Early intensive physical and occupational therapy improves motor abilities post stroke

Early intensive physical and occupational therapy leads to greater improvement in motor abilities post stroke. This conclusion was reached by Lang KC et al. from Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA writing in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 04/19/2013. The group looked at 2 groups of post stroke patients  3-9 months and 15 to 21 months post stroke. The groups underwent the same dose and intensity of constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and the outcome measure was the Wolf Motor Function Test (WMFT).

 

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