Coronavirus crisis – 3 things you can do at home to stop stroke-related muscle loss

Staying home during the coronavirus crisis is the right thing to do. We all need to heed the advice of medical experts and limit our social contact. Unfortunately, for most of us, this means we’re less active than usual. The problem is, the less active we are, the more likely it is that we lose…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Combining two Eastern therapies can help stroke patients with spasticity

Are you one of the 40% of stroke patients experiencing pain and impaired movement due to spasticity or spasms?  While there are many rehabilitation options available for spasms, they can be costly. In fact, some therapies only produce temporary relief and cause additional adverse effects. Because of these limitations, researchers are continuously looking for new…

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Two ways to train your mind and optimize your stroke rehabilitation

The road to recovery after a stroke is often a slow and steady journey that requires determination and physical will. That’s why it might come as a surprise that a lot of rehabilitation can be achieved through non-physical methods. It turns out that techniques that use the mind, can actually train the body. Researchers from…

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Two ways that rhythm can help stroke survivors with their home rehab

Almost everyone agrees that listening to music can motivate us, change our mood, or even get us moving differently. There’s something about a rhythm that draws people in. That got us thinking. Could music or listening to a rhythm help stroke survivors with their rehab? And if so, what’s the best way to do this?…

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New evidence: citicoline, a simple over-the-counter food supplement, may improve focus and memory after a stroke.

Is it possible that a simple over-the-counter food supplement could help in stroke rehabilitation? Scientists are pretty sure of it. Citicoline is a brain health supplement that the body produces in small amounts on its own. But it is also available as a food supplement. This supplement promotes brain cell health and communication between these…

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