Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Commonly known as “The Golden Period”, the first 90 days immediately following a stroke is considered to be the most important window for rehabilitation, since it is when most of the neurological recovery takes place. Pine Care Place offers a full range of stroke rehabilitation programs to provide effective treatments during the Golden Period, maximizing the chances of recovery. Equipped with the high-end medical instruments, our onsite rehabilitation team, including geriatrics specialists, occupational therapist, physiotherapist, rehabilitation assistants, helps stroke residents by regulating the brain’s neural activity to stimulate recovery. Additionally, personalized rehabilitation programs are designed for each resident in order to improve physical function, mobility, speech expression and self-care to help residents return to normal life.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a non-invasive method of neuro-stimulation, in which a changing magnetic field is used to cause electric currents to regulate the brain’s neural activity by stimulating targeted regions of the brain. TMS treatment generates magnetic fields through magnetic enthalpy, which directly emits strong but transient magnetic pulses to specific areas of the brain and triggers a small amount of current on the nerve to stimulate damaged areas of the brain.
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation rehabilitation therapy. It delivers a low direct current through the scalp and skull to stimulate the cerebral cortex in order to regulate the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain and help the recovery of motor nerves.
According to scientific research results, tDCS has been proven to be effective to residents who suffer in brain diseases. With the doctor’s prescription for medical treatment, the recovery progress will be fostered.
Our team physiotherapists design individualized rehabilitation programs aimed at regaining control over motor functions, including electrotherapy, rehabilitation exercises, balance trainings for walking, sitting and standing and so on. After the completion of the program, our physiotherapists will suggest home exercises and recommend walkers and sport equipment to help residents return to normal life.
The cause of stroke is closely related to diet. In order to improve the physical condition of the residents, the dietitian will access their eating habits and provide personal dietary guidance. With the concept of 3L1H balanced diet, we serve meals with low salt, low fat, low sugar and high fiber. Through the course of treatment, we help stroke residents establish good and healthy eating habits.
To develop, recover and maintain motor abilities of stroke residents, daily life trainings, such as swallowing, eating and grooming, are provided to help residents relearn skills needed for normal life. In addition, we will advise on home modification and technical aids to increase safety and remove barriers at their homes.
If stroke residents suffer in communication disorders, we can provide speech therapy to help residents regain lost abilities in speaking, listening, writing and comprehension.
Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
In addition to Western medical treatments, we also provide acupuncture services for stroke residents, combining Chinese and Western medical treatments, to foster the rehabilitation progress.