Botox is more than just skin deep – find out how botox can help you improve spasticity after a stroke

For stroke patients, the idea of getting botox is probably the last thing on your mind. Recovery after a stroke usually focuses on exercises and training that can help strengthen your body again and improve function. When it comes to botox, most people think of cosmetics and anti-aging. But if you thought botox was just…

A woman recovers from sensory problems after a stroke – find out how!

Problems with sensation are common for stroke survivors. Up to 85% of stroke patients will suffer from some form of sensory impairment. It’s one thing to exercise weak muscles during recovery, but how can we help sensations heal? Right now, there isn’t a good strategy for the recovery of sensation impairments after a stroke. However,…

A single session in front of a mirror can change your brain

Mirror therapy (MT) is a rehabilitation technique that involves the use of a mirrored box to improve motor skills and persistent pain following stroke or injury. Studies show that mirror therapy can be helpful for one-sided upper extremity impairment and pain, although how it works is not entirely clear. Mirror therapy is usually implemented by…

New exercise plan videos are a possibility for tech-savvy patients; some patients report good results

Does technology have a place in home rehab efforts? Many rehab facilities use computer games and simulations to help patients. However, no one has examined technology’s role after the patient goes home. Fortunately, two studies from Australia tackled this topic. And, their results were interesting. If you are comfortable with technology, you may benefit from receiving…