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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Stroke Recovery

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability globally, often leaving survivors with various physical, cognitive and emotional impairments that significantly impact their daily lives. In the journey toward recovery, occupational therapy plays a pivotal role in helping stroke survivors regain independence, improve their quality of life, and reintegrate into meaningful activities.

Occupational therapy plays a major role in helping stroke patients regain independence when it comes to performing daily activities. The therapy focuses on the physical, cognitive, social and emotional obstacles that occur following a stroke.

Occupational Therapy provides

  1. Assistance in self-care tasks promotes independence

  2. Exercises and ways to improve motor skills

  3. Ways to effectively recover cognitive skills

  4. Tactics to manage stress and emotions

Patients participate in exercises to help with strength, movement and sensation, along with new thinking strategies to help with remembering, planning and organizing. 

If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, call our Rehabilitation Services department at 419-354-8950 to find out more about our experienced staff and individualized treatments geared toward each patient's specific situation.