Allina hospitals see progress with stepped-up approach to stroke therapy


[Star Tribune, December 04, 2016] A more aggressive approach to stroke therapy at Allina Health hospitals has helped patients get back up to speed with daily life.

Therapists have encouraged stroke victims to pick up the pace, or gait, of their walking as part of their inpatient rehabilitation, often within 24 hours of being hospitalized.

The end result, according to new research, is that patients doubled the gains made through conventional inpatient rehab, provided at Allina hospitals by the Courage Kenny rehab program.

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