Amy J. Litterini
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A cerebrovascular accident, commonly known as a stroke, is caused by an ischemic or hemorrhagic event affecting arteries that lead to the brain causing them to burst or be occluded. The middle cerebral artery is the most commonly occluded artery involved in a stroke. The four most common risk factors involved in having a stroke are: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and pervious strokes. Common impairments associated with having a stroke include: hemiparesis, loss of sensation in the face and/or extremities, and difficulties with speech, vision, and gait. The purpose of this case report was to describe the physical therapy management of intensive inpatient rehabilitation interventions, including gait, strength, and balance training, for a 43-year-old Caucasian male who had an acute right middle cerebral artery (R MCA) stroke.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Dwyer, Victoria, "Gait, Strength, And Balance Training For A 43-Year-Old Male Following Acute Right Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke: A Case Report" (2019). Case Report Posters. Poster 164.