What Do Physiotherapists Do in Stroke Rehabilitation? A Focus Group Discussion
Background: There are many techniques used for rehabilitation after stroke, and physiotherapists use them eclectically. However, some of the techniques are more effective than others.
Objectives: The objective of the study was to determine what techniques physiotherapists in Kano mostly use for stroke rehabilitation.
Method: Focused group discussions were carried out with 2 separate groups using a prepared interview guide consisting of 7 items.
Results: The result of the study showed that physiotherapists used a combination of techniques for stroke rehabilitation consisting mostly of the Bobath and Bruunstrom techniques.
Conclusion: The techniques physiotherapists use for stroke rehabilitation in Kano vary. However, the choice of a particular technique may not be evidence based, but rather from personal preference, experience of the therapists and relevant presentations of the patients.
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