Stroke Recovery Treatment

Stroke Rehabilitation

Your chances of surviving a stroke have increased, as people are now more aware of its symptoms. Still, many patients struggle to find effective support to combat the resulting impairments. From one moment to the next, they may have lost their ability to speak, write, walk, or drive.

Along with these physical obstacles, many patients experience cognitive degeneration following a stroke. Further, the impact on a person’s social life can be devastating.

Stroke patients often have to undergo life-saving treatments. Time is of the essence to prevent permanent loss of neurological and motor function. That said, they will need further physical therapy to assist in regaining independence. As soon as the patient is able to use a wheelchair or cane to walk, they are ready to engage in MET.

“...what happens at this clinic with MET Therapy is like night and day.”

After suffering a stroke to his left side, Art Hirtle was not willing to give up on an independent life. Instead of retiring to a wheelchair as was suggested to him by his rehabilitation professionals, he turned to the team at Platypus METT. His hard work under the guidance of Dr. Jaepel worked out. Today, Art enjoys a level of mobility many in a similar situation do not dare dream of.

“I had my stroke July 24th, 2015. And then I couldn’t stand up by myself, really. And I couldn’t walk. They fit me for a wheel chair and a brace, so that I could go home and be comfortable in front of the window … It’s MET Therapy, it’s different. Dr. Jaepel’s knowledge is extraordinary and the equipment he has is just different than anything else in Canada. I keep in touch with a bunch of friends I made at rehab and they don’t have the quality of work that he has here and they are relying on physio and they are not progressing.”
- Art Hirtle

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Stroke recovery is a serious challenge. It requires determination, hard work and faith that more is possible. The team at Platypus METT supports their clients not only by providing the necessary adaptation to the tools and equipment, but most importantly by believing in their ability to move forward.

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In addition to exercise, the Platypus METT method comprises passive therapy techniques, such us the use of electrodes to stimulate peripheral nerves.

Platypus METT’s Stroke Rehabilitation Vs Traditional Rehab

Often, traditional rehab techniques only restore a small amount of function. They are also often stopped too early. If you are not satisfied and want to raise the bar for your recovery, we support you 100%. Our clients arrived at Platypus METT in wheelchairs, braces, casts, or on canes. They still believed they could live full, independent lives, and were willing to put in the work to do so.

The Platypus METT method stimulates the nervous system, triggering healing of affected neuro-pathways. We work with our clients so that over time, they are able to regain control of their upper and lower limbs. We also focus on improving balance and spatial orientation. This work also prevents the secondary conditions often caused by mobility aids.

What We Treat:

  • Balance
  • Orientation in space
  • Timing and coordination
  • Limping
  • Upper and lower extremity function
  • Safety
  • Ankle engagement
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You Deserve Better Stroke Rehabilitation

When it comes to stroke-induced impairments, time is of the essence. If you're unsure if our approach is for you, we would be happy to discuss your particular situation and needs. Just give us a call and talk about your goals.