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Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke rehabilitation is training and therapy that helps a person regain function and relearn skills that were lost as a result of a stroke. The focus of rehabilitation depends on which part of the brain was damaged from the stroke and how much damage was done.

Rehabilitation begins in the hospital, as soon as the person is stable after having a stroke. A rehabilitation team that includes doctors and nurses and physical, occupational, speech, and recreational therapists helps the person to resume activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing, and dressing. Some people may need help learning how to walk again, communicate, and overcome disabilities from the stroke.

Last Revised: June 28, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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