Stroke recovery stages vary for each person. Healing after a stroke can be a challenging and emotional process, and it is different for everyone.1 A stroke can affect a person’s: • Movement • Coordination • Vision • Speech • Swallowing • Thinking abilities • Emotional processing The location, extent of the lesion or tissue involvement, time before treatment, and other factors all affect the outlook for recovery. However, experts have identified a general pattern of motor recovery from stroke.2 This article discusses the Brunnstrom stages of stroke recovery and what you can expect from rehabilitation after a stroke.