Social networks support your stroke recovery

There is no one size fits all method to stroke rehabilitation. Your recovery depends on different factors like how much you exercise, how intensely you train, your nutrition, and genetics. But is there more to the equation? A group of researchers thought there was and so they looked into the influence that a social network…

Clinical Trials: What You Need To Know, and How Do You Find One

After having a stroke, you’ve received various forms of treatments. You may have taken prescription medications, undergone certain procedures, and received therapy from various rehabilitation professionals. All of these treatments, before being used with patients, have been thoroughly researched and tested through studies called clinical trials. What are clinical trials? Clinical trials refer to research…

Putting the patient first: how patient-centered care adds value to recovery

“Client-centered” or “patient-centered” are buzz words treatment providers often use, but do we know what they mean? The concept of client-centeredness comes from the theories of Carl Rogers. And it has been adopted by many other professions including occupational therapy (OT). While your treatment team might be familiar with the ins and outs of what…