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Amy J. Litterini



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In the U.S., the prevalence of stroke is approximately 795,000 annually and is the fifth most common cause of death. Stroke impairments include hemiplegia, sensory loss, dyspraxia, and hemianopsia. The chronic phase of stroke is defined as six months and beyond post-stroke. Nearly 85% of adults will experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their life. Risk factors for LBP include age, educational status, psychosocial factors, physically demanding occupation, and high body mass index. Low back pain adds a confounding variable in recovery of mobility for patients with chronic stroke (CS). The purpose of this case report was to create an example of a functional strengthening program for a patient with CS impairments and LBP.

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Physical Therapy

Functional Strengthening In A Patient With Chronic Stroke And Low Back Pain: A Case Report



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