Rehabilitation After a Stroke / Stroke Therapy Team

A practice nurse can refer you directly to a stroke therapy team who can provide a range of services, including: physiotherapy (help with problems of posture and movement), occupational therapy (help with everyday activities at home, leisure and work), clinical psychology (help with emotional problems such as anxiety, depression and difficulties with cognitive function such as memory and problem solving) as well as dedicated input from speech and language therapy and the community dietetic service.

Following referral, the Stroke Therapy Team will assess you in your own home and, if required, develop a programme of therapy designed to meet your individual needs. Once a course of therapy is complete you will continue to be reviewed by the practice nurse on an annual basis.