Chapter 7. Management of Physical Impairments Post-Stroke

  1. Dr Jane Williams Consultant Nurse chair member3,
  2. Professor Lin Perry Professor of Nursing Research member4 and
  3. Professor Caroline Watkins President member5
  1. Cherry Kilbride Physiotherapy Lecturer and
  2. Rosie Kneafsey Lecturer

Published Online: 3 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch7

Acute Stroke Nursing

Acute Stroke Nursing

How to Cite

Kilbride, C. and Kneafsey, R. (2010) Management of Physical Impairments Post-Stroke, in Acute Stroke Nursing (eds J. Williams, L. Perry and C. Watkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318838.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK

  2. 4

    University of Technology Sydney and the Northern Network Hospitals, South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health, Australia

  3. 5

    Clinical Practice Research Unit, School of Nursing and Caring Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Health Sciences and Social Care, Brunel University, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161046

Online ISBN: 9781444318838



  • management of physical impairments post-stroke;
  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF);
  • muscle tone and role of sensation in production of movement;
  • role of sensation in movement;
  • patient handling by nurses - therapeutic component of rehabilitation;
  • rehabilitation handling and manual handling operations' regulations;
  • National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke;
  • standing, key component of early mobilisation;
  • stretching, assisted and passive movements;
  • managing shoulder joint subluxation


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Movement

  • Moving and handling people with stroke

  • Therapeutic positioning and seating in the acute phase

  • Promoting early mobilisation

  • Falls prevention

  • Restoration and re-education of movement

  • Management of the upper limb

  • Further rehabilitation strategies and novel developments

  • Patients' perspective on mobility rehabilitation

  • Conclusion

  • References