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Patients recovering from stroke usually go through a number of stereotyped stages of “motor recovery”. Although initially flaccid and with no active movement, the limb later becomes stiff with tension in the muscles when the joints are moved passively. After this stage, active movement may return but patients may not be able to localize it […]

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Because stroke management is aimed at facilitating community reintegration, it would be logical that the sooner the patient can be discharged from hospital, the sooner reintegration can commence. In 1998, American Heart Association’s pilot study suggested that home-based exercise program for individual with mild and moderate stroke would work equally well as in-clinic rehabilitation. Measures […]

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