Stroke rehabilitation can encompass a variety of physical, cognitive and emotional activities to help people recover from stroke and regain any lost abilities, according to Mayo Clinic. Rehabilitation specialists typically tailor specific techniques and approaches to the abilities affected by the stroke.
Specifically, physical activities to improve function after a stroke include strengthening exercises, mobility training, range-of-motion therapy and constraint therapy, which involves immobilizing an unaffected limb to improve the function of an affected limb, according to Mayo Clinic. Rehabilitation therapists can also incorporate technology into a stroke rehabilitation plan through the use of electrical stimulation of muscles, robotic technology, virtual reality therapy and noninvasive brain stimulation. Therapy for communication and psychological disorders can help patients regain communication skills and cognitive abilities as well as help patients adjust emotionally.