Post Stroke Exercise Videos

Stroke survivors are at high risk for falls. In fact, up to 73% of stroke survivors experience a fall in the first six months after discharge home.  Common physical effects of stroke are muscle weakness and less control of an affected arm or leg. Survivors often work with therapists to restore strength and control through exercise programs. They also learn skills to deal with the loss of certain body movements. 

stroke rehab exercise

Rehabilitation is an important step during a stroke survivor’s road to recovery and these exercises can serve as a general guide. Please speak with your health care provider and/or physical therapist before performing any of these exercises. 

Post Stroke Exercises

  1. Crumbling a Piece of Paper(link opens in new window)
  2. Sitting Trunk Rotations
  3. Supported Reaching and Grasping(link opens in new window)
  4. Supported Mini Squats(link opens in new window)
  5. Standing Hip Abduction(link opens in new window)
  6. Sit to Stand(link opens in new window)
  7. Dynamic Weight Shifts(link opens in new window)
  8. Staggered Stance
  9. Standing: Feet Together, Eyes Open/Closed(link opens in new window)
  10. Calf Stretch(link opens in new window)
  11. Single Leg Mini Squats(link opens in new window)
  12. Getting Up From a Fall(link opens in new window)
  13. Sitting Weight Bearing Elbow(link opens in new window)
  14. Single Leg Stance
  15. Mini Lunge(link opens in new window)
  16. Small Step Ups with Support(link opens in new window)
  17. Swiss Ball Weight Shifts(link opens in new window)
  18. Bridge Weight Shifts(link opens in new window)
  19. Quadruped Weight Shifts(link opens in new window)
  20. Resisted Supine Diagonal Shoulder Flexion(link opens in new window)
  21. Shoulder Horizontal Range of Motion(link opens in new window)
  22. Shoulder Range of Motion(link opens in new window)
  23. Side Laying Knee Flexion
  24. Side Laying Hip Flexion with Affected Leg on Top(link opens in new window)
  25. Supine Elbow Flexion Extension(link opens in new window)
  26. Supine Heal Slides(link opens in new window)
  27. Supine Knees Side to Side(link opens in new window)
  28. Supine Leg Crossing(link opens in new window)
  29. Supine Shoulder Flexion AROM (link opens in new window)