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Physiotherapy. Elderly woman stroke patient is assisted by a physiotherapist to use a zimmer frame to walk. This therapy enables the patient to relearn to walk, as part of a rehabilitation programme. A stroke is caused by interruption of the flow of blood to the brain which may cause paralysis, to varying degrees. Affected limbs may, through physiotherapy, have their use restored. Physiotherapy is the treatment of disorders or injuries using physical methods, such as exercise, massage or electric currents, to restore muscle strength and mobility and to reduce joint stiffness.
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