Stroke rehabilitation is training and therapy that helps a person
regain function and relearn skills that were lost as a result of a stroke. The
focus of rehabilitation depends on which part of the brain was damaged from the
stroke and how much damage was done.
Rehabilitation begins in the hospital, as soon as the person is
stable after having a stroke. A rehabilitation team that includes doctors and
nurses and physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapists helps
the person to resume activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing, and
dressing. Some people may need help learning how to walk again, communicate,
and overcome disabilities from the stroke.
June 28, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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