Purple reign at DM Orthotics for Action on Stroke Month
On 1st of May the DM Orthotics team kicked off the Action on Stroke Month with a ‘wear it purple’ day as part of the Stroke Association’s national awareness campaign.
Action on Stroke Month aims to increase awareness of Stroke within communities advocating the colour purple, uniting the nation to conquer Stroke through baking, planting, and wearing purple clothes.
Stroke happens most commonly when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off (ischaemic stroke), but it can also be caused by bleeding around the brain (haemorrhagic stroke). In some cases the blockage of blood supply to the brain can be temporary and onset symptoms may only last no longer than 24 hours. This is called transient ischaemic attack or mini stroke.
Stroke is more common in older adults but it can affect people of all ages including children.
Managing Director Martin Matthews comments,
“There is a mis-conception that Stroke only affects older adults, but it can affect anyone. Our clinical team have worked with physios and occupational therapists with patients of all ages. The good thing is there have been great advances in how stroke patients can be treated and how the condition can be managed. Action on Stroke Month is important in pushing that message.”
DM Orthotics has a range of products which can be used post-stroke including the new DMO E-step.