Neuroplasticity And Functional Rehabilitation: Rewiring The Brain After Stroke

After a person has a stroke, the parts of their brain that are not damaged can learn to do the jobs that were done by the damaged part. This process is called neuroplasticity. It involves different parts of the brain working together and making new connections. This helps the person recover from the stroke. Stroke rehabilitation is important because it helps the brain learn and change even more.

Physical Activity And Neuroplasticity

Physical activity is when you move your body and exercise. Neuroplasticity is when your brain can develop and grow. When you do physical activity, it helps your brain get stronger and smarter.

Moving your body and being active can help your brain grow and develop.

  • After a stroke, exercise can help the brain heal. It helps the blood vessels in the damaged area grow, and it also helps release important chemicals that help the brain heal. 
  • Exercise can also protect the brain from further damage and reduce inflammation. Before a stroke, being physically fit can make the after-effects of a stroke less severe. 
  • When people exercise after a stroke, it can help their brain learn new things and get better at moving again. Exercise also helps increase a special chemical in the brain that helps with learning and healing.

How does it work?

Brain cells communicate with each other by sending messages. When someone has a stroke, it can harm the connections in the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body.

When you do special exercises, it helps your brain make new connections. These connections make your brain better at telling your body what to do, so you can do more things that you want to do.

You can help your brain get better by doing activities that help it heal. Your brain can keep getting better for as long as you practice, not just during therapy. Every time you do something new or challenging, like taking a step or learning a new word, it helps your brain make new connections.

GetAlive Healthcare harnesses the principles of neuroplasticity in its approach to promote recovery and improvement in patients. By engaging in targeted therapies, exercises, and activities, this method stimulates the brain to create new pathways or reroute functions, aiding in the restoration of abilities and enhancing overall well-being. 

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