New Intervention Model for Stroke Rehab

Posted in Occupational Therapy

According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States. For patients recovering from a stroke, paralysis or loss of muscle movement on one side of the body can make daily chores and tasks more difficult to complete. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have received more than $2.7 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate a new intervention method that focuses on improving performance of everyday activities. Timothy Wolf, associate professor and chair of occupational therapy in the MU School of Health Professions, has been researching neurological injury rehabilitation for more than a decade and is evaluating a new intervention method that focuses on improving performance of everyday activities. “Stroke is a very complex neurological injury that can cause many impairments including muscle weakness and cognitive problems,” Wolf said. “Rather than addressing those issues individually, our new intervention...

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