Amy J. Litterini
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Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability for American adults. Most stroke survivors receive physical therapy (PT) and task-oriented rehabilitation is one novel approach. This technique, which shifts the focus from the impairment level to activity level, is known to benefit stroke survivors. However, the benefits for long-term survivors of stroke are not yet well established. PT professionals would benefit from learning about innovative interventions to improve functional mobility for long-term stroke survivors. The rationale for this report was to document the outcomes of a task-oriented approach to rehabilitation on the late effects of stroke. The unique aims were to 1) outline possible benefits in function from repetitive task-oriented training techniques and 2) assess progress of a patient who had received continued PT services >12 months post stroke.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Richardson, Sarah and Litterini, Amy J., "A Task Oriented Approach For A Patient With Chronic Effects Of Stroke: A Case Report" (2015). Case Report Posters. Poster 82.