What are the benefits of active neurorehabilitation following a posterior cerebral artery (PCA) stroke?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Erek K Helseth, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Active neurorehabilitation of patients following cerebrovascular accident is essential because evidence suggests that prolonged neural plasticity follows stroke. Active intervention, especially by a team of rehabilitation specialists, is beneficial, increasing the probability of the patient's achieving maximal independence in activities of daily living (ADL). The role of the physiatric clinician on the neurorehabilitation team is to avert medical complications and facilitate integration of the various therapeutic services. (See Treatment.)


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