Aerobic Exercise Is the Newest Twist in Stroke Rehab

· By: Kimberly Goad | AARP · August 22, 2019 – ·

Study shows faster recovery if you get your heart pumping.

For the 6.6 million people in the U.S. who have survived a stroke, a new approach to physical therapy may help them resume a physically active life, according to an analysis of studies just published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers at the University of South Carolina started their news-making work with a simple question: What if rehab for stroke survivors, who generally return home with a limited ability to move, included the kind of aerobic activity commonly prescribed for people who’ve experienced a heart attack? …

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