May 7, 2015: The third leading cause of death in the United States is stroke.
And those fortunate enough to survive a stroke often face problems with mobility, speech, balance, weakness, and memory loss, among other symptoms. Fortunately, depending on the severity of the stroke and the health of the individual – many of these side effects can be effectively treated by a physical therapist.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Julia M. O. Castleberry, MS PT, DPT, CLT, GCS, NCS, addresses all aspects of strokes, including describing what stroke rehabilitation looks like; how to spot a stroke; identifying who is at risk, and how to lower that risk.
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Physical therapist Julia M. O. Castleberry, MS PT, DPT, CLT, GCS, NCS, has practiced in adult rehabilitation for the past 20 years. An assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program of Radford University, her areas of expertise and board specialty certifications include geriatrics and neurology. In addition to teaching and clinical practice, Castleberry lectures nationally on the topics of geriatrics, falls, and stroke rehabilitation.