Stroke remains among the most compelling public health issues in the world today. Modern medical science offers rehabilitation for these patients but there is no treatment that gives solution to recover lost motor control even in the most advanced countries. The medical rehabilitation science continues to struggle to provide answer to loss and a life of dependence despite spending so much TIME, ENERGY, and MONEY.
21st century stroke patients continue to struggle to restore the lost sensory motor control. It also is associated with physical and psychological challenges that engulf patient’s family equally.
Family, society and state all loses productive time of the stroke subject and there is all around increasing frustration among the patients, their family, the medical fraternity consisting of the therapists and the doctors, the insurance companies and the Government.
Stroke rehabilitation remains an extended and labor-intensive affair that has seen very few major breakthroughs. Much of what is done world over in stroke rehabilitation is not only routine but more of a trial-and-error matter that is difficult to characterize. Rehabilitation practitioners, it is said, customize their interventions to each individual patient. One result is that stroke rehabilitation practice varies from one patient to another and from one rehabilitation center to another and thus often lacks the standardization that is being demanded in other areas of medical practice, as evidenced by the development of practice guidelines and standardized protocols. In other words, stroke rehabilitation remains a “black box” of sorts.