Physiotherapy Treatment Approaches on Functional Outcomes in Stroke Patient

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According to recent evidence for adult stroke rehabilitation, no single physiotherapy treatment approach is superior to the other therapies in improving mobility of stroke patient. In addition, a recent international guideline for adult stroke rehabilitation suggested that the effectiveness of neurophysiological approaches including Bobath, Brunnstrum and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation compared with other treatment approaches for motor retraining after acute stroke has not been established.

physiotherapy research topics pdfWhen no single approach is better than others, therapists move one step forward from individual treatment approach to mixture of approach in treating stroke patient. In fact, most therapists already provide mixture of approaches during the rehabilitation process for each individual patient but one may suppose that a different combination of treatment approaches will not generate significant differences in functional outcome.

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