What is the role of a physical therapist in stroke rehabilitation?

A physical therapist evaluates and treats disorders relating to movement, balance, and coordination, and can help you regain strength and range of motion in your arms and legs. A physical therapist designs exercises to help you regain basic physical skills, such as walking and getting around at home. A physical therapist can also guide home health aides and relatives who are working with you at home to help you regain lost functions.

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