Physiotherapy after stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

If your stroke has affected the part of your brain that controls movement, you may have weakness or paralysis on one side of your body or problems with moving and doing your everyday activities. You may also experience other symptoms like muscle spasms, balance problems and joint pain. This guide explains some of the ways that physiotherapy can help you to recover, when you can start physiotherapy and what your treatment might involve. It also lists some things you can do yourself to help with your recovery.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
September 2017
Next review due
April 2020