This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
To assess whether additional exercise therapy has an impact on recovery following stroke when compared with routine exercise therapy.
The specific objectives of this review are twofold:
To examine the impact of additional exercise therapy time on functional recovery following stroke by reviewing RCTs that assess the effects of additional exercise therapy when compared with routine exercise therapy.
To determine a minimum threshold of additional exercise therapy time provided to the experimental group below which no clinically relevant benefit is observed.