New evidence for therapies in stroke rehabilitation

Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2013 Jun;15(6):331. doi: 10.1007/s11883-013-0331-y.


Neurologic rehabilitation aims to reduce impairments and disabilities so that persons with serious stroke can return to participation in usual self-care and daily activities as independently as feasible. New strategies to enhance recovery draw from a growing understanding of how types of training, progressive task-related practice of skills, exercise for strengthening and fitness, neurostimulation, and drug and biological manipulations can induce adaptations at multiple levels of the nervous system. Recent clinical trials provide evidence for a range of new interventions to manage walking, reach and grasp, aphasia, visual field loss, and hemi-inattention.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Electric Stimulation Therapy
  • Exercise Therapy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Neuromuscular Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Neuronal Plasticity*
  • Orthopedic Equipment
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Recovery of Function
  • Robotics / methods*
  • Stroke Rehabilitation*


  • Neuromuscular Agents