A 27-year-old member asked:
What types of physical therapy might be used for a stroke patient?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 42 years experience
To be determinated: It depends the class of stroke , the territories affected and the lesions observed.
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Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Depends: Therapy should be directed at rehabilitating deficits, not at working on "everything". If there is weakness or sensory loss, or incoordination, then they are the targets. Speech rehab, occupational therapy, emotional counseling, and various medications are all often used in combination, depending on the need, which may last for many months depending on stroke severity and continued progress.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
How much physical therapy is required for patients with stroke?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Depends: As with most things, the length of the therapy depends on the type, extent and severity of the initial injury.
6.2k viewsReviewed Jan 07, 2021
Last updated Jul 24, 2013
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