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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Stem cell treatment and stroke: What’s in it for you? A Strokemark special report

“Stroke patient able to walk again after stem cell treatment.” The internet is full of stories like these. Stories that report the wonders of stem cells and present the treatment as a cure for everything. But is there any truth behind these headlines? As with anything else, if it sounds too good to be true,…

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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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Helping doctors predict the future after a stroke: 5 variables that determine your outcome

After a stroke, you and your loved ones are left wondering – what now? You might be experiencing new disabilities that limit your independence. Or, maybe you’re having trouble walking. Stroke can also make it harder for you to speak. All these limitations have a huge impact on your quality of life. The worse you…

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