Hands of a stroke survivor learning a magic trick
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How can magic help stroke survivors?

11 October 2014 Last updated at 05:42 BST

People who have had a stroke - where the blood supply to part of the brain is blocked - are often left with after effects such as muscle weakness, which can be frustrating.

Rehabilitation and physiotherapy play a vital role in recovery, helping stroke survivors to maintain their independence.

But it can be difficult to keep up enthusiasm for doing exercises - so a new magical approach could make recovery from stroke more entertaining.

Lorna Stewart reports.

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