Physical Therapy Restores Walking After Stroke

Physical Therapy Restores Walking After Stroke

Upon admission to Helen Hayes Hospital following a stroke, Joe had right sided weakness and poor balance. At the start of his physical therapy sessions, he required the assistance of two therapists to walk.
With intensive physical therapy focused on strengthening and motor learning, Joe progressed from requiring two people to walk to walking with assistance from one therapist and the use of a cane and orthotic. The orthotic helped Joe control his right knee and foot during walking.


  1. Akash. New series on January 2, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Oww…this amazing

  2. Dr.Mithun Prakash Sharma on January 2, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Very very good style to teach pt how to move…..and that and all vedio bis Very helpful for enhance his professional skills……as physiotherapist …….
    Thanks so much making video ……..

  3. Pamela Irving on January 2, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    This is a really good video.I love my stroke recovery exercises from the UK charity Arni. Some great tips here that I will do too.

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  5. vargesh m on January 2, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Good information thank u

  6. mAC RICHARDSON on January 2, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    yes i do remember the dreaded stairs, going up was not bad, going down was scary , i had left side lameness therapist are the best. right mcva

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  8. Walldog67 on January 2, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    God Bless you Joe!

  9. Badar Yasin on January 2, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    V good vedio

  10. Smokey Bear on January 2, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    It’s been a year for me not walking because i was in a coma for three months and when i woke up my quads and hamstrings have gotten so week so that’s why

  11. Walldog67 on January 2, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    God Bless you Joe!I hadstroke and lost use of my left side.Recovery is good, but hard work.

  12. Campus Seven on January 2, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Good exercises for success..

  13. anbu V on January 2, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Okfinethanks bhelanbu arcot anbu v

  14. Tony Allegretti on January 2, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    … glad he made it out in one piece he has 50 pounds on the physical therapist and I’m sure she is not super woman… There are very wide gait belts available with large loops on them and it doesn’t take long to attach a gait belt
    Invest in one as your own personal equipment…
    No excuse for not using one…

  15. Lupe Vaquera on January 2, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Jackie h I’ll hope n pray that your sister gets better too because I believe she will walk again..

  16. Helman Rosyadi on January 2, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    its awsome, simple but very effective. nice job sister. from indonesian pt’s

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  19. Hannah Duggan on January 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Daddy had a stroke 5 years ago. He slept in the hospital for 10 days. Then he was put in rehab. When he was only 55 years old, he was put in an old people’s home and all the residents there were so much older than him. 55 years old is pretty young. Daddy is almost 60 years old now. Mommy has to work hard every day to take care of Daddy. Sometimes me and my 6 little brothers help her with taking care of him. When Daddy had a stroke, me and everybody in my big family and our friends prayed for him to get better. And now he can walk, but he has to use a cane and a wheelchair and he can talk, but his favorite word is change. And Mommy always calls him dude. Daddy needs lots of therapy like speech therapy and physical therapy. Sometimes, the boys take him out for walks when it’s nice out. And sometimes, Daddy’s friends from his work come to the house. Like when I told my little brothers to take Daddy for a walk outside, they were sleeping. All of them were sleeping.

  20. Avatar S on January 2, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    To those people getting mad about the gait belt situation: use your common sense!.Not all patients require a damn belt..Ofcourse if your patient is a fall risk, then use you clinical judgement and use one!.And some areas (US), consider it as a restraint..In this video, the therapist clearly knows her patient well and understands the risks..

  21. 2020 Slots on January 2, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    It’s been a couple months now I can walk without a cane or Walker. But still a bit weak. But will gain strength

  22. joaquim Rodriguez on January 2, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Those e are som loose legs, for some one that suffered a stroke. This may be fake. That, the arm doesn’t, square up against the mid section.

  23. K.A. Sharmella on January 2, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Those who help us to get back to our daily life without any physical contraints are actually GOD to my eyes. Nobody wants to be bedridden regardless we are poor or rich. This is the kind of treatment we expect from all hospitals staffs.

  24. Ines Bonera on January 2, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    How can my mother get a hospital service like this in Indonesia?, this very good to have a professional therapist for stroke.

  25. ポギー.グァポー on January 2, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    👏👀 great❕ 😲 amazing ❕OMG‼️👀

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  27. Asma1988 A.AIQaidi on January 2, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    god save mom 🙏🏻

  28. Marilou Castro on January 2, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    After a stroke, we will start the patient’s brain regeneration process in 7-14 days. International Institute of Quantum Genetics.

  29. Glinda Purvis on January 2, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Good job job well done my wife just had a stroke Wednesday and I’m trying to get her to use her left leg left leg just don’t move

  30. Henry Budziarski on January 2, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Hello everybody it’s the first time I’ve seen those exercise he has been doing he was doing a really good job, specially those little hurdles I need to do it is hard for me I haven’t seen that before

  31. Dipak jadhav on January 2, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Excelled….. I am spinal cord injuries persons to useful yours video me

  32. Natalie Gudzman on January 2, 2021 at 10:23 pm

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  33. Rachel E on January 2, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    this is a great video! it makes me so proud to work at a rehab facility where we do treatments like this

  34. Pamela Irving on January 2, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    This is a really good video with great exercise ideas that I’ll be definitely getting my Arni stroke rehab trainer to include in my homework when she next comes to see me.

  35. Saqib Irshad on January 2, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    How to set my half left leg

  36. Lita Perna on January 2, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    What effort. What progress. Tears in my eyes.

  37. Tony Allegretti on January 2, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    …Another idiot "Physical Therapist" NOT using a Gait belt…ESPECIALLY on those cement steps…OUCH !!!

  38. 2020 Slots on January 2, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I had a stroke 2 most ago and just walked on a cane and Walker today. He is doing very good good job Y’all

  39. Emer Emer on January 2, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    What types of afo u r using for this patient?

  40. Tom Wuschel on January 2, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Iam left sided Hemi since 8 Years and know,what a great Job you are doing . Hope, Joe is ok, and I find my way with a E-Trike —>, thank you from Germany and please have Atentions to the Shoulder fixation after Stroke , thanks

  41. Shawn Tucker on January 2, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I hope I’ll be able to make it to this progress

  42. Daniel Mulungu on January 2, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    it’s really amazing

  43. Smokey Bear on January 2, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Now that’s a proper hospital he went out walking wow amazing

  44. Nathan Roblox and more on January 2, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    God bless him I’m glad he is back to normal

  45. CrabPie Queen on January 2, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    This is so inspiring!!! I was right where he is in this video. It’s devastating to say the least! If you’re PT or OT God bless your heart for getting into a field that requires such love and patience! If you master the craft your reward will come back to you!!!

  46. Terrilee on January 2, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Awesome love thesz🍭

    I’m waiting for my turn

  47. Stone Roses on January 2, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    What a lovely man, he’s hard working and determined 🙂

  48. 2020 Slots on January 2, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Love how at the end he’s walking out by himself

  49. Jessica Mendes on January 2, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    My dad had a stroke 5 months ago and he still can’t walk :/

  50. Technology Science bd on January 2, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Which country situated in this hospital??

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