Vary your stroke training to improve your walking!

Ever get tired of the same exercise routine day in and day out? It turns out there may be more reasons to change up your training than just getting bored. Even professional athletes vary their workouts because they can get better results. And for someone who has just suffered a stroke, rehabilitation is a lot…

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Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of a recurrent stroke

It is an unfortunate fact that having one stroke increases the risk of another stroke. According to the National Stroke Association, one-quarter of people who have a stroke will have another stroke in their lifetime. Stroke patients understandably want to know how to reduce their risk of a recurrent stroke. But compared to the research…

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Seeing your muscles flex during therapy – using ultrasound imaging as biofeedback in stroke therapy

Ever wish you could see inside your body to know how things are working?  Thanks to a new idea, it is now possible and has been found to be extremely useful. Stroke patients can now actually see their muscles contract and relax during therapy. Strokemark encountered this exciting new technique in a private clinic in…

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This is how a scientific article made me realize what the real problem was with dad

Often reality blindsides stroke patients. Things that look okay right after a stroke, turn out to be problematic, while symptoms that look horrible go away in no time with minimal effort. This can be very confusing, especially because each stroke is different. Family members are confused as well about how to manage a case of…

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This recovery story of a 26-year-old stroke patient starts in her inbox and ends in a bike ride

Mary is 26 years old. Five years ago, out of nowhere, she had a stroke. Back in 2013, she was only 21 years old, but her age is not as unique as you might think. Many young people, including children, can suddenly suffer from a stroke. It can hit anyone. Like many other patients, Mary…

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Can statins reduce the risk of depression in the first year after stroke?

Depression after stroke can hit anyone. A big part of stroke recovery is learning to accept that things might not be exactly the same. We are constantly learning about new ways to overcome the everyday challenges presented by stroke recovery. However, things aren’t always easy. And when things start to get difficult, depression can affect…

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Check out this new way to cheat your brain after a stroke with “electrical noise” stimulation

Researchers have tried everything from electrical pulses to magnets to stimulate areas of the brain affected by stroke. They look for new ways to supplement recovery. While these high-tech rehabilitation techniques have so far been met with mixed results, there are other promising means to improve the brain’s capacity to adapt and get better. One…

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