Hope for recovery of arm-hand function even years after a stroke

Is there hope for ischemic stroke patients years after the stroke? A Korean man proves there is! Ischemic strokes happen when blood flow to the brain is blocked. This blockage starves and kills brain cells, causing losses of ability and function that can be chronic. Damaged nerves can be repaired with therapy. However, conventional wisdom says…

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Get your game on: new study highlights the role of gaming in the war against post-stroke depression

It’s no secret that rehabilitation following a stroke is tough. Depression can cloud the road to recovery. Up to this point, depression required the intervention of a professional therapist with a personalized (and costly) approach to treatment. Well, for those of you who are walking that road, a new study might help lift some of…

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This Hollywood trend has just been declared effective in stroke recovery

If you’ve never tried a Pilates class, you might want to check one out. Recent studies suggest that doing Pilates may help improve life quality for chronic stroke patients. Pilates is a fun workout that incorporates balls, magic rings, and therabands to help you maximize stretching and toning exercises that may be difficult for you.…

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The latest innovation in stroke rehabilitation: a motorized walker

Strokemark strives to continually inform you of the most recent medical innovations. This includes the next-generation of devices that may make it easier for you to perform your everyday activities. Innovation in medicine often arrives in unexpected ways, including the revitalization of techniques already in use for decades. As you probably know, countless stroke patients…

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