As the Director of Outpatient Cardiac Rehab at Helen Hayes Hospital, Steven Lichtman, Ed.D., was well versed on the topic of stroke. Yet recognizing its signs, and going through months of rehabilitation, were a challenge even for him. During this 20-minute presentation to current stroke patients, he delves into just what it takes to come back.
As Steve says, following a stroke, each patient adapts to their own level of independence. Through hard work and will power, recovery is a continual process and it’s possible to regain abilities over the course of many years.