Rehabilitation is fundamental in reducing residual motor problems of patients with stroke, both during hospitalization (known as the "acute/subacute phase") and after discharge (known as the "chronic phase"). In the last 2 decades, the use of robotics in poststroke rehabilitation has been investigated intensely and some positive clinical results have been found. We present the most recent results of a study using robotic therapy in the acute phase poststroke, when patients are likely to improve in the most relevant motor abilities.
Volume 48 Number 4, 2011
Pages 355 — 366
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