neurodegenerative diseaseCan I Exercise with ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by progressive muscle atrophy.
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.
AtaxiaWhat is Ataxia?
Ataxia refers to the loss of control of voluntary movements of the body, including the limbs, face, or eyes. Ataxia is usually considered to be a symptom of an underlying diagnosis like stroke, cerebral palsy (CP), multiple sclerosis, or a brain tumor, rather than an independent occurrence.
post strokeWhat is Apraxia?
Throughout the course of a day, the human body is constantly coordinating movement. However, when brain areas controlling movement are damaged, a breakdown in motor planning can occur. This breakdown can also be referred to as Apraxia.
Home RehabOutpatient Rehab: Outpatient or At-Home Therapy
About 2/3 of stroke survivors receive rehabilitation services. Depending on the level of medical care required, a patient can receive inpatient, outpatient, or home therapy.
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.
stroke recovery and rehabilitationThe Importance of Setting Up a Post Stroke Routine
Having a daily routine helps us create habits to meet our goals. After a stroke, organizing your day in a way that works for you will help you stay focused on your stroke rehab and recovery.
In the United States alone, more than 6.5 million people have experienced and lived through a stroke. More than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year, and our objective is to help those survivors and their families through providing resources, information, tools,
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.
NeuroplasticityUsing the NEOFECT Smart Glove to Maximize Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is used to treat people with Hemiplegia by constraining or restricting movement of the non-affected hand to force a person to use their affected hand.
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.
parkinsons diseaseWhy Exercise is Vital For Combating Parkinson's Disease
Exercise is beneficial for everyone, but when it comes to Parkinson’s, exercise can not only help improve both motor and non-motor symptoms, it can also create a neuroprotective effect.
Stroke RecoveryHow Can I Regain Hand Function After a Stroke?
Many stroke survivors notice that the hand takes the longest to recover after a stroke. This may become very frustrating for many. However, there are two main techniques and exercises that can help speed the recovery of the hand up!
multiple sclerosisWhy is Energy Conservation Important for Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s immune system to interfere with the way our brain sends messages to our body.