When should rehabilitation begin after stroke?
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2012
© 2012 The Authors. International Journal of Stroke © 2012 World Stroke Organization
International Journal of Stroke
Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 5–7, January 2013
How to Cite
Bernhardt, J., Indredavik, B. and Langhorne, P. (2013), When should rehabilitation begin after stroke?. International Journal of Stroke, 8: 5–7. doi: 10.1111/ijs.12020
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2012
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- stroke care;
Early rehabilitation is widely regarded as an important feature of effective stroke care. But what is ‘early’, and what kinds of therapies should, or can, we begin soon after stroke onset? In this commentary, some of the barriers and drivers for early rehabilitation research and practice are explored.