Case Report: Why is she falling?

A previously mobile woman experiences increasing falls and spasms after her stroke.

walking frame

Helen, aged 74, presents with a six-month history of progressive decline in mobility and frequent falls.

She had a CVA two years ago, which left her with residual left body paresis. Prior to this recent deterioration, Helen was able to mobilise independently with a frame. She lives with her husband, Ken.

As well as the increasingly frequent falls, Helen has been experiencing spasms in her left upper limb. These spasms are painful, interfering with her