Rehabilitating doctor. It is the person in charge of establishing the guidelines of the treatment that the patient must follow. He will be responsible for carrying out an initial evaluation of the patient, issuing a recovery forecast, defining the procedure to be carried out and coordinating the medical team. In addition, he will be in charge of patient monitoring and his evaluation during treatment.
Physiotherapist. It will focus on the treatment of motor and sensory impairment, with special emphasis on movement. Recovering strength, resistance and elasticity is part of the objectives to be met by the physiotherapist, as well as correcting anomalies and deficits acquired by the disease.
It will also help to recover mobility of limbs that have been damaged by stroke. Mobility work of affected parts has been shown to stimulate brain plasticity and help to reduce disabilities.
Occupational therapy. It is the least known specialty in the rehabilitation treatment. In general terms, occupational therapy tries to re-teach the necessary skills to perform daily activities, such as personal hygiene, cooking or housework.
In addition to re-educating the patient, this type of therapy helps to eliminate barriers inside homes, making them safer and adapting them to the new needs of people. Their work is essential for the patient to be able to fend for himself.
Speech therapist. He is in charge of evaluating and treating language difficulties that brain damage may have caused. During the treatment, different aspects are worked on, such as improvement in word articulation, expression and verbal comprehension, in addition to repairing swallowing and chewing difficulties.
This multidisciplinary medical team works within hospital rehabilitation centers, where other professionals who participate in this process also collaborate, such as nurses, primary care doctors, psychologists, social workers, prosthetists, neurologists, nutrition specialists, etc.