When it comes to rehabilitation, it could be time for some reflection

While stroke can be a life-changing event at any age, older patients are more at risk of losing their pre-stroke independence. Conditions such as pain and weakness in the limbs, problems linked to medication, and depression can leave these patients reliant on care from others. Employing a broad approach to rehabilitation can lessen the effects…

Electrical currents to improve speech: the evidence thus far

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a method of stimulating the brain with a low-intensity electrical current. The current can increase or decrease the activity of nerve cells in the brain, allowing researchers to target areas of the brain damaged by stroke. This technology boasts many benefits, as it is portable, non-invasive, does not hurt,…

Orthopedic footwear: the results are in, are you sticking with the program?

When it comes to post-stroke recovery, there are a lot of things competing for your attention. And that’s understandable — you’re learning, re-learning, and making discoveries every day. But as you move from the earlier days of stroke to the longer-term, chronic phase of stroke, your focus can change. You might go from looking at…