brain anatomyBrain 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.
Stroke RecoveryImprove 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.
stroke risk factorsKnowledge 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.
Stroke RecoveryWhat 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.
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.
Stroke RecoveryImprove 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.
ALSCan 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.
NIHSSWhat 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.
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.
Post-StrokeWhat 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.
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.
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 rehabilitationCreating 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.