If either you or a family member is at risk for stroke, talk to your doctor. In other procedures, the doctor may attempt to remove the clot. Physical Therapy PT - helps restore physical function and motor skills such as walking and range of motion. Stroke Treatment The kind of treatment doctors use depends on the type of stroke, either ischemic or hemorrhagic. Another treatment option for some stroke patients is an endovascular procedure in which specially trained doctors attempt to remove the blood clot by sending a catheter to the site of the blocked blood vessel in the brain. During all phases of rehabilitation, stroke patients typically work with a team of professionals from different specialties. Ischemic Stroke Treatment An ischemic stroke occurs as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures and spills blood into brain tissue.