common nervous system disorder in the US. There are two types of strokes, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke is when a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) occurs, blood circulation to a brain area is blocked and the tissue dies. A hemorrhagic stroke is when blood from an artery begins bleeding into the brain. This happens when a weakened blood vessel bursts and bleeds into the surrounding brain. Pressure from the leaked blood damages brain cells, and, as a result, the damaged area is unable to function properly. This usually results in hemiplegia (paralysis that affects one side of the body), and sometimes also sensory deficits or difficulty understanding or vocalizing speech. Some people who have suffered a stroke recover at least part of their lost faculties, because damaged neurons sprout new branches that spread into the injured area and take over some lost functions.

Can someone recover from a stroke?

Recovery time after a stroke is different for every individual, some people can fully recover, and others can have lifelong disabilities. If you have had a stroke, you can make great progress in regaining your independence. However, some problems may continue Paralysis , weakness, or both on one side of the body, and trouble speaking, memory issues, numbness, and bladder control.

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How does Push to Walk (PTW) help individuals who have had a stroke?

The Mission of PTW is to provide individualized workouts and resources to people who have suffered a stroke and have other forms of paralysis to optimize their current quality of life and prepare them for future medical advancements. Our proposed program gives the paralysis community access to a wider range of wellness services that can enhance their ability to manage day-to-day activities.
Located in Oakland, New Jersey, PTW houses a 7,435 square foot gym with state-of-the-art equipment. Certified trainers are available seven days a week to work with clients. PTW focuses on helping individuals build healthy lifestyles and improve their day-to-day lives. We use training methods to help clients regain strength, function, and independence.

What are some benefits of frequent exercising?

The benefits of physical activity are even more important if you have a disability since people with disabilities tend to live fewer active lifestyles. NCPAD encourages people with disabilities to participate in regular physical activity to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent secondary conditions. Increasing evidence is showing that regular exercise for a neurological disorder can:

  • Help prevent loss of muscle mass
  • Help prevent spinal circuits from shutting down
  • Increase energy