Hemiparesis in childrenHemiparesis in Children: Pitfalls and Rehabilitation Solutions from an Occupational Therapist
If you and your kiddo are starting out in your therapy journey, problems and plateaus will occur. Here are 3 common missteps.
Stroke ExercisesStroke Exercises for Each Stage of Stroke Recovery
With the abundance of stroke-related research, it’s important to remember that every stroke, just like every person, is different! Here are some examples.
NeuroplasticityTips for Unlocking Neuroplasticity After Stroke Part 1
It is impossible to fully reverse stroke damage, current research has shown that the brain is capable of relearning lost skills even years after a stroke through a process called Neuroplasticity.
brain aneurysmWhat is a Brain Aneurysm?
A brain aneurysm is when one has a bulge in a blood vessel located in the brain. A brain aneurysm can burst or leak and when that happens it can cause a hemorrhagic stroke.
SpasticitySpasticity and Stroke
A stroke is caused by either a blockage of a blood vessel or bleeding in or around the brain, which results in a lack of oxygen to the brain and the death of brain cells.
parkinsons diseaseWhat's the Difference Between Resting Tremor and Essential Tremor and How to Manage Them With Parkinson's Disease?
A tremor is a rhythmic shakiness of a body part due to involuntary muscle contractions. This can happen when the body is resting or can happen when the body begins to move.
stroke recovery and rehabilitationHow Can I Increase My Shoulder Strength and Decrease Pain After a Stroke?
It is important to start doing therapeutic exercises as soon as your doctor clears you to after a stroke. Many people may experience shoulder weakness which can lead to shoulder pain.
stroke recovery storiesStroke Recovery Stories - Using Smart Glove for E-Stim
After experiencing a stroke, Glen was searching for alternative therapy options after he ran out of resources with his outpatient rehabilitation. The Smart Glove resonated with him because this at-home stroke rehabilitation device reinforces exercises and habits that stimulate Neuroplasticity.
numbness after stroke treatmentAre There Treatments For Numbness After a Stroke?
Many stroke survivors experience numbness in their affected limbs. This makes it very hard for stroke survivors to be functional with their affected limbs. Luckily, stroke survivors have the ability to overcome the numbness.
Robotic HandIs Biofeedback or a Robotic Hand Better for Rehabilitation After Stroke: a Therapist's Perspective
A stroke is caused by either a blockage of a blood vessel or bleeding in or around the brain, which results in a lack of oxygen to the brain and the death of brain cells. The residual physical effects of the loss of brain cells will depend on the area of the brain that was affected.
NeuroplasticityCan E-Stim Help Jumpstart Your Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation?
Gentle electrical stimulation(Estim) has been used for years in therapy clinics to help retrain the connections between the brain and the body.
stroke recovery time10 Tips From an Occupational Therapist on How to Stay Committed to Stroke Recovery at Home
Here are 10 tips that help you stay committed to stroke recovery program at home for successful healing after a stroke.
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.
neurodegenerative diseaseCan I Exercise with ALS?
Recent scientific studies support that moderate exercise may help maintain muscle strength and enhance quality of life for those with ALS. Read our tips on exercising safely with the condition.
Stroke RecoveryWhy Are Repetitive Motions Important After a Stroke?
Stroke survivors face a unique and difficult challenge: repairing and remodeling their bodies, minds, and lives. The process can often seem like mapping out a brand new course through totally uncharted waters.