The Role of Physical Therapy in Stroke Recovery

As experts who improve the quality of life of their patients through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement, physical therapists are key members of the stroke recovery team. They help individuals recover faster and be stronger through physical activity focused on improved movement and function.

Physical Therapists will design a recovery program based on the tasks each individual needs to do every day. After assessing the needs of each patient and developing a plan of action, treatment options may include the following:

  • Task-oriented and functional training
  • Strength training
  • Walking and balance training
  • Constraint-induced movement therapy
  • Functional electrical stimulation
  • Motor imagery and mental practice
  • Positioning
  • Robotic, virtual reality, and interactive video games
  • Bodyweight support
  • Biofeedback

At Advanced Therapy Solutions, we are focused on maximizing our patients’ physical comfort and functionality. Learn more about our Physical Therapy services here.

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