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!

We’re passionate about hand therapy because our rehabilitation device, MusicGlove, can help improve hand function with results in just 2 weeks! It’s fast and fun, and our patients love it.

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 Make the Most Gains

As you get started with your exercise regimen, remember to keep the 3 most important things in mind…

Stroke recovery = neuroplasticity + repetition + consistency

If you follow that formula, then you will absolutely start to see improved mobility in your body.

And those results – however fast or slow they may be – will help keep you motivated on your road to recovery.