Virtual therapy improves upper limb function in community-dwelling stroke survivors

Takeaway

  • Virtual therapy-based exercise delivered through a community-based stroke support group improves upper limb function with no adverse effects.

Why this matters

    These findings support the use of virtual therapy in community-based rehabilitation in chronic stroke recovery. The very high adherence to the exercise program and absence of adverse events suggests that virtual therapy can be safely tolerated in stroke survivors with mild-to-moderate upper-extremity impairment.