Do therapists and patients have different stroke rehabilitation goals?

Studies have shown that therapist may be aiming for small steps to help a patient adjust to a disability, while patients may be aiming for a return to their before-stroke functionality.

Reconciling these goals is important, so rehabilitation can be successful. In some cases, a goal may need to be as simple as learning how to properly operate a wheelchair.

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