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Physical Therapy Restores Walking After Stroke

Upon admission to Helen Hayes Hospital following a stroke, Joe had right sided weakness and poor balance. At the start of his physical therapy sessions, he required the assistance of two therapists to walk.
With intensive physical therapy focused on strengthening and motor learning, Joe progressed from requiring two people to walk to walking with assistance from one therapist and the use of a cane and orthotic. The orthotic helped Joe control his right knee and foot during walking.