Tougher than his stroke – how a fitness trainer got back on track

Fitness trainer, author, blogger, motivational speaker,  YouTuber… who is this guy and what can he tell you about stroke? Meet Richard. And actually, he can tell you a lot about stroke because he’s been through it first-hand. He knows how difficult it is to recover, but he also knows that the blood, sweat, and tears…

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Is it possible to regenerate neurons using material already found in the brain? Part II of our interview with Prof. Berninger

Most of the current research involving stem cells has to do with injecting or implanting them with the hope that there will be positive effects, mostly expected from bystander effects due to the secretion of hormones and other molecules. As we learned from Prof. Berninger in Part I of his interview, there is no real…

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Find out which supplements can boost your stroke recovery

If we had a dollar for every time we heard, “you are what you eat,” we’d all be rich. But there is an important lesson in this message, and it becomes all the more relevant when thinking about stroke recovery. We all know that exercise and exercise intensity are essential for rehabilitation. But if we…

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Learn what a leading expert has to say about stem cell research: Part I of our interview with Prof. Berninger

Stem cells are a hot topic, not only for us but for the scientific community. Breakthroughs are being made every day in many different fields, including stroke. That’s why we set out to learn more from a leading expert on this topic. Recently, a team from Strokemark met with Prof. Benedikt Berninger from The Center…

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Why standing on a vibration plate could help you with post-stroke spasticity

Imagine being able to work out without the actual work. A dream come true, right? That’s what vibration machines seem to offer at first glance, but there’s much more to them. And although they don’t yield the same benefits of a traditional workout, they do help to stimulate your muscles showing some positive results for…

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Researchers aiming to help patients with rehabilitation efforts they can do at home – giving DIY a new meaning

At Strokemark, we’re here for you. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to share things you can do to improve your health. And now researchers are also working on some do-it-yourself therapy. We typically hear about DIY projects for our kitchens and homes, but for our recovery? Yes. DIY has just entered the next…

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Changes in growth hormone after stroke – a new future treatment?

Stroke can cause more than just a lopsided smile or a weak arm. It affects your entire person. Subtle differences like memory loss and reduced energy can also be consequences. Sometimes, even personalities can take a hit and change for the worse. Though we don’t really know why this happens, scientists think hormones might play…

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Can we use amphetamines to help us recover better after stroke?

Athletes use it to run faster, and kids use it to study harder. We live in a world where performance-enhancing drugs are available at every corner. So you’d think we have something to help with stroke too, right? That’s because rehab after a stroke is no joke. Sure, it might not look like hard work to…

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