Which stroke patients need rehabilitation?

The need for rehabilitation after a stroke depends on the location and size of damage to the brain. Symptoms after a stroke can involve virtually any part of the body and can range from mild to severe. Early therapy directed at correcting deficits caused by a stroke gives stroke patients the best chance of regaining normal function.

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