Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke is known as a neurological disease that affects the brain due to interrupted brain blood supply. In Singapore itself, there are about 8849 stroke incidents reported, an increase from the number of incidences in 2010 at 5890.

Stroke rehabilitation is key in post-stroke recovery, as it is the quickest and non-invasive intervention as time is essential for post-stroke recovery.

There are several implications of stroke:

  • Weakness in upper and lower limbs of affected side
  • Mobility and ability to perform Basic Activities of Daily Living (BADL)
  • Difficulty to swallow
  • Cognitive difficulties such as poor attention, memory and/or reasoning
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional changes such as anger, anxiety, or depression
  • Behavioural and personality changes
  • Incontinence
  • Spasticity


Other complications may include:

  • Contracture of muscles or joints
  • Muscle spasticity
  • Pressure sores
  • Infections

The good news is rehabilitation can improve the impacts and complications of stroke!

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