Avoid the plateau – change your exercise routine to improve your results!

Ever get tired of the same exercise routine day in and day out? Turns out there may be more reasons to change up your exercise training that goes beyond just getting bored. Even professional athletes change up their workouts because they can get better results. For people who have just suffered a stroke, rehabilitation is…

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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

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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Check out this new way to cheat your brain 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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Problems with your vision after a stroke? This is what you can do right now

Many people will tell you that when it comes to rehabilitation, it’s better to start early. Not only from a motivational point of view, but from a medical point of view. Conditions become harder to treat as they enter a more chronic phase. This reasoning holds true for many areas of stroke rehabilitation. However, the…

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