Mobility after a stroke
Many stroke patients are left with mobility problems after the stroke. Surveys suggest that 15% of stroke survivors may have difficulty walking one year after the stroke. 25 -30% of stroke patients may have difficulty walking outside or climbing stairs at one year.
In addition to the stroke, other medical problems such as arthritis may make walking very difficult.
Physiotherapists and occupational therapists can sometimes help by providing further therapy after discharge from hospital, by helping patients climb stairs and providing walking aids