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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Steps to a brighter and wider smile – how rehab can help you with your grooming

When we are healthy, we tend to take some things for granted.  But after a stroke, you might be suffering from deficits that make simple activities challenging. Grooming is one of these daily needs that has a huge impact on our self-confidence and health. If we can’t take care of ourselves, we can get sicker…

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Research shows that MOTOmed works! Find out how you can maximize your stroke recovery at home

When it comes to stroke recovery, less is not more. It’s been proven in many studies that the more you exercise, the better you’ll do in the long run. But acute rehab can be tiring and expensive. When you’re training multiple hours a day almost every day at high intensity, the last thing you want…

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Putting the patient first: how patient-centered care adds value to stroke recovery

“Client-centered” or “patient-centered” are buzz words treatment providers often use, but do we know what they mean? The concept of client-centeredness comes from the theories of Carl Rogers. And it has been adopted by many other professions including occupational therapy (OT). While your treatment team might be familiar with the ins and outs of what…

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Adding your favorite songs to your rehab program might do more than just lift your spirits

A good tune can help lift our spirits and enrich our lives. Besides making us happy, music can also help us improve our health. It turns out that we can use music to help us recover after a stroke. This simple, enjoyable remedy can be used with exercise programs during rehab! A recent study by…

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NASA and the strength-enhancing exosuit: are we any closer to making our Sci-Fi dreams a reality?

However you might feel about your body, there is no denying that, when it’s working, it’s great at what it does. Namely, it keeps you standing strong while performing the controlled movements you need to get you through the day. In fact, the design is so good that emulating it has become a science all…

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Improving diagnosis of ischemic stroke: meet the innovators

The release of a new app can help clinicians efficiently determine whether a patient would benefit from a thrombectomy. As a result, patients can quickly get the care they need. A thrombectomy is a life-saving procedure that removes a blood clot from inside an artery or vein. Experts typically perform this procedure in emergency situations, such as…

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