To Find Out More
- MedlinePlus: Stroke Rehabilitation
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Stroke Information
- NINDS Stroke Rehabilitation Information
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has primary responsibility for disorders of the brain and nervous system, including the acute phase of stroke and restoration of function after stroke. For example, using noninvasive imaging technologies, NINDS-funded scientists are mapping patterns of biological activity inside the brain to understand how it reorganizes its functions (plasticity).
Other researchers are looking at brain reorganization after stroke to determine whether specific rehabilitative techniques can stimulate brain plasticity, thereby improving motor function and lessening disability. Other scientists are implanting neural stem cells, to see if they may be able to replace the cells that died as a result of a stroke.