Large NIH-funded rehabilitation study looks at getting stroke patients back on their feet – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A study has tested three physical therapy options for stroke survivors. Dr. Walter Koroshetz with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke explains.
Koroshetz: One is the outpatient physical therapy sessions that are generally prescribed to patients after stroke. The second was an intensive, treadmill-based locomotor therapy…
Ehrhardt: Locomotor therapy employs a harness that supports body weight, suspending a patient over a treadmill.
Koroshetz: And the third one is a strength and balance exercise therapy that’s done by a physical therapist, but it’s done in the patient’s home.
Narrator: Results show intense physical therapy programs performed better than standard-of-care. For details, 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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