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Physical deficits

25) Summary

By the end of this topic you should:

  • Know how stroke affects sensation and how you can help.
  • Know how to care for the affected arm and treatments available for the affected arm.
  • Know how you can help the person with balance and mobility after stroke.
  • Be aware of problems which could prevent the person walking after stroke.
  • Know how to prevent falls and what to do if the person has fallen.
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