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Bounce back from stroke with these exercises

Stretchy bands can help with a variety of "clam exercises" while standing, sitting and lying down.
Stretchy bands can help with a variety of "clam exercises" while standing, sitting and lying down.PHOTO: ST FILE

Maintaining a daily exercise routine at home can help to restore function to affected limbs

A dumb-bell, resistance bands and therapy balls are among the simple tools people can use to help regain their strength and physical function after a stroke.

While recovery can be daunting and a long-drawn process, maintaining a daily exercise routine at home can go a long way in restoring function to the affected limbs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2018, with the headline 'Bounce back from stroke with these exercises'. Print Edition | Subscribe