The coronavirus crisis – how stroke patients can stay fit at home with high-intensity interval training (HIIT)

Stroke patients are facing a new situation in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. And because many of them are in a high-risk population, they need to be practicing social distancing these days. That means therapy and doctor’s appointments might be canceled. But just because they can’t make it to their appointments, doesn’t mean that…

Stay fit during the corona crisis – stroke therapy at home can be just as effective as training in a clinic

Coronavirus has you staying at home — therapy is still a must! The coronavirus crisis is keeping us all at home, which means it’s harder to stay fit. That’s why we need to prioritize our health and our therapy. Being home-bound doesn’t have to get in the way of your stroke recovery. Even though the…

HIIT Training: Trotz Schlaganfall trainieren wie ein Spitzensportler

Eine aktuelle Studie belegt, dass Schlaganfallpatienten genau wie Spitzensportler auch von intensivem Training profitieren können. Das gilt auch wenn es Ihnen vorkommt, als ob Sie noch weit davon entfernt sind, wie ein Sportler trainieren zu können. In der Schlaganfalltherapie gelten die gleichen Trainingsprinzipien wie im Spitzensport. HIIT Training für Schlaganfallpatienten Forscher der Universität von Cincinnati…

The importance of setting meaningful goals in stroke rehabilitation

Setting goals after stroke is an essential part of rehabilitation. We know working together with your rehab team and family members enhances this process by ensuring the focus is on you. Collaborative goal setting improves motivation, compliance, and satisfaction with your rehabilitation routine. Despite this, few have studied the best ways to implement goal-setting tools…

Chronic phase stroke recovery – one man’s journey 23 years after his stroke. Don’t believe the window of opportunity myth!

It is very well known that the extent and the time of stroke recovery are variable. However, there is a common misconception in stroke rehabilitation that there is a six-month window for recovery.  That’s because, within this time, most healing happens, aided by the body’s natural process. Beyond this time, it is harder to see…