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Acute rehabilitation for a patient following a right parietal lobe stroke

A patient with right parietal lobe stroke was seen for physical therapy treatment for 3 sessions in July at an acute care hospital. 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 manual muscle testing, Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment, 10 meter walk test, and a plan of care was established. Main goals for the patient were to improve strength, gait speed, static and dynamic standing balance, and functional independence. Main interventions used were over ground gait training, static and dynamic balance training, and strength training. The patient improved strength, gait speed, balance, and functional independence. The patient was discharged to home with home health physical therapy.

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