Can balance training improve neglect?

Many athletes have discovered the benefits of balance training. It not only strengthens many muscle groups, but it also aids in agility, coordination, and overall athletic performance. Some researchers decided to take the possibilities of balance training to another level. They tested its said benefits on stroke patients with unilateral neglect; a condition where a…

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A simple mirror trick you can do at home might improve the function of your arm

Mirrors – used for years in magic tricks, special effects, and optical illusions. Now they are being used as part of physical therapy. A recent 2017 Chinese study proved that mirror therapy (MT) has a moderate effect in improving arm functionality in stroke patients during rehabilitation when compared to other conventional therapies. Mirrors can also…

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Watch this video, listen to the music – this is how you can heal the brain one note at a time

Hans Christian Andersen once said, “where words fail, music speaks.” This resonates especially with stroke patients engaging in music therapy! Most people love to listen to music. Many have even played a musical instrument, sang in a choir, or learned to dance to a melody. Now stroke patients can use their love for music to…

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A new study came up with an amazing way to boost recovery: replaying movements in your mind

Physical rehabilitation is a critical element to regaining the ability to move and perform everyday activities following a stroke. However, severely injured patients might experience little to no ability to move affected limbs. This greatly hampers their potential for recovery. With these patients in mind, doctors and researchers have looked for other options to jump-start…

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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 rehabilitation in a field you would not expect: 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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