Spasticity after strokeStroke Lingo Part 3: Muscle Function Changes After Stroke
After experiencing a stroke, your medical team will evaluate your muscle tone on your affected side. Part three of the Stroke Lingo blog series reviews clinical words commonly used to describe post-stroke muscle changes.
Medication ManagementMaking Medication Management Easier
Seventy percent of American adults report regularly taking at least one medication. Consider the following tips to streamline your medication management process:
Stroke RecoverySetting Personal Goals After Stroke
Goal-setting becomes the name of the game for stroke survivors as they transition from the hospital back into their homes and communities.
Stroke RecoveryStaying Motivated After Stroke
Whether contemplating or committed to a health decision, understanding the science behind motivation can help remove obstacles in the path towards change.
Speech TherapyStroke Lingo Part 2: Swallowing Changes After Stroke
A stroke may causes changes to the parts of the brain that control swallowing. In Stroke Lingo part two, we break down some words related to post-stroke swallowing disorders.
Speech TherapyStroke Lingo Part 1: Speech Changes After Stroke
Does it ever feel like you are learning to speak a new language when you are trying to talk about having a stroke?
Stroke PreventionWarning Signs of Stroke: What to Notice
Have you ever wondered what it may look or feel like when a person is having a stroke? A stroke can happen to anyone at any time; it will not stop to think about whether you are in the middle of something like working, grocery shopping, or driving.
Stroke ManagementHealthy Lifestyle Tips for Stroke
A “healthy lifestyle” can really take on a lot of different meanings depending on who you are talking to!
Brain FunctionBrain Anatomy 101: Major Structures and Functions
At only three pounds, the adult brain may seem small, but it's big role in the human body is undeniable.
Stroke RecoveryImproving Balance After Stroke - Part 2
Last week we talked a bit about how balance can be seriously affected after a stroke, and we began to talk about things you can do to improve your balance and overall safety.
stroke risk factorsKnowledge is Power: Stroke Risk Factors
We can’t predict the timeline for when a stroke may affect a particular person. But we can definitely spread awareness about risk factors.
Stroke RecoveryWhat are the Different Types of Stroke?
A stroke occurs when reduced bloodflow to the brain causes brain cell death. Some strokes result in permanent disability, whereas others are so mild that they go unnoticed.
Stroke RecoveryManaging Arm Swelling Following a Stroke
Strokes that cause one-sided weakness often have another frustrating consequence: swelling in the affected arm and hand.
Spinal Cord InjuryWhat is Tenodesis and How Can I Use it to My Benefit After a Spinal Cord Injury?
Tenodesis grasp and release is a biomechanical occurrence that allows for some opening and closing of the fingers by movement of the wrist.
Stroke RecoveryRegaining Balance After a Stroke - Part 1
In today’s culture, it seems that we are always in search of the elusive life balance. But when a person survives a stroke, the word balance goes much further than simply finding an equilibrium between work and life.