Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability. Impairments resulting from stroke lead to persistent difficulties with walking.
Walking ability has important health implications, providing protective effects against secondary complications common after a stroke such as heart disease, musculoskeletal issues, and systemic disorders.
For a stroke survivor, learning to walk again should be a top priority.
Even if someone has been primarily wheelchair or bed-bound for years, with little intervention, they can achieve si
gnificant results and greater quality of life with the proper program, and with