Stroke rehab at home

A February 12, 2011 article in the Associated Press, Stoke Rehab Doesn’t Have to be High-Tech to Help, inspired us to share some excerpts. The largest study ever on stroke rehab found that doing physical therapy at home improved walking just as well as a high-tech treadmill program. In the home program, a physical therapist helped patients do exercises to improve strength and balance, and to walk every day. Patients who started rehab late – six months after their strokes – still improved. We now have evidence that a prolonged course of therapy will have benefits. For virtually everyone, we should be doing more intensive therapy at home.