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Exercise for chronic stroke survivors: A policy perspective

Mary Stuart, ScD, et al.

Figure. Potential impact of therapeutic exercise models for chronic stroke.

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Usually, prevention or acute treatment for stroke is emphasized. However, few services currently target stroke survivors. The development of a partnership led by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to develop community exercise programs throughout the VHA and the greater community can lead to improved physical benefits for stroke survivors and their families. The VHA is currently looking at duplicating an Italian model for community exercise and rehabilitation through partnerships between community-based outpatient clinics and community Offices on Aging.

Volume 45 Number 2, 2008
   Pages 329 — 336

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