Posted on: September 30, 2015

How Does Rehabilitation Help?

benefits and information about rehabilitation

The recovery journey looks different for everyone and should include a plan to lower the risk of future strokes.

Stroke Rehabilitation helps a person reach their personal goals.1 While in rehabilitation people will learn skills to help them:

• Get stronger
• Problem-solve
• Cope with stroke
• Re-connect with the community

Stroke rehabilitation helps people be as independent as possible.

How long persons need to be in rehabilitation depends on their needs following a stroke.
If you have questions about your personal plan of care, please link with your healthcare team for more information.


1. Dawson D, Knox J, McClure A, Foley N, and Teasell R, on behalf of the Stroke Rehabilitation Writing Group. Chapter 5: Stroke Rehabilitation.
In Lindsay MP, Gubitz G, Bayley M, and Phillips S (Editors) on behalf of the Canadian Stroke Best Practices and Standards Advisory Committee. Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care: 2013; Ottawa, Ontario Canada: Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Stroke Network.
2. MOHLTC, (2000) Report on the Joint Stroke Strategy working Group: Executive Summary – Toronto, Ontario
3. Final Report of the Stroke Rehabilitation System, Consensus Panel, 2007