The Stroke Rehab Gym E-Book
After his brain attack, this stroke survivor did not know how to solve his paralysis. But his lack of knowledge became his way of discovering ways to keep his muscles and nerves alive. He experimented on what he thought will help improve a particular muscle. He did most of his self therapy at home at his own pace and time. The results led him to illustrate the drills in this book. These exercises proved to him that stroke is a curable disease. This book has the solutions to that problem.
This is a Do-It-Yourself book that will teach the stroke patient skills that will make him/her regain and retain his/her mobility on a long term basis.
Since therapists are not always present to assist him/her at home, these exercises were meant to be done personally by the stroke survivor. The illustrations were shown in a manner that are easy to follow. The materials used are generic and easily available. They are mostly found inside the house, around playgrounds and parks. The stroke patient’s rehab clinic is where he/she is.
Indirectly, this book is addressed to family members, to relatives, caregivers, therapists and friends who are closely taking care of the stroke patient. This book also serves as a reference to college and university students who are taking up physical and occupational therapy as a course.
This is a fully illustrated book, too. There are 1,321 pictures that illustrated the physical exercises. The picture-drills will guide the stroke patient step-by-step on how to let his/her fingers hold things between the forefinger and the thumb, how to strengthen his/her arm while stretched on head level, how to make his/her knees and legs strong to lift his/her upper body.
Added to these drills is chapter 23 where the tongue was given its due. This chapter teaches the stroke patient how to improve his/her phonetic skills and build confidence in him/her to engage in conversations to the people around him/her.
Most importantly, this is a “Toe to Brain” rehabilitation book. Part three will teach the patient on how to overcome emotional and mental obstacles that hinder his/her rehabilitation. Misconceptions that most normal people carry through in their normal lives that they bring with them to the stroke rehabilitation moments were discussed. Solutions were given to these detrimental attitudes so that he/she can have an unobstructed recovery.
On a deeper level, this book aims to give a more in-depth understanding of the inner side of stroke therapy from a stroke patient’s personal perspective. There are psychological and physical aspects that normal people fail to sense when dealing with stroke patients. It is a wish then that whatever is discovered in this book, may it serve to improve the situation of stroke patients and survivors.
This book will teach you how.