Stroke rehabilitation – key recommendations from RCP

The Royal College of Physicians has recently published its 2016 ‘National clinical guideline for stroke’ covering every aspect of stroke management.

Over 30 key recommendations are made, including:

  • Specialist rehabilitation should be offered in the outpatient setting
  • Specialist services should be capable of meeting the specific healthcare needs of people with stroke of all ages
  • Therapy should be offered if goals for specific functions and activities can be identified and agreed and the potential for change is likely
  • People with walking and mobility problems, including ataxia, should be assessed by neurological therapists experienced in neurological rehabilitation

The Bobath Centre offers specialist stroke rehabilitation

RCP 2016 National clinical guideline for stroke