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Understanding Brain Injury: Types, Effects, and Outcomes
Mar 17, 2021
Understanding Brain Injury: Types, Effects, and Outcomes
Back to School: Keeping up with your Child’s Hemiparesis Exercises
Hemiparesis Exercises
Back to School: Keeping up with your Child’s Hemiparesis Exercises
Back to School: Keeping up with your Child’s Hemiparesis Exercises Back to school can bring a variety of challenges for any family. I can be even more complicated for caregivers of children with hemiparesis. Between school work, extracurriculars, sports or chores, the day can become full very quickly. Many parents report that it can be hard to find time to keep up with the daily home exercise programs prescribed by their therapists. Studies of this area back up this finding. A recent systematic review noted that home programs for children that are convenient, social, and enjoyable are the most likely to be followed through with by families. Check out these useful tips to help keep your kiddo on track with their rehabilitation exercises with minimal stresses for mom or dad even after the school year starts. Tips for kid's rehabilitation exercises * Make it fun – anyone with a child knows that you can’t force them to pay attention to anything for very long if they aren’t interested, but therapy time can fly by when they are having fun. Get them excited to use their affected arm by incorporating it into game play. The competition and challenge inherent in games has also been shown to increase motivation and engagement. * Keep track of progress - Both adults and kiddos like to know when they are making progress. By documenting even subtle increases in ability, Kiddos can start share in the pride and self-efficacy that comes from accomplishing a goal. * Keep the challenge just right - Make sure the expectations you have for your child are realistic and appropriate for their age, condition and developmental capacity. Avoid boredom or burnout by working with your therapist to ensure that any home program is tailored to your kiddo’s level of ability. * Set aside time - If exercise isn’t built into a routine it almost always gets forgotten. Be realistic about how much time you and your kiddo actually have to devote to home exercises and try to keep it consistent. * Prepare the body and the mind - Don’t underestimate how much the environment can affect your kiddo. When getting ready to exercise the affected arm, reduce excess stimulation such as loud or distracting music or lighting. Talk to your therapist about providing some preparatory sensory grounding strategies prior to exercises. * Reward and Praise - Most kiddos respond well to structured goal attainment. Sticker charts with weekly awards for completing home exercise sessions can be effective. Remind your little one of the amazing job they are doing by pointing out areas of growth and achievement and link it to their hard work during exercise time. Reference Holt CJ, McKay CD, Truong LK, Le CY, Gross DP, Whittaker JL. Sticking to It: A Scoping Review of Adherence to Exercise Therapy Interventions in Children and Adolescents With Musculoskeletal Conditions. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2020 Sep;50(9):503-515. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2020.9715. Epub 2020 Aug 1. PMID: 32741327.
NeoMano: A Grasp Assist Device Gets Ready to Make a Debut!
NeoMano
NeoMano: A Grasp Assist Device Gets Ready to Make a Debut!
The NeoMano is a soft, wearable robotic glove that allows for grasp of everyday objects using the thumb post and the pointer and middle fingers with use of titanium wires and a small motor and battery pack.
Global Trend of Artificial Intelligence Healthcare 1: U.S. and Europe
Artificial Intelligence
Global Trend of Artificial Intelligence Healthcare 1: the U.S. and Europe
Major countries including U.S., Europe, Japan, and South Korea are focusing on policy capacities to their industrial development and investments in R&D in order to utilize the active use of big data, ICT and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The 4 Most Misunderstood Myths About Stroke and Stroke Recovery
Misunderstood Myths
The 4 Most Misunderstood Myths About Stroke and Stroke Recovery
There can be some misinformation or misunderstandings about the facts surrounding stroke and stroke recovery.
Can Stress Cause A Stroke? The Answer May Shock You!
Stroke and Stress
Can Stress Cause A Stroke? The Answer May Shock You!
The resulting stress can lead to some serious problems — one of them being an increased risk of suffering a stroke!
Ministroke and Stroke: What Should We Do for TIA Recovery?
Mini Stroke
Ministroke and Stroke: What Should We Do for TIA Recovery?
Act as fast as you can for TIA (mini-stroke) recovery. Learn about TIA (ministroke) symptoms and ministroke recovery.
Movement and Strength of Children with Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy Rehab
Movement and Strength of Children with Cerebral Palsy
It can be confusing to determine what type and frequency of strength training activity would be helpful for children with cerebral palsy. Follow these tips to set up an effective program.
Stroke Rehab Products - 6 Gadgets for Stroke Survivors
Gadgets for Stroke
Stroke Rehab Products - 6 Gadgets for Stroke Survivors
Discover 6 effective and affordable stroke rehab products. The more you exercise and activate neuroplasticity, the faster you will see positive results. Learn about these 6 stroke recovery gadgets you should consider today.
Hand Exercise for Stroke Rehabilitation
hand exercises after stroke
Hand Exercise for Stroke Rehabilitation
A variety of exercise sequences can assist with maintaining range of motion and improving hand function following stroke.
Medical Tests for Diagnosing Strokes
Diagnosing Strokes
Medical Tests for Diagnosing Strokes
A stroke is a medical condition occurring due to anomalies in the cerebral blood vessels. To determine the cause of a stroke medical professionals may order one of these test.
How to measure stroke recovery properly
Stroke Recovery
How To Measure Stroke Recovery Properly
Consistent participation in rehabilitation can be hard to sustain, often because it is difficult for patients to notice progress as it is happening.
Family Support After Stroke: How Can I Help?
Family Support
Family Support After Stroke: How Can I Help?
If you are wondering where to begin check out these tips on how to best support your loved one after a stroke.
Artificial Intelligence(AI) Healthcare and Customized Rehabilitation
Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence(AI) Healthcare and Customized Rehabilitation
Artificial Intelligence Healthcare is emerging as next-generation technology, bringing fundamental changes to one's lifestyle like stroke rehabilitation.
NEOFECT Extender: Help For a Common Problem After Stroke
Neofect Extender
Neofect Extender: Help For a Common Problem After Stroke
The NEOFECT Extender is a functional orthosis that is used to minimize spasticity, maintain functional grasp as well as prevent stiffness.
Stroke Rehabilitation
Stroke Rehab
Stroke Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation training can help improve the quality and degree of movement that is affected related to stroke.