Post-stroke Rehabilitation of an African Woman
Viki van Rensburg, PhD, MPhil,
Anthea Rhoda, MSc,
Quinette Louw, PhD, MASP,
David Fisher, PhD,
Cecil Leonard, PhD, BA, SPT
The purpose of this case is to demonstrate a team
approach to community
reintegration of physical and occupational therapy for a young
woman 18 months after a CVA. The young woman lives in an area where poverty
and unemployment are rife. This case considers
CVA management, teamwork and community-based
- To demonstrate understanding of a cerebrovascular accident:
definition and clinical signs and symptoms.
- To understand the neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology of a
cerebro-vascular accident in the basal ganglia and how this will
impact function and prognosis.
- To understand the roles of the physical and occupational therapist
with emphasis on teamwork, the client-centered approach, assessment and
rehabilitation interventions in the community.
- To assist with the understanding of the concepts of impairment,
activity limitations (disability), and participation restrictions (handicaps)
as defined by WHO.