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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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When should stroke rehabilitation start?

When should stroke rehabilitation start?

Immediately: Stroke rehab should start immediately after it's been diagnosed. Simple in bed movements is considered part of mobilization physical therapy. Speech therapy, massage, simple movements (standing, sitting, walking) are all part of physical/occupational therapy and should not be delayed as long as the patient is stable. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more


Dr. Waldo Acebo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
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What are the choices in stroke rehabilitation?

What are the choices in stroke rehabilitation?

Physical therapy: Early physical therapy starting in the first 24 hrs after stroke, modalities are many should be discussed w/ pt specialist. In addition to secondary prevention of another stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Keith Rafal
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
33 years in practice
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How long does stroke rehabilitation usually last?

How long does stroke rehabilitation usually last?

It all depends on th: It all depends on the type and severity of the stroke. In general if someone requires inpatient acute rehab we are looking at a stay from 10 days to 3 week admission(again this needs to be individualized). After this admission, patients usually require additional therapy either in the home or on an outpatient basis. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Rafal
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
33 years in practice
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What can my family do to help me with stroke rehabilitation?

What can my family do to help me with stroke rehabilitation?

The role of the fami: The family has a very important role for the person who is living with the effects of a stroke. In addition to the very crucial role of emotional support, family members in some situations will need to learn some of the care needed to help with the basic needs of the stroke survivor. In addition, they can encourage and follow through with the strategies and exercises formulated by the therapist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Post stroke rehabilitation - will it be covered after 2 months?

Post stroke rehabilitation - will it be covered after 2 months?

Depends: It really depends on the insurance. In the case of medicare, rehab is covered as long as there are realistically achievable goals within a prescribed period of time and there is documentation of continued improvement towards those goals. Once a patient has "plateaued" in their rehabilitation, the physical and occupational therapist are usually obligated to discontinue treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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How effective is rehabilitation for treating a stroke?

Sooner & more=better: In general, as much therapy as tolerated as soon as tolerated is best for anyone who's suffered from a stroke. If possible, inpatient rehabilitation is ideal, assuming that patient requires 2 or more rehab modalities eg physical & occupational and has endurance to actively participate 3hrs/d. If one or both don't apply, then push for outpt rehab. Lastly, home health PT/OT but that's only 1-2x/wk ...Read more

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Board Certified, Pain Management
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What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

What could happen if a stroke patient's language rehabilitation is sabotaged?

Stroke: You have to be more specific - sabotage? Sounds like "goldfinger" is out to get you and only "james bond" can help. If you mean not covered by insurance - then this is becoming a reality with new healthcare these days. As stroke patient are regarded as not economically viable to society and hence dollars are not spent on them. Its rationed care-the new order of the day. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
46 years in practice
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After a stroke, do you need speech therapy rehabilitation?

After a stroke, do you need speech therapy rehabilitation?

Not always: If the speech areas of brain are spared, speech therapy provides no added rehabilitation benefit. ...Read more

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Dr. ISRAEL GRINBERG
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
36 years in practice
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What is the role of rehabilitation robots in upper limb care post stroke?

What is the role of rehabilitation robots in upper limb care post stroke?

Very important: The post stroke treatment it is very complicated , it needs a lot of time and efforts from the patient and from the therapist.The role of the robots in the treatment it is very important and helpful. It helps with the functions lost , and the rehabilitation of the affected limb. ...Read more

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Dr. Keith Rafal
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Does vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury work?

Does vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury work?

In some cases: It depends on the nature of the injury and specific symptoms. There are certain situations when patching one eye or using special prism glasses may be of benefit as well as other therapeutic techniques. However, it is always best to be evaluated by a specialist to best assess what makes the most clinical sense for each individual. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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