Full Body Exercises for Stroke Patients

Full Body Exercises for Stroke Patients

Welcome to our complete collection of exercises for stroke patients, where we will cover every muscle group from head to toe.

Let’s start with our foundation.

Leg Exercises

If you are starting with limited mobility, try these seated leg exercises that you can do from any comfortable seated position.

When you’re ready for a challenge, try these leg exercises from Liliana, DPT.

They’re also done from a seated position, but there are options to make each exercise easy or hard depending on your current mobility level.

Core Exercises

A strong core is essential for good balance and reducing your risk of falling.

For something easy, try these seated balance exercises.

Or, if you enjoy visual guidance, see these 5 core exercises with pictures. They’re all guided by Cassie, DPT, from our rehab exercise videos on FlintFit.

If you have good core strength already, then refer to our advanced balance exercises. Each exercise includes an option to make it more difficult when you’re looking for a challenge.

Arm Exercises

For those with hemiplegia (paralysis on one side of the body), some passive arm exercises are a great place to start.

For those with hemiparesis who have some movement in their arm, try some active arm exercises that can give your affected side a good workout.

Then, when you’re ready for a bigger challenge, we have some seated arm exercises that’ll really get your muscles working.

Wrist, Hand, and Finger Exercises

Now we’re ready to fine tune our abilities.

For your hands, we have 30+ hand therapy exercises for you to try. And if you’re looking for something with pictures, check out our therapy putty exercises that includes a free downloadable PDF!

Eye Exercises

Your eyes are controlled by muscles, and sometimes those muscles are weakened by stroke. Luckily, you can regain your vision after stroke by performing eye exercises.

Consistent, diligent eye exercise can help restore partial or total vision.

How to Massively Improve Full-Body Mobility

As you get started with your exercise regimen, there are 3 critically important things to focus on.

If you follow this formula, you will see massive results.

Stroke Rehab Success = Neuroplasticity + Repetition + Consistency

Neuroplasticity is how your brain rewires itself and heals after stroke.

When there is damage in the brain, neuroplasticity allows your brain to rewire new connections around the damage.

And the best way to activate neuroplasticity is with repetitive practice.

Each time you repeat something, like rehab exercises, your brain begins to rewire itself through neuroplasticity.

It works in a chain reaction like this:

  • The more you practice a movement, the more you activate neuroplasticity
  • The more neuroplasticity you activate, the stronger the connections in your brain become
  • The stronger your brain becomes, the stronger YOU become

With repetition being so important for stroke rehab success, it’s unfortunate that most patients only complete an average of 30-40 repetitions during a traditional therapy session.

That’s a problem. A problem that we fixed with our new full-body rehab tool called FitMi.

Improve Full-Body Mobility By Getting 12x More Reps In

FitMi is an interactive home therapy system that helps you achieve at least 12x more repetition. Here’s how we got that number:

When we tested FitMi at the clinic, 22 stroke survivors were able to complete 400 repetitions of full-body movement in just 30 minutes. And that’s including patients with severe impairment.

FitMi helped patients complete 12x the typical amount of repetition, which means neuroplasticity is being activated to the max and you see the best results possible.

If you’re trying to recover from stroke faster and improve full-body mobility, then FitMi is a great fit for you.

Learn more about FitMi and watch patient videos here.