Stroke Recovery Video featuring “My Wife Paola” – OPA

Even after 27 years, she’s still the most beautiful woman I know. Now, every day is a brand-new day. There’s always something new to overcome. Paola is working hard; she’s pushing forward. Step by step, she’s moving again and painting. Now, all I want to do is be there for her. Because no matter what life throws at us, we’ll always be together.

The Ontario Physiotherapy Association (OPA) shares the story of how physiotherapy can help after a stroke. Learn more about their #PhysioHelpsLives campaign.


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The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) represents physiotherapists, physiotherapist assistants and physiotherapist students across Canada. CPA members are rehabilitation professionals dedicated to the health, mobility and fitness of Canadians.

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals who combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, injury or disability.

More than 20,000 registered physiotherapists work in Canada, in private clinics, general and rehabilitation hospitals, community health centres, residential care and assisted-living facilities, home visit agencies, workplaces, and schools.

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