Whether you’ve had a stroke or a hip replacement, recovery involves working to restore functioning to as close to normal as possible. And there’s no doubt that it is work and it may hurt, but resisting the course of therapy your medical team has outlined means you are shortchanging yourself in the long run, when you’ll need your physical abilities the most to stay independent and active. Start by getting familiar with the different types of therapy and what each one does.
Click on each of these types to learn more:
Occupational therapy: relearning the activities of daily living
Physical therapy: when the goal is restoring movement
Speech therapy: regaining the ability to communicate
Vocal therapy: a more focused approach to regaining communication skills
Vocational therapy: help for stroke recovery