Robotic HandIs Biofeedback or a Robotic Hand Better for Rehabilitation After Stroke: a Therapist's Perspective
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. The residual physical effects of the loss of brain cells will depend on the area of the brain that was affected.
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.
Fall PreventionFall Prevention Techniques for Stroke Survivors
Stroke survivors are three times more likely to fall at home after having a stroke than the general population.
Congenital StrokeNeofect Smart Glove Helps Congenital Stroke Survivor Janet
NEOFECT Smart Glove user Janet suffered a congenital stroke when she was an infant. Janet went through therapy as a youth, took some time off, returning to therapy as an adult to take control of her body once again.
Stroke RehabHow the Neofect Smart Glove Stroke Rehab Device Aids in Stroke Recovery
The NEOFECT Smart Glove is a stroke rehab device to help stroke survivors regain functionality in their hands and arms.
Stroke PreventionHow Can I Prevent Having Another Stoke?
More than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year. About 185,00 of these strokes happen to people who have had a previous stroke.
Signs of Stroke for MenWhat are the Early Warning Signs of Stroke in Men?
Both men and women can suffer from a stroke. However, men exhibit different warning signs than woman do.
stroke recovery storiesStroke Recovery Story - Stroke Survivor Annie
Home exercise programs are crucial for stroke recovery but can be discouraging when not seeing immediate results. Annie was in her late 20’s when she suffered a stroke and faced an uphill battle to regain usage of her right arm.
stroke hand contractureHow can I Prevent Hand Contracture After a Stroke?
Contracture is another name for extreme stiffness in the muscles, joints, or connective tissue. It is an advanced form of spasticity. Many stroke survivors suffer from a large amount of spasticity in their affected hand, which can lead to a clenched fist.
muscle atrophyWhat is Muscle Atrophy and How Can I prevent it?
Muscle atrophy is when the muscle wastes away and is often experienced by patients with stroke. When we don’t use our muscles regularly it causes them to thin out due to lack of active stimulation and exercise.
cognitive trainingNeofect’s Smart Pegboard is New Approach in Rehabilitation for Stroke Victims at Home
The NEOFECT Smart Pegboard offers a new approach to rehabilitation for stroke victims at home – games.
stroke recovery storiesStroke Recovery Stories - Stroke Survivor Marcy
After having a stroke, Marcy began looking for at-home stroke rehabilitation solutions. This is Marcy's stroke recovery story after her 1 month of acute rehab in the hospital.
stroke victim supportEmotional and Behavioral Challenges After a Stroke
Many people wonder if emotional and behavioral changes are permanent. The answer is usually no.
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.
NeuroplasticityCan E-Stim Help Jumpstart Your Outpatient Stroke Rehabilitation?
Gentle electrical stimulation(Estim) has been used for years in therapy clinics to help retrain the connections between the brain and the body.