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Inpatient rehabilitation for a patient following a mild right ischemic stroke

A patient with right anterior pons and superior cerebellar stroke was seen for physical therapy treatment for 16 sessions from 6/11/14 to 6/23/14 at an inpatient physical therapy clinic. Treatment was provided by a student physical therapist under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. The patient was evaluated at the initial encounter with Timed Up and Go, 10 Meter Walk Test, Dynamic Gait Index, Berg Balance Scale, and Functional Independence Measure, and a plan of care was established. Main goals for the patient were to improve strength, range of motion, motor control and sequencing during functional activities, gait speed, static and dynamic standing balance, and functional independence. Main interventions used were over-ground gait training, restorative training, task-specific training, and functional training. The patient improved strength, motor control and sequencing, gait speed, balance, and functional independence. The patient was discharged to home with a home exercise program and with follow up with outpatient physical therapy.

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