Stoke patients commonly ask how long it will take to regain function and strength following a stroke. While it depends largely on the extent of damage caused by the stroke initially, Mark Tornero, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, says it typically takes weeks to months. While most gains are made in the first six months, additional recovery can still occur 1-2 years out. Dr. Tornero emphasizes the importance of early intervention through in-patient therapy as the quickest road to recovery. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit http://wexnermedical.osu.edu/patient-care/healthcare-services/physical-therapy-rehabilitation or call (614) 366-9211.