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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Improving the lives of stroke survivors one step at a time

Strokemark has been improving lives of stroke survivors step by step. For stroke survivors like Dr. Hecht or Mrs. Busse, their stroke came suddenly and changed everything. Dr. Hecht, a psychologist, went from treating patients to being one. Mrs. Busse and her husband had active lives one day and felt they lost their social contacts…

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Stroke survivors became part of our team

At Strokemark, we’re proud that we can help stroke survivors get the most out of their recovery. We do our research to find the best possible exercises to help patients improve their walking, arm strength, flexibility, and cognition. Then we develop these exercises into full plans that patients can do at home. But how can…

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