Stroke Rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital Part Two

Stroke Rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital Part Two

Rosa experienced a left medullary/brainstem stroke.Strokes in the brainstem can affect a person’s ability to swallow, their coordination for mobility tasks and their ability to balance.

Physical therapy for brainstem strokes focuses on balance re-education, including improving trunk control, single leg stance activities, and dynamic walking activities
to improve a patient’s overall balance in order to foster their recovery and return to independence.

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