Stroke Recovery

If you have had a stroke, it can be a struggle regaining your independence.  Recovery time after a stroke is different for everyone—it can take weeks, months, or even years. Some people make a full recovery on their own, but others may face long-term life changing impairments.

Emerald Coast NeuroFeedback fosters self-healing of the brain by retraining the brain to resume functioning normal.  Neurofeedback uses operant conditioning and the brain’s neuroplasticity to help return brainwave functioning to optimal levels.

The brain is very powerful and works well until something unexpected happens to it.  After any form of brain injury, including strokes, the brain may begin working extremely hard to accomplish even simple tasks. Following a stroke, the brain will attempt to heal itself for approximately 18 months. It will no longer send signals down pathways after it has tried and failed.

While speech, physical, occupational therapies remain key components of stroke rehabilitation, research continues to develop new ways to enhance or supplement these treatments. One innovative technique is neurofeedback therapy.  Neurofeedback, or EEG Biofeedback Therapy, is a non-invasive method that helps retrain the brain.

Common Effects of a stroke

  • Paralysis (inability to move some parts of the body)
  • Trouble with thinking, awareness, attention, learning, judgment, and memory
  • Problems understanding or forming speech
  • Trouble controlling or expressing emotions
  • Numbness or strange sensations
  • Pain in the hands and feet that worsens with movement and temperature changes
  • Trouble chewing and swallowing
  • Problems with bladder and bowel control
  • Depression

Traditional Therapy for Stroke Recovery

Stroke Rehabilitation often includes working with speech, physical, and occupational therapists.    

Speech therapy

Helps people who have problems producing or understanding speech.

Physical therapy

Uses exercises to help you relearn movement and coordination skills you may have lost because of the stroke.

Occupational therapy

Focuses on improving daily activities, such as eating, drinking, dressing, bathing, reading, and writing.

Emerald Coast NeuroFeedback can Improve Post-Stroke Symptoms

  • Memory Loss
  • Speech
  • Confusion
  • Executive Functioning
  • Headaches
  • Motor Skills
  • Numbness in Arms & Legs
  • Depression/Anxiety

Benefits of Neurofeedback for Stroke Recovery

  • A safe and natural approach
  • Involves no medication
  • No risky side effects
  • Teaches the brain without chemicals
  • Does not change your personality
  • Effects are long-lasting

Neurofeedback Therapy Effective in Stroke Recovery

Neurotherapy has shown success in retraining the brain to begin once again sending signals to affected areas.  One example of this happened recently at Emerald Coast NeuroFeedback with a man who had suffered an ischemic stroke 7 years prior to him starting neurotherapy.  The stroke left him with memory issues and paralysis on the left side of his body.  After completing six sessions of neurofeedback, his brain fog and memory issues dissipated, he regained mobility in his left hand and could feel his left foot and even wiggle his toes!  See his review below.  

“I had an ischemic stroke. That devastated the left side of my entire body and left me with permanent brain damage. Numerous doctors and medical professionals told me I’d never fully recover (Not true).  After six sessions of neurofeedback at Emerald Coast [Neurofeedback] a lot of the brain fog and memory issues have dissipated, I’ve regained mobility in my left hand and for the first time in 7 years have been able to feel my left foot and can wiggle my toes. I can only speak to my own personal experience that neurofeedback. has helped me feel whole again. And to anyone considering it, it works, and that there is hope!”

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