Conscious or subconscious – what type of exercise is better for your core after a stroke?

You might remember your parents telling you to sit up straight. Or asking you not to slouch at the dinner table. Whatever the situation, they were reminding you of the importance of good posture. And though this message is one you’ve heard before, we are reminding you again because it is especially true for patients…

Got something in your shoe? Find out how a special insert can help you walk better after stroke

Recent research found that uncomfortable shoe inserts can change the walking pattern of healthy people. These special inserts have a special texture that makes it more uncomfortable when you take a step. It turns out that these inserts can help the abnormal walking pattern of stroke patients. Examining the benefits of insoles for stroke patients…

Depression limits functional recovery after stroke – but there is an exception to this rule!

Widely recognized as an unwanted companion to long-term illness, depression is more than just another side effect. It affects recovery by limiting the benefits of rehabilitation in many post-stroke conditions. There is, however, one approach to chronic stroke rehabilitation that appears to be unaffected by depression. Constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) is that therapy. While this…