Hand RehabRehab with Real-World Objects for Improved Hand Use After Stroke
Does your home exercise program go beyond basic stretching and strengthening? Consider incorporating task-specific training into your routine to maximize arm and hand function.
Hand RehabHand Rehab after Stroke: The Top 5 Evidenced-Based Methods
You've probably heard a lot of recommendations on how to recover hand function after stroke. We sifted through the research for you to explain the top 5 medically proven methods for hand rehabilitation, why they work, and who they work for.
Electrical StimulationWill Electrical Stimulation Help Me Recover from Stroke?
Here are the answers to your questions about electrical stimulation: What is electrical stimulation? What can it be used for after stroke? What other devices can be used? Will e-stim help me recover from stroke?
Stroke RecoveryUnderstanding the Brunnstrom Stages of Stroke Recovery
There are six Brunnstrom stages that describe the process of movement recovery after stroke. Here's what each stage means for your arm and what you can do for home exercise to maximize function.
Strategies for Stroke SurvivorsThe Best Tips for Stroke Survivors to Maximize Recovery and Participation
Physical health, work, and leisure are still options after stroke. Here are some of the the best things to know to stay productive and fulfilled as a stroke survivor.
Vision TherapyStroke Lingo Part 4: Vision Changes After Stroke
More than half of stroke survivors experience visual impairment following stroke. Read on to better understand common stroke-related visual problems including field cuts, neglect, and double vision.
Stroke Survivor SupportThe Stroke Journey: Finding Your Support System
Though each person experiences stroke recovery differently, one thing remains the same: the stronger your support system, the higher the impact on psychosocial health, recovery of function, and overall social participation.
Spasticity after strokeStroke Lingo Part 3: Muscle Function Changes After Stroke
Part three of the Stroke Lingo blog series reviews clinical words commonly used to describe post-stroke muscle changes including muscle tone, spasticity, and contracture.
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 one is contemplating or committed to a health decision, understanding the psychology behind motivation can help remove obstacles in the path towards change.
Stroke RecoveryImprove 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 is an interruption in blood supply to the brain that 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.
Stroke RecoveryImprove Balance After 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.