Neurorehabilitation after Stroke

Rüdiger J. Seitz,1 Leeanne M. Carey2

1. Centre of Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, LVR-Klinikum Düsseldorf, and Department of Neurology, University Hospital Düsseldorf, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
2. Neurorehabilitation and Recovery, Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne Brain Centre – Austin Campus, Heidelberg Victoria, Australia; Department of Occupational Therapy, LaTrobe University, Bundoora, Australia

Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest.
Received: 05.07.13 Accepted: 29.08.13
Citation: EMJ Neurol. 2013;1:38-45.


Recovery from ischaemic stroke is determined in the acute phase by the lesion impact of ischaemia and subsequently, by functional and structural network changes in the spared brain tissue. Neurorehabilitation supports the restitution of function using repetitive, learning-based and, more recently, technology-based training strategies.

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