Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Lack of therapy puts stroke survivors’ recovery at risk

Lack of therapy puts stroke survivors’ recovery at risk Stroke survivors’ recoveries are being put at risk due to a lack of rehabilitation therapy after they leave hospital, according to the Stroke Association.

Rehabilitation therapy, which includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy, can help stroke survivors relearn basic skills such as how to walk, talk and even eat again so they can regain their independence.

NICE guidelines (i) recommend at least 45 minutes, five days a week of each type of rehabilitation therapy needed by stroke survivors for as long as it’s of benefit to them. However, the Stroke Association has revealed that, on average, stroke survivors only receive around a third of that.

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