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What exercises might I do during stroke rehabilitation?

Your exercise regimen during stroke rehabilitation will depend on your specific type of disability and may include some or all of the following: walking on a treadmill, walking up or down stairs, using hand or leg weights, and repeatedly bending and extending your arms and fingers. If you can't bear weight on your legs, you may practice walking and other exercises while partially supported by a harness, or in a swimming pool, where water can support some of your weight (hydrotherapy). The amount of time you spend in physical rehabilitation will depend on your needs and your stamina, but expect it to last at least a few weeks.

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