New Evidence for Therapies in Stroke Rehabilitation

Bruce H. Dobkin, Andrew Dorsch
2013 Current Atherosclerosis Reports  
Neurologic rehabilitation aims to reduce impairments and disabilities so that persons with serious stroke can return to participation in usual self-care and daily activities as independently as feasible. New strategies to enhance recovery draw from a growing understanding of how types of training, progressive task-related practice of skills, exercise for strengthening and fitness, neurostimulation, and drug and biological manipulations can induce adaptations at multiple levels of the nervous
more » ... tem. Recent clinical trials provide evidence for a range of new interventions to manage walking, reach and grasp, aphasia, visual field loss, and hemi-inattention.
doi:10.1007/s11883-013-0331-y pmid:23591673 pmcid:PMC3679365 fatcat:u7eapzevtjcujnis4ojqregecm