Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Leading TV presenter(Andrew Marr) supports CSP call for more physios

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Damn, I wish people understood cause and effect. You tackle the causes of disability rather than the effects of disability. You wouldn't have so damned many effects if you stopped the neuronal cascade of death by these 5 causes in the first week
Doing it this way does leave existing stroke survivors screwed with no defined way to recover. But that is solvable if our researchers would uncover the exact methods on how neuroplasticity and neurogenesis occur to recover from stroke.  Both of which already have hints in existing research.

TV presenter Andrew Marr has backed the CSP’s call for sufficient numbers of physios to meet the growing needs of the UK population – particularly for stroke rehabilitation.
‘We need more physiotherapists and more physiotherapy,’ he told Frontline magazine in an exclusive interview about his own rehabilitation after a major stroke nearly four years ago.
The CSP argues that 500 additional physiotherapists are needed UK-wide each year up to 2020 to meet demand, with services already facing supply shortages.
But last year Health Education England, a government body, cut the number of physiotherapy training places in England alone by 6.2 per cent, 95 fewer places than the previous year. There were just 1448 NHS-funded training places for the 2016/17 intake.
‘The NHS care I had was outstanding,’ said Mr Marr, who was in the Charing Cross hospital in Hammersmith for nearly eight weeks after his stroke. ‘The nurses and the physios were fantastic.’
But he candidly admits he had no idea how devastating the effect of his stroke would be. When he returned home he realised that the amount of rehab he had in hospital couldn’t be matched in the community – because there weren’t the staff available to provide it.
‘People get a few weeks’ of physio when what they often need is a few years,’ he said, adding that the amount of rehab post hospital was ‘ludicrously short’.
‘As a society, we are good at saving people’s lives, but what we are not good at is providing care after that.’
Mr Marr had his stroke after undertaking vigorous exercise on a rowing machine. He has a trainer and has been seeing a private physiotherapist, CSP member Jo Tuckey from North London Neuro Physio three times a week.
But Mr Marr knows others can’t afford to go private – even if they are still of working age and the extra help might get them back into employment.
‘We have to try to explain that investment in physio means that society gets people back to work, and gets them paying taxes, rather than sitting at home feeling a bit blue.’
  • Read more about what it’s like for a physio to treat a celebrity like Andrew Marr in the next issue of Frontline
  • Andrew Marr will be presenting a documentary in the new year on his recovery after stroke. ‘My Brain and Me’ will be shown on BBC2

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