Large NIH-funded rehabilitation study looks at getting stroke patients back on their feet – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. New research has tested the physical therapy usually prescribed to patients after stroke, including intense therapy options, to help survivors who experience difficulty walking.
Koroshetz: Many stroke patients will benefit from more intensive therapy than they are probably receiving.
Narrator: Dr. Walter Koroshetz is with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He says the study has examined improvements in walking by comparing one standard and two intense care therapies.
Koroshetz: Both of the intense physical therapy programs performed better than the standard-of-care program.
Narrator: Dr. Koroshetz says that comparing physical therapy treatments is essential to determine which is best. For more on this study and stroke research visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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