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Stroke is defined as a decrease in blood supply to the brain, and most often occurs in older adults. In the United States, approximately 795,000 people sustain a stroke annually. Risk factors for a stroke include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Although research has shown that a balance and strength training program is beneficial for older adults who have sustained a stroke, there is limited research showing if these benefits also hold true for younger patients who have had a stroke. The purpose of this case report was to investigate a comprehensive physical therapy program that included balance and strength training in a 29-year old patient who had recently sustained a multifocal stroke.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Simonton, Britney and Buchanan, Kirsten, "Strength And Balance Training For A 29-Year-Old Female Who Sustained A Multifocal Stroke: A Case Report" (2017). Case Report Posters. Poster 125.