Stroke Patients should receive 45 minutes of Physiotherapy daily

Patients who are recovering after suffering a stroke should receive 45 minutes of physiotherapy or another form of rehabilitation each day, a new report states. The UK’s Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has published its Key Recommendations for Stroke 2016 document, which includes new guidance on stroke care for all of the healthcare workers involved in helping these patients on their way to full recovery. It features 30 recommendations in total, which are based on the new 151-page National Clinical Guideline for Stroke compiled by the RCP. Physiotherapy should begin between 24 and 48...

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Computer Games aids in Stroke Recovery

Adapted from article by Lancaster University Stroke survivors can have “significant” improvement in arm movements after using the Nintendo Wii as physiotherapy according to researchers. The popular computer remote could be customised to offer bespoke physiotherapy for stroke survivors in their own home according to research led by Lancaster University. A preliminary study showed that playing specially adapted Wii games improved the arm movements of stroke patients, with a threefold increase in their ability to pick up and put pegs in holes. One stroke survivor was even able to...

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