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Living Well Post-Stroke

Feb 6, 2024

Have you or a loved one had stroke? Following inpatient rehab it is important to begin outpatient physical therapy to further progress musculoskeletal strength and neuromuscular reeducation to continue regaining your independence!

A physical therapist will help you regain functional skills to allow you to take part in YOUR specific activities.

  • The Benefits of Physical Therapy after a Stroke
    • Improving functional mobility and independence
    • Enhancing quality of life and well-being
    • Reducing disability and dependence on others
    • Increasing self-confidence and motivation
    • Preventing or minimizing complications such as contractures, pressure sores or infections
    • Reducing the risk of recurrent stroke or other cardiovascular events

Did you know…

Physical therapy after stroke can also have positive effects on the brain itself. Research has shown that physical activity can stimulate the growth of new brain cells, formation of new connections between brain cells and growth of new blood vessels in the brain. These processes can help with healing and recovery after stroke.

Your needs will change over time, and your physical therapist may consider using other treatments and tools to assist you in your recovery. Consult with our doctors of physical therapy to see how you can improve your well-being post-stroke.