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Understanding Brain Injury: Types, Effects, and Outcomes
Mar 17, 2021
Understanding Brain Injury: Types, Effects, and Outcomes
Brain Anatomy 101: Major Structures and Functions
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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.
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?
ALS
Can I Exercise With ALS?
Recent 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 clinical assessment of stroke severity. Results from this measure can help predict a patient's recovery and determine their medical course following acute stroke.
Why Are Repetitive Motions Important After a Stroke?
Stroke Recovery
Why 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.
What is Ataxia?
Post-Stroke
What is Ataxia?
Ataxia refers to the loss of control of voluntary movements of the body, including the limbs, face, or eyes. Ataxia can be an independent occurrence or a consequence of a stroke. Read on to learn more about this neurological symptom and how it is treated.
What is Apraxia?
Post-Stroke
What 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.
Outpatient Rehab: Outpatient or At-Home Therapy
Home Rehab
Outpatient 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.
Tips for Unlocking Neuroplasticity After Stroke Part 1
Neuroplasticity
Tips 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.
What is a Brain Aneurysm?
brain aneurysm
What 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.
The Importance of Setting Up a Post Stroke Routine
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Creating a Post Stroke Recovery Routine at Home
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.