Stroke Rehabilitation 2009 Old Chestnuts and New Insights

Aha Journals



Aha Journals  DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.109.572297

Lalit Kalra, MD, PhD



The past year has continued to see growth in stroke rehabilitation literature, ranging from important insights into the basic science of stroke recovery to broader multidisciplinary aspects aimed at improving global quality of life in stroke survivors. The areas that particularly stand out include 1) new evidence on old treatment strategies in clinical rehabilitation; 2) developments in the treatment of “neglected” impairments, such as hemianopia and sensory loss; 3) evaluation of the use of technology in stroke rehabilitation; and 4) advances in neurorestorative treatments after stroke.