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Ask your doctor about your post-stroke limitations
BEFORE you start an exercise program!

STRETCH FOR FLEXIBILITY AND BALANCE

Stretching increases flexibility and range of motion. If a joint is more flexible, there is less risk of injury and joint movement is much easier. After a stroke, muscle imbalance causes stiffness and weakness. Certain joints are particularly prone to stiffness. Here are a few useful stretches. (Hold each stretch about 20 seconds.)

SHOULDER STRETCHES

shoulder stretches

HAND STRETCHES

shoulder stretches

NECK STRETCHES

shoulder stretches

BACK STRETCHES

shoulder stretches