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Is there anything new for patient who have suffered a stroke?
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Physical therapy keeps advancing. New rehabilitative techniques are always under study. A recently applied technique that restricts the good arm while working with the bad arm has had effect in some cases. The brain continues to prove itself more plastic than thought, at various ages.

The first step is to find a physiatrist, this is an MD who specialized in PM&R, or physical medicine and rehabilitation. This doc will be able to give you a structural diagnosis and recommend the latest rehabilitative treatments.

In addition, here is an extensive lists of studies, some will be recruiting, for novel treatments in stroke.
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=stoke

Good Luck
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