Post-StrokeWhat is Apraxia?
Throughout the course of a day, the human body is constantly coordinating movement. When brain areas controlling movement are damaged, a breakdown in motor planning can occur. This breakdown can also be referred to as Apraxia.
StrokeWhat causes a stroke?
Stroke is a disease caused by the abrupt stoppage of blood flow to the brain. When the blood vessel providing oxygen and nutrients is disrupted, your brain is cut-off from the supply of those critical
Electrical StimulationHow Can Electrical Stimulation Help After a Stroke?
Electrical stimulation therapy consists of taking electrodes and attaching them on to the skin over a muscle. Once the electrical stimulation unit is activated, it sends electrical currents to the muscle causing it to contract.
multiple sclerosisWhat is Multiple Sclerosis and How Can an Exercise Routine Help?
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack the central nervous system.
stroke recovery and rehabilitationHow to Quickly Recover After Stroke
Stroke recovery is different for every person. After someone survives a stroke their recovery starts day one and can continue for several years. The severity of the stroke impacts how a person’s recovery will go.
Spinal Cord InjuryDifference Between a Complete Spinal Cord Injury and Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries can happen in a variety of ways, whether that’s through a traumatic injury or a disease acquired at birth or later in life. These types of injuries result in damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord doesn’t have to be cut in order to have a loss of function.
Left Sided NeglectWhat is Left Neglect and How Can I Treat it?
Left sided neglect is defined as impaired awareness of stimuli on one side of the body, despite not having any sensory loss to that side of the body.
mirror therapy strokeStroke Exercises: Using Mirror Therapy and Mirror Neurons
Mirror therapy is an easy and low-tech therapy technique. It’s essentially a therapy that tricks your brain into thinking that the weakened hand or arm is moving.
Neuroplasticity5 Ways Brain Games For Stroke Rehabilitation Can Increase Brain Health
Did you know games can help increase your brain health? We think that’s pretty cool too! Keep reading to find out how...
left side stroke5 Symptoms of a Left Side Stroke of the Brain
Every stroke is different and will affect people differently based on the severity. The left hemisphere of the brain can cause the following 5 symptoms.
Stroke PreventionStroke Prevention - Can you Control Whether You Have A Stroke?
There is no way to determine for sure who will and who will not have a stroke. However, we do know that certain people are at greater risk than others.
Neuroplasticity4 Tips for Combating Hemiplegia Using the Power of the Brain
Consider functional things that you can do with your affected side. Get out of the habit of moving your affected side with your "good" or non-affected side.
NeuroplasticityWhy Neuroplasticity Matters to Post Stroke Rehabilitation
Research done on our RAPAEL Smart Glove and other therapy devices has shown that patients can achieve improvements even 20 years after the incident!
Brain InjuryUnderstanding Brain Injury: Types, Effects, and Outcomes
Brain injury is a widely recognized concept, but many are not aware that it is an umbrella term. To acknowledge Brain Injury Awareness Month this March, we shed light on all things brain injury.
Physical TherapyWalking After Stroke: 7 Exercises to Improve Strength and Balance
Gait training and balance training are key components of post stroke rehabilitation to help you learn to walk, improve your balance and coordination, and increase the strength of your hips, knees, and ankles to support your body when you move.