Large NIH-funded rehabilitation study looks at getting stroke patients back on their feet – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. New research on stroke gives hope to patients and their families.
Koroshetz: There is a general notion that the recovery after stroke tends to plateau out somewhere between three and six months.
Narrator: Dr. Walter Koroshetz is with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He says a new study shows that patients can continue to improve their walking six months to a year after stroke, despite the conventional wisdom that improvement stops at three to six months.
Koroshetz: They benefitted from the intensive therapy even six months after the stroke, which I think is a surprise to many people.
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