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Mortality from stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the US, and is a leading cause of long-term severe disability among adults. Incidences of disabilities include: hemiparesis, unable to walk without assistance, dependent in ADLs, aphasia, and depression. Stroke survivors represent the largest group admitted to rehabilitation hospitals and approximately 1 in 4 patients with stroke are placed in long-term care. The purpose of this case report is to be a description of practice and interventions targeting functional mobility and gait retraining for patients within inpatient rehabilitation setting.
Wallingford, Emily, "Functional Mobility And Gait Training During Inpatient Rehabilitation Following Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke: A Case Report" (2014). Case Report Posters. Poster 1.