FAST - Signs of a stroke

World Stroke Day – Sunday 29th October 2017

Posted on October 27, 2017 by Rebecca

Sunday 29 October 2017 is World Stroke Day. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in Australia and statistically, 1 in 6 of us will experience stroke in our lifetime.

Knowing the signs of stroke and getting treatment quickly saves lives and improves recovery.

If you think someone may have had a stroke, do the FAST check:

Face ­– Is one side drooping?

Arms – Raise both arms. Is one side weak?

Speech – Is the person able to speak? Are words jumbled or slurred?

Time – Act quickly and seek emergency medical attention immediately.

Recent studies show that every bit of exercise helps with the prevention and reoccurrence of stroke and for anyone that may have suffered a stroke the commencement of rehabilitation and exercise program as soon as possible will provide improved function and help the survivor regain their independence.

See the attached article for further reading in relation to stroke and preventing its reoccurrence through exercise:
Researchers uncover importance of exercise for stroke patients

Here at SMI our philosophy is that “Exercise is Medicine” and our highly skilled and experienced Exercise Physiologists can assist in designing exercise programs for all levels of fitness that can assist with the prevention of stroke.

Our Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists  can assist anyone who may have suffered a stroke with a comprehensive rehabilitation and exercise program in our customised rehabilitation gymnasium.

To make an appointment or have further enquiries call us 9525 3444.

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