There is no specific time frame for stroke survivors to begin walking again, according to Mayo Clinic. Factors that affect rehabilitation include the severity of the stroke and any complications that resulted from it. Some people recover quickly, some need long-term care, and others never recover.
Rehabilitation following a stroke usually begins within 24 to 48 hours during the stroke patient’s initial hospital stay, reports Mayo Clinic. Some stroke survivors move to a long-term rehabilitation facility following an initial stay in the hospital, and some require months or years of rehabilitation to regain full functionality in the areas of the body affected by the stroke.