Michael Milnes helps patients with many different problems and issues in his physical therapy clinic. He focuses on having a relaxing and inviting environment so patients will feel comfortable in his office. He is located in a Victorian house that was built in 1894 in the historic district of Rochester, Minnesota. Although Michael Milnes has been practicing for almost 20 years, he started out without an office space, doing house calls in 1996. One of the many reasons patients come to see Milnes is after they have suffered a stroke.
A stroke occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen because of a blockage in the blood supply. Common symptoms of a stroke include one side of the face of body feeling numb, difficulties with speech, muscle weakness on one side of the body, blurred vision, and difficulty swallowing, among others.
After a stroke occurs it can take months or years of hard work for the patient to regard full functionality, if they are able to regain it at all. Physical therapy can help by performing techniques to help the patient learn to walk again, use a wheelchair if they are not able to walk, provide patient and family educational tools, and train you how to use devices that can assist you if mobility cannot be regained.
The outlook can vary greatly for stroke patients but therapy can be effective for many people so it is important to keep up hope if you or your loved one has had a stroke. Following the therapists at home instructions will be a key in getting the best and fastest results possible.
Michael Milnes has helped many patients who have suffered from strokes.