Home-based exercise programmes maintain walking capacity after discharge from in-patient stroke rehabilitation

Physical therapists at McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada show that home-based exercise programmes including disability-targeted interventions including exercise practice and stationary cycling maintain walking capacity post stroke. Looking at patients with lower limb movement dysfunction after acute stroke > 12 months moderate intensity exercise at home building up to 30 minutes per day were used following discharge from stroke rehabilitation. The report was published in Clinical Rehabilitation, 04/05/2013.

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