Today you’ll discover the best hemiplegia treatment, so that you can get back on your feet after stroke.
We’ll also share a success story that illustrates how this technique works.
Let’s get started.
How to Treat Hemiplegia After Stroke
Hemiplegia involves paralysis on the affected side of the body after stroke.
This can happen if stroke impaired your brain’s ability to send signals to your affected muscles.
Even though you want your muscles to move, your brain cannot communicate with them, so it results in hemiplegia.
Hemiplegia treatment revolves around restoring this mind-muscle communication through neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity allows healthy parts of the brain to “pick up the slack” by forming new neural pathways.
These pathways will reconnect your brain to your affected side to get those muscles moving again.
Activating Your Brain’s Superpowers
Neuroplasticity is activated by repetition. When you choose to practice something over and over again, it lets your brain know that it’s important.
Since your brain likes to be efficient, it will strengthen the neural pathways responsible for things you practice regularly (i.e. habits), that way you exert less effort.
Right now you cannot move your affected side because your brain has lost communication with those muscles. But if you begin to move those muscles frequently, it will let your brain know that it’s important.
The more you move your affected side, the more your brain will rewire itself. With consistent practice, you will form new neural pathways that reconnect mind to muscle.
And you will slowly regain your ability to move your affected side.
But you can just move in any ol’ way. You need to be strategic about it!
A Proven Strategy for Treating Hemiplegia After Stroke
The best way to improve hemiplegia after stroke is to perform therapeutic rehab exercises every day.
Although you cannot move your muscles independently yet, you can start with passive exercise.
This simply means using your non-affected side to assist your affected muscles through the exercises.
Although you aren’t “doing it yourself,” it still helps neuroplasticity and reintroduce movement into your paralyzed muscles.
Next, we will share an amazing success story of how this has helped other stroke survivors overcome hemiplegia.
Then we’ll share 3 booster techniques to help you get even better results!
How Ron Overcame Hemiplegia in Just 3 Weeks Using This Technique
Here’s a story from a stroke survivor who used our FitMi home therapy device to recover from hemiplegia after stroke:
“My husband suffered a stroke caused by a dissecting carotid artery in late May of this year. He lost 40% of his left hemisphere of his brain causing right side paralysis.
His speech was slightly impaired but thankfully Drs believe he is a rare left handed person with speech located in right hemisphere of his brain!
Ron was in ICU for a week, followed by a rehab hospital for five more weeks. He came home and has done out patient therapy three days a week since.
About three weeks ago I ordered the FitMi and just this past week he moved his arm for the very first time!!! He and I both think the repetitive movement of the arm has given his brain the signal that it’s there and ready to move!!!
He will continue with both the FitMi and his other therapies for as long as it takes to fully recover!!!”
FitMi works by motivating you to accomplish high repetition of therapeutic rehab exercises.
Ron experienced amazing results because he used FitMi passively to rehabilitate his paralyzed muscles.
This proves that repetitive rehab exercise helps treat hemiplegia even when you’re not “doing it yourself.”
Passive exercise helps restore movement in paralyzed muscles when you exercise with high repetition!
3 Extra Ways to Improve Hemiplegia After Stroke
Although passive exercise is the best hemiplegia treatment, there are several other techniques that you can use.
1. Electrical Stimulation
Studies have shown that combining electrical simulation (e-stim) with rehab exercise produces better results than exercise alone. During e-stim, little electrode pads are used to send gentle electric stimulation to your affected muscles, which helps activate neuroplasticity.
2. Mental Practice
Another way to activate neuroplasticity is through mental practice, which simply involves closing your eyes and visualizing yourself moving your affected muscles. Although it’s a simple practice, it’s another powerful way to activate neuroplasticity. Don’t underestimate it.
3. Mirror Therapy
If you struggle with paralysis in your arm and hand, then mirror therapy can help. It involves using a mirror to “trick” your brain into thinking that your affected side is moving. Although it’s a strange approach, it really does activate neuroplasticity and improve hemiplegia after stroke.
The Best Hemiplegia Treatment Is Also the Cheapest!
Those booster techniques can help treat hemiplegia after stroke.
However, the best treatment is passive rehab exercise. That’s your bread and butter. Everything else is extra.
Luckily, rehab exercise is the cheapest treatment, too.
You can start on your own with these free exercise guides:
You can also work with a therapist to exercise your affected side.
And if you want an extra boost at home, then you can try devices like FitMi that have a proven track record helping hemiplegic stroke survivors.
The Best Hemiplegia Treatment for Stroke Survivors
Overall, the best hemiplegia treatment is repetitive, passive rehab exercise.
Repetitively moving your affected muscles sends signals to your brain and sparks neuroplasticity.
You can also use electrical stimulation, mental practice, and mirror therapy to boost neuroplasticity.
As your brain rewires itself, you will slowly see movement return to your paralyzed muscles.
If you stay consistent, you will slowly regain your independence after stroke!