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795,000 people experience a stroke yearly, making it the leading cause of long-term disability, costing $34 billion. Strokes affecting the middle cerebral artery (MCA) cause impairments of strength, sensation, coordination, and balance of the contralateral side. Recovery from stroke is affected by premorbid status. Cardiovascular disease causes a majority of strokes. The purpose of this case report is to describe a progressive PT plan of care for a patient following MCA stroke with multiple comorbidities in the skilled nursing setting.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Lewis, Darien, "Functional Training In A Patient With Middle Cerebral Artery Stroke With Multiple Comorbidities: A Case Report" (2016). Case Report Posters. Poster 87.