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…

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Looking to improve your arm and hand function after a stroke? We might have the answer

Many patients express wanting to improve their arm and hand function after a stroke. But a lot of them have trouble increasing the strength on their affected side or knowing even how to begin. That got us thinking about how we can help patients regain control of their movements. Finding a solution has kept the…

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Getting a grip on strength training could put you on the path to cognitive recovery

In the world of stroke recovery, we’re learning more and more that everything is connected. And sometimes, it’s these connections that provide us with surprising new avenues for rehabilitation. Take reduced hand strength and walking speed, for example. These are negative predictors for general health and cognitive ability in the elderly. But can training these elements…

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You can train your healthy side after a stroke and gain strength in your weaker side

Scientists in the 19th century were already on to something that can help stroke patients today. In a study from 1894, a woman who trained her right hand saw an increase in strength in her left as well. This finding sparked the interest of scientists and many studies followed. Learning more about a strange phenomenon…

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Steps to a brighter and wider smile – how rehab can help you with your grooming

When we are healthy, we tend to take some things for granted.  But after a stroke, you might be suffering from deficits that make simple activities challenging. Grooming is one of these daily needs that has a huge impact on our self-confidence and health. If we can’t take care of ourselves, we can get sicker…

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