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Stroke: Positioning of a Stroke Patient - Left Hemiplegia

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Position of a Stroke Patient

Proper positioning of a stroke patient outside therapy hours is very important. It helps complement the effects achieved during therapy sessions.

Proper positioning will:

  1. Help prevent abnormal tension in muscles while at rest (muscle tone).
  2. Maintain muscle length, which will prevent muscle tightness.
  3. Help the patient learn correct postures

The patient’s position should be changed frequently to avoid chest complications, pressure sores and discomfort.

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