Postural control after stroke

 “postural control” is the control of the body  position or body stability in space during a functional movement. Postural control is often impaired following stroke. Several clinical scales and outcome measures can be used to quantify postural control. To do an assessment in postural control the patient is given several functional tasks involving posture in the sitting and standing positions as well a equilibrium in changing positions in lying, sitting and standing. For example, the functional tasks include supine to affected side lateral, supine to non affected side lateral, supine to sitting on the edge of bed, sitting without support, sitting to standing up, standing with support, standing without support, standing on the non paretic leg, standing on the paretic leg, standing, picking up a shoe from the floor, sitting down from standing up and sitting on the edge of bed to supine. Physical, physiotherapy and occupational therapy post will improve postural control.
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