Physical Therapy for Stroke Recovery

Oxford’s model of physical therapy combines conventional and non-conventional techniques to facilitate rehabilitation after a stroke. Our approach focuses on retraining the body and brain through repetitive exercises and training techniques. Therapy sessions are one-on-one and allow our therapists to focus on your specific needs without interruption.

The Oxford Physical Therapy approach starts with the basics. Patients are trained to use muscles correctly, rather than compensating for muscle groups which are not functioning properly. Our goal goes beyond regaining mobility–we strive to help patients regain proper mobility, so that there are no lurking issues that may cause problems in the future.

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Stroke Recovery

  • Provides external stabilization and supports weak muscles
  • Normalizes muscle tone
  • Aligns the body to as close to normal as possible
  • Provides dynamic correction
  • Normalizes (corrects) gait pattern
  • Improves proprioception
  • Reduces pathological reflexes
  • Restores proper patterns of movement & support
  • Influences vestibular system
  • Provides tactile and sensory stimulation

  • Improves fluent speech production through head control and trunk support
  • Accelerates the progress of newly learned movements & functional skills
  • Improves balance
  • Improves coordination
  • Decreases uncontrolled movements in ataxia and athetosis
  • Improves body and spatial awareness
  • Provides resistance to strong muscles to further enhance strengthening
  • Promotes development of both fine and gross motor skills
  • Improves bone density
  • Helps to decrease contractures
  • Helps improve hip alignment through vertical loading over the hip joint

To learn more or to schedule a no-fee Discovery Session

call 248-486-3636 or fill out the form below

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