COVID 19 – How Strokemark is adapting its stroke rehabilitation program

At Strokemark, we have always felt that it’s important for stroke patients to have the chance to continue to improve their health once they’ve left a rehab center. Our at-home rehab program has been years in the making. And now, as the coronavirus crisis creating a new normal for many people, this topic is all…

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COVID-19 – stay active and improve your health after a stroke with self-monitoring!

Exercise improves your health. The corona crisis, however, is making it harder for all of us to get moving. But now, it’s especially important to put in the extra effort to stay fit and active because doing so actually boosts your immunity. Getting out might be challenging at the moment, and maybe you are self-isolating,…

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COVID-19: Stroke patients can boost their immunity with exercise

The coronavirus crisis is not only changing the way we live, but it is also changing the way that we see things. For many people, that means we are being more cautious than usual about our health by looking for ways that we can protect ourselves. Staying home, washing your hands, and disinfecting surfaces are…

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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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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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Aerobic exercise after stroke – why training your heart is a good idea

Typically, after a stroke, rehabilitation focuses on regaining function. And when you get sent home, you’re given a handful of exercises that you can try on your own. And that’s great, but many stroke survivors struggle with actually doing them. And most likely, these exercises focus on motor function. There are two problems with this.…

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A follow-up: Two years of Botox and Dysport treatments for spasticity– how Rick is doing now!

Two years ago, Rick started Botox and Dysport treatments to help with his stroke recovery. We reported on his experience with starting the, then, very new therapy in stroke rehabilitation. In fact, this therapy wasn’t even available in 2010 when he had his stroke. Therefore, when he discussed this with his doctor in 2016, it…

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