Another study that tells us the same story: don’t forget your strength training after a stroke!

Everyone knows exercise is good for you. But figuring out which exercises to do and how often to do them is a whole different story. Should you focus on lifting weights or try your hand at Pilates? As it turns out, not all exercise is equal. In fact, aerobic training impacts an entirely different type…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Is the blood thinner, Rivaroxaban, too good at its job? Find out why aspirin is better at reducing stroke risk

Blood clots can travel great distances in your body and cause a stroke. This type of stroke is called an embolic stroke. And sometimes doctors can’t find the source of the original clot. As a result, patients who had this type of stroke tend to suffer more from recurrent strokes. Aspirin is the standard medication…

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High-intensity workouts improve stroke recovery

Engaging in a fitness program is important for everyone. And we all know how hard it can be to find the motivation to start one. However, for people who have suffered a stroke, the hurdles of getting started can be even greater. Stroke survivors have almost half the cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and require 40% to…

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