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Rehabilitation Therapy Can Help Stroke Victims

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Disability Help Group

When an individual suffers a stroke and the effects of it become disabling, long-term disability benefits could help offset lost income if returning to work is not a realistic option for the sufferer.

According to a report from the National Institutes of Health, the organization has assessed the results of the longest stroke rehabilitation study ever conducted in this country. The study focused on two types of rehabilitation with the purpose being to help stroke victims to be able to walk normally again.

One type of rehabilitation includes a training program that focuses on a body-weight supported treadmill device followed by a regimen of walking. This is conducted in a special facility. The second type of rehabilitation looked at was with patients who received physical therapy within their own home.

The study found that it didn’t matter which type of rehabilitation was chosen, both were successful in helping stroke victims to work toward recovery. Not only was there immediate success but even up to 1 year later, rehabilitation had long-term benefits.

Another finding in this study was that even when stroke patients didn’t immediately start rehabilitation, they were able to improve their walking as late as 6 months after suffering a stroke.

Consulting with a long-term disability representative should be your next step if you have suffered a stroke or any other severe condition that prevents you from working. a representative can help determine if you qualify to receive long-term disability benefits.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.