Neurologists say that if they can treat a stroke victim within 3 hours, the effects of a stroke can be reversed - often totally. Neurologists say that the trick is to get a stroke recognised/diagnosed and then get the patient medically cared for within 3 hours.
If you suspect that someone is having a stroke act FAST
With over 150,000 people in the UK having a stroke every year, it is imperative that people can recognise a stroke when it's happening and take prompt action.
Change position or activity at least every hour
Take regular exercise that you enjoy
During repetitive tasks: vary rhythm and take frequent breaks
On long journeys adjust car seats and take regular breaks to stretch and move around for a short time
Pace yourself with heavy work and take care when lifting
Watch your children’s posture - they shouldn’t spend too long at a computer or carry bags on one shoulder.
During pregnancy, osteopathy can help your body to adjust to the changes taking place
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(bruising, sprains, strains)
Protect from further injury
Rest stay calm, lying down is usually best, wait for any spasm to subside
Ice apply anything cold for 10 minutes
Compression use a support bandage or cushions if needed
Elevate an injured limb to reduce swelling
What is FAST?
FAST requires an assessment of three specific symptoms of stroke:
Facial weakness - can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
Arm weakness - can the person raise both arms?
Speech problems - can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
Time to call 999.
If the person has failed any one of these tests, you must call 999. Stroke is a medical emergency and by calling 999 you can help someone reach hospital quickly and receive the early treatment they need.
Recognising a Stroke
How to Avoid Injury
Back Pain & Injuries
Joint Pain & Injuries
Help & Advice
Back Pain & Posture
Work & Driving
Mothers & Babies
As you get older
Frozen Shoulder Treatment
Initial health status, fitness and functional assessments including genotype & biomechanics
Neurological Integration System assessment
Individual Diet Plan
Individual Exercise & Lifestyle Plan
Teach the principles and aid understanding
End of course Re-assessment
Continuing Support Plan