Rehab with Real-World Objects for Improved Hand Use After Stroke
Jun 30, 2020
Rehab with Real-World Objects for Improved Hand Use After Stroke
Setting Personal Goals After Stroke
Stroke Recovery
Setting 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.
Staying Motivated After Stroke
Stroke Recovery
Staying 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 Lingo: Part 2
Stroke Lingo
Stroke Lingo Part 2: Swallowing Changes After Stroke
To continue our discussion about tricky stroke-related terms, let’s talk about some words that relate to swallowing disorders that can occur after a stroke.
Stroke Lingo: Part 1
Stroke Management
Stroke 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?
Warning Signs of Stroke: What to Notice
Stroke Prevention
Warning 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.
Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Stroke
Stroke Management
Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Stroke
A “healthy lifestyle” can really take on a lot of different meanings depending on who you are talking to!
Brain Anatomy 101: Major Structures and Functions
brain anatomy
Brain Anatomy 101: Major Structures and Functions
Weighing only three pounds on average, the adult brain may seem small; but, as the control center for all human functions, the brain’s big role in our bodies is undeniable.
Improving Balance After Stroke - Part 2
Stroke Recovery
Improve 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.
Knowledge is Power: Stroke Risk Factors
stroke risk factors
Knowledge 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.
What are the different Types of Stroke?
Stroke Recovery
What 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.
Managing Arm Swelling Following a Stroke
Stroke Recovery
Managing Arm Swelling Following a Stroke
Strokes that cause one-sided weakness often have another frustrating consequence: swelling in the affected arm and hand.
What is Tenodesis and How Can I Use it to My Benefit After a Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal Cord Injury
What 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.
Regaining Balance After a Stroke - Part 1
Stroke Recovery
Improve 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.
Can I exercise with ALS?
neurodegenerative disease
Can 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.
What is the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)?
NIHSS
What is the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)?
The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a stroke assessment tool used by clinicians to evaluate and document stroke severity. Results from this measure can help predict a patient's recovery and determine their medical course.