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Background: The basal ganglia are located in the and are involved in voluntary motor control, emotional reactions, and cognition. The putamen is housed in the basal ganglia, and is involved in learning and motor skills. Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. and leads to 1 out of every 19 deaths. Stroke is the largest cause of disability in older adults, and the largest consumer of rehabilitation services in the U.S. Hypertension is a major risk factor for causing a stroke, and over 90% of patients that have had a basal ganglia stroke have also had stage 2 hypertension (160/100). Purpose: The purpose of this case report is to summarize the physical therapy management for improving independent functional mobility following a left basal ganglia stroke in the outpatient setting.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here: http://dune.une.edu/pt_studcrpaper/15/.
Covilli, John, "Improving Functional Mobility Following A Basal Ganglia Stroke" (2014). Case Report Posters. Poster 33.