What Does Stroke Rehabilitation Involve?

What does stroke rehabilitation involve?

-Therapy for communication: speech, writing, listening, and comprehension

-Mobility training with use of walking aids or braces

-Strengthening motor skills to improve muscle strength and coordination

-Range of motion therapy

-Psychological evaluation: cognitive skills, mood assessment, participation in support groups

-Constraint-induced therapy that involves restricting the use of an unaffected limb while the patient practices moving the affected limb

-Electrical stimulation for weakened muscles

-Computer-based therapy that involves interacting with a simulated environment

-Robotic technology to assist impaired limbs with performing repetitive motions to help regain strength and function in the muscles

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