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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Getting her life back after stroke – a story of love and innovation

Imagine… your life partner, your best friend, your go-to person suddenly can’t do the things that you two used to enjoy. In fact, she can’t do a lot of things she used to do just to get through the day. That’s what it can feel like when your spouse suffers a stroke. You can feel…

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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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How mindfulness can help you find the words again – one woman’s journey

A hot topic in our world today is the importance of mindfulness and mental health. We usually think of these methods as helpful ways to prevent disease. But, what if it can help the sick too? A woman who couldn’t speak Catherine is 60-year-old, African-American woman had survived a left-hemisphere stroke 14 years ago that…

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