This is a very broad question. It depends on if you have got hemiparesis or hemiplaysia. Do you have one side of your body not working? Do you have any paralysis on that side? Or, do you have a delayed response, in terms of pushing and picking up things. So to answer that question in, I guess two stages, number one, if you have a stroke that has caused you to lose sensation, to lose function of one part of your arm the only thing you can really do with that, or for that, is to use your other part of your body, the opposite side, what they're looking at is exercise. So, if you've injured your left arm, and it doesn't work, use your right arm to then guide your left arm to do things. Some people have varying degrees of dysfunction so, depending on what your degree is, will depend on what you can and can't do, with a stroke.
Doing exercises that will help you with coordination. Stepping, walking, picking things up, pushing things. Using those types of exercises to help recondition your brain. Number two, from there you progress into land based exercises. For example, getting up out of a chair and using your arm, assisted with bands. And then, from there, looking at some pool based exercises to help you move better. Depending on your progression, looking at some light weight based or rehab band based type of exercises. Once again, without knowing your condition or how you've been affected that's the general way you would progress in terms of exercise. What you don't want to do is do anything that should require too much (A) lifting (B) quick movements and (C) anything that causes any stress. For example, walking or running, or doing anything with high intensity. Or, even doing more than two or three things at once. You've got to really just take a step back and try and do the little things well before you start then progressing to the big movements.
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