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Stroke

A Stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off. Like all our organs the brain needs oxygen and nutrients to function properly, so if stopped or restricted, our brain cells will die. There are two main causes of strokes;

  • Ischaemic – blood supply is stopped by a blood clot (85% of all strokes)
  • Haemorrhagic – where a weakened blood vessel supplying the brain, bursts.

In the UK, each year 110,000 individuals will have a Stroke and it is now the third largest cause of death. See link to an NHS animation explaining what happens in a Stroke.

http://www.nhs.uk/video/pages/strokeanimation.aspx

Stroke often occurs suddenly and changes lives without warning. With the right rehabilitation considerable progress can be made. At Marbrook we have that. Our multi-disciplinary team on site will assess your needs, design a rehabilitation plan and measure your progress with you.  We will find out what you want to achieve and what you enjoy doing, involving your family and friends wherever possible .The facilities we have in Marbrook include a well-equipped gym, rehabilitation kitchens, coffee lounge and cinema. We believe is it equally important to go out and do every day things like you used to.  Staff at Marbrook care about your feelings and will help you be the person you are.

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