What is the role of occupational therapy in the treatment of 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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The occupational therapist helps the patient adapt to homonymous hemianopia and visual-spatial function abnormalities. The patient benefits from scanning into the field deficit. A small percentage of patients who have suffered a PCA stroke require therapy for motor deficits of the upper limb.


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