National Stroke Awareness Week

National Stroke Awareness Week is celebrated from 7 to 13 August, and we are marking the week promoted by the Stroke Foundation Australia.

At LiveBig, we not only appreciate the importance of raising awareness about stroke and its impact but are also acutely aware of how our services can aid in post-stroke rehabilitation.

Understanding the impact of stroke, particularly amongst the young population, is crucial. As an often-underestimated health crisis, stroke can occur at any age, with more than a third of stroke survivors being of working age, according to Stroke Foundation Australia. It’s a reminder that health is not just a concern for the elderly; it’s vital for everyone.

At LiveBig, our role extends beyond awareness. We provide essential services in both Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, crucial elements in post-stroke recovery and rehabilitation. Our team of dedicated professionals is at the forefront of assisting stroke survivors in navigating the challenges they face during recovery, striving to help them regain independence and quality of life.

When it comes to health, prevention is undoubtedly the best approach. This involves maintaining a healthy diet, regular exercise, limiting alcohol, quitting smoking, and regular check-ups to monitor blood pressure and cholesterol levels. While these factors are crucial, it’s important to be familiar with the F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) method to identify early signs of stroke and act quickly.

But what if a stroke does happen? This is where our team at LiveBig can play a vital role. Occupational Therapy is a cornerstone of stroke rehabilitation.

Our Occupational Therapists work with clients to improve their ability to perform everyday tasks, adapting environments and educating on assistive technologies. Our objective is to help clients regain as much of their previous capability as possible. We offer home assessments to ensure safety and practicality, help with personal care activities, and retraining to assist individuals in returning to their regular lives.

In conjunction, our Physiotherapy services are designed to restore physical strength and coordination. Post-stroke, it is common to experience difficulty with movement and balance. Our physiotherapists work one-on-one with clients to develop tailored exercise plans that aim to improve mobility, strength, and overall function.

We understand every person’s recovery journey is different, and our therapists are skilled at creating individualised plans that aim for the best possible outcome.

This National Stroke Awareness Week, we encourage you to spread the word about stroke and its impact. Share information with your friends and family, make a donation to the Stroke Foundation Australia, or take part in local events. Every effort counts in raising awareness and supporting those affected by stroke.

Remember, a stroke doesn’t just affect the individual. It impacts families, friends, and the community. At LiveBig, we are here to support those who have experienced a stroke and their network of support. We firmly believe that together we can do more and create a positive impact on people’s lives post-stroke.

So, in honour of National Stroke Awareness Week, take a moment to check in on your health. And remember, should you or a loved one ever need our support, our Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists at LiveBig are ready to assist in the journey towards recovery.

Please visit our website to learn more about our services:

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