About the book
Stroke is one of the commonest causes of impairment in ADLs and its rehabilitation includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech, and language therapy through a multi-disciplinary team and with the help of mechanical aids. The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help relearn lost skills. There is a wide variation in severity of stroke ad extent of recovery. An early, focused and coordinated program is key to reap maximal benefits.
This book aims to cover the current trends in physiotherapy that are based on function or task-specific rehabilitation, mirror therapy, and constraint-induced exercises through direct or instrumental activities. Focus is now on balance impairment, vestibular rehabilitation, visual and visuospatial impairments, neurobehavioral deficits, cognitive-perceptual deficits, speech and language deficits, and swallowing impairments. Also, special consideration should be given to discuss pharmaco-therapeutic agents, stem therapy as well as a holistic and multidisciplinary approach with evidence-based research on yoga, meditation, and alternative medicine as an aid in recovery. Technology bases interventions are a newer addition to our armamentarium to tackle this disabling problem.