What You Need to Know About the Stroke Recovery Timeline

NeuroRehab Team
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020


 

You are eager to return to your normal life, so you are ready to learn more about the typical timeline for recovery after a stroke. Keep reading to get some answers to common questions:

  • Am I going to get better after my stroke?
  • How long is rehab after a stroke going to take?
  • What can I do to help my stroke recovery?

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Mobility and Leg Recovery Following Stroke and Other Neurological Injuries

NeuroRehab Team
Friday, August 2nd, 2019


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One of the most common impairments resulting from stroke is paralysis, which can affect a portion or the entire side of the body. Problems with body posture, walking, and balance can be significant. Two thirds of the patients are unable to walk without assistance in the first week after stroke (Jorgensen HS et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 1995). Approximately 35% of survivors with initial paralysis of the leg do not regain useful walking function (Hendricks HT et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 2002). Although 65% to 85% of stroke survivors learn to walk independently by 6 months post stroke, gait abnormalities and poor endurance persists through the chronic stages of the condition (Wade DT et al. Scand J Rehabil Med, 1987).

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Hand Mobility Exercises and Stretches Following a Stroke

NeuroRehab Team
Thursday, June 16th, 2016


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The latest research shows that the brain is capable of reorganizing after a stroke. Therefore, arm and hand recovery is more possible than previously thought. However, in order to improve function in the upper extremity, the client must be willing to incorporate the affected side purposefully, functionally, and repeatedly.

Listed below are 2 good videos that review simple ways to stretch and exercise the affected hand and fingers.

 

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