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July 1, 2017

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  • Stroke: Rehabilitation and Recovery

    Rehabilitation is a critical component of stroke treatment, as most stroke survivors are left with significant neurological impairments and other sequelae, such as spasticity and pain. Stroke rehabilitation aims to reverse these impairments to the extent possible, maximize functionality through the use of compensatory approaches, prevent complications, and manage comorbidities. This article reviews the basic principles of rehabilitation, current practices, and evidence supporting various aspects of stroke rehabilitation.