Recovery from Stroke and Physical Therapy

뇌졸중 후 회복과 물리치료

  • Kwon, Oh-Yun (Dept. of Physical Therapy, Wonkwang Health Junior College) ;
  • Kim, Suhn-Yeop (Dept. of Physical Theraphy, An-Dong Junior College)
  • 권오윤 (원광보건전문대학 물리치료과) ;
  • 김선엽 (안동전문대학 물리치료과)
  • Published : 1995.12.09


Physical therapists use assumptions about motor control in every aspect of their work in treating stroke patients. An understanding of the recovery process after stroke, some neural mechanism of recovery and therapeutic model is critical factor for physical therapist to evaluate and obtain a higher final stage of recovery. The purpose of this article was to review the recovery process after stroke, some neural mechanism of recovery, the role of rehabilitation in the process of recovery, therapeutic model and its limitation. This article will help understanding of recovery process. evaluation, and treatment of the stroke patients. Each therapeutic method consists of a different set of assumptions and they are not completely independent of one another. Therefore specializing in any techniques of physical therapy will not be enough to treat stroke, so we are in need of integrated approach and objective measurement instrument to adequately evaluate and treat stroke patients.