The Elements of Stroke Rehabilitation
Keywords:Outcomes, intensity, duration, timing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, care pathways, readmission, compensatory, remedial, specialized
The primary concern of stroke rehabilitation is to foster functional improvement and neurological recovery. Intensity, duration and timing of therapy are important factors during stroke rehabilitation to maximize effectiveness. As well, identifying and employing the most applicable treatments for each stroke patient's specific deficits is also necessary. This review examines the role of intensity in occupational, physical and speech therapy. Elements of stroke rehabilitation that have evidence-based results for improved outcomes are also reviewed.
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