High-intensity rehabilitation for stroke recovery

ICREA Research Professor Paul Verschure and Belén Rubio Ballester —Group Leader and Postdoctoral Researcher at IBEC’s Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS) Group, appear in the media because of their collaborative study with Nick S. Ward de la UCL about a retrospective analysis that concludes that high-intensity therapy beginning within 6 months post-stroke offers the best rehabilitation outcomes, suggesting that standards of care offered by many healthcare systems should be re-analysed.

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This study published in the prestigious Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry demonstrates the overwhelming benefits of high-intensity —as opposed to low-intensity— rehabilitation, as well as further confirming the known advantages of initiating therapy sooner following a stroke.

Our results demonstrated the clear benefits of high-intensity, early-start rehabilitation programmes for stroke patients, and suggest to us that standard of care offered by many healthcare systems should be reanalysed.

Belén Rubio Ballester, first author of the study.

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