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Physiotherapy therapy after strokeIn thelancet.com this week
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A person who has had a stroke often has long-term difficulties with walking and other daily activities such as getting out of a chair. But does community physiotherapy, a standard treatment, benefit such patients? Not according to John Green and colleagues from St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford, UK. In their study in patients who had mobility problems 1 year after stroke, community physiotherapy led only to a small and transitory improvement in mobility. "Further research into physiotherapy for patients with stroke should initially focus on specific components of therapy", says W De Weerdt and H Feys from the University of Leuven, Belgium, in an accompanying commentary. "Those components that are effective can form an evidence base for treatment."
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