Shoulder subluxation: Occurs when the upper arm bone (humerus) becomes separated from the shoulder socket due to muscle weakness.
Spasticity: Increase in muscle tone when muscles are constantly tight or stiff. This can lead to pain, loss of range of motion and difficulty with function.
Statins: Group of medications used to lower cholesterol.
Stenosis: Narrowing of the artery due to build-up of plaque on the inside wall of an artery.
Stroke prevention clinic: An outpatient clinic that provides stroke prevention services, including early assessment, risk factor management, education and follow up to help prevent another stroke or TIA.
Stroke unit: A specialized hospital unit with designated beds for stroke care. A stroke unit consists of an interprofessional team with expertise in stroke care and processes in place to enable better outcomes for persons with stroke.