Physiotherapy is often an important part of rehabilitation after a stroke. This guide explains how physiotherapy can help with limb-strengthening, relearning patterns of movement, and a variety of other problems a stroke survivor may experience.
Physiotherapy can help you get back as much movement as possible after a stroke. It can help you re-learn to use your arms and hands, and regain movement and strength in your legs to improve movement and balance.
It's important to try and keep as active as you can after you have finished physiotherapy. Find out our top tips for staying active after therapy.
One sided weakness or paralysis after a stroke is not uncommon. Learn more about how physiotherapy works for stroke survivors with with one sided weakness.
Our recent survey of stroke survivors suggests that over 80% of them have a physical disability after stroke, and 38% of those who said their disability was severe also said that their physiotherapy was poor or very poor.
The Stroke Association funded a feasibility study into improving the treatment of a condition called 'drop foot', which was recently published in the medical journal, Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.
Balance problems are common after a stroke, and feeling dizzy or unsteady can make it difficult to walk and move around. This guide has information about how stroke can affect your balance, what can help and how you can look after yourself.
Use of a metronome with variable beats to retrain walking in stroke survivors
This research aims to develop a new method of teaching self-management skills after stroke.
In this study, the researchers will design a treatment manual that describes the principles of task-specific training and gives therapists examples of task-specific tasks.