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late start to stroke therapy ok


dreinke

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http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2010/04/robotassisted_post_stroke_therapy_beneficial_even_for_late_starters_1.html

A late start to stroke therapy has been thought to be detrimental to getting much benefit out of it, so exercises must begin as soon as possible. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has now shown that even late starters can see substantial improvement when using robotically assisted therapy.

 

I don't know what took them so long to figure this out, survivors could have told them this decades ago.

 

This belief is represented in most stroke associations and doctor/therapist statements. I don't believe this is limited to only robotically assisted. I bet it takes 10-15 years before this statement shows up in these places and 30 years before it is taught in schools. So now when you see articles extolling starting therapy immediately reply to them and quote this article back to them. :2cents:

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I guess any therapy is better than none at all. But you have to have the "attitude" too. Ray never had that.

 

Sue.

Yeah, I guess I have an 'attitude', probably including denial, since I firmly believe that I will mostly recover. It may take me 10-20 years and my therapist will probably try to get me to admit I am not going to recover. The psychiatrist I saw while in the hospital tried to get me to admit that I was mad at my body for failing, I refused to fall for that trap. It is probably represented by one of my blog postings; What the hell makes you think you know more than your medical staff? This is on www.oc1dean.blogspot.com

Dean :devil:

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