Two ways that rhythm can help stroke survivors with their home rehab

Almost everyone agrees that listening to music can motivate us, change our mood, or even get us moving differently. There’s something about a rhythm that draws people in. That got us thinking. Could music or listening to a rhythm help stroke survivors with their rehab? And if so, what’s the best way to do this?…

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Getting a grip on strength training could put you on the path to cognitive recovery

In the world of stroke recovery, we’re learning more and more that everything is connected. And sometimes, it’s these connections that provide us with surprising new avenues for rehabilitation. Take reduced hand strength and walking speed, for example. These are negative predictors for general health and cognitive ability in the elderly. But can training these elements…

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Mirror therapy for stroke patients to improve balance and walking – does it work?

Mirror, mirror, on the wall… Okay, let’s get that mirror off the wall if we want to help stroke survivors regain muscle strength and control. Mirror therapy for stroke patients can help them improve their walking. Mirror therapy is a technique that we know works in helping patients regain arm function by having them reflect…

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3 ways that using an activity monitor in the hospital can help after stroke

Physical activity is extremely important after a stroke. It helps reduce the risk of having another stroke and enables you to improve your daily function. However, encouraging stroke patients to be more active can be difficult, especially when they are still in the hospital. That’s why researchers from Japan wanted to explore a way to get stroke…

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Virtual reality in stroke rehabilitation: it’s more than just a game

According to a group of researchers based in Italy, virtual reality (VR) can offer real-world benefits when it comes to stroke rehabilitation. These researchers reviewed 15 scientific studies and concluded that using virtual reality in stroke rehabilitation can lead to better outcomes in walking speed, balance, and mobility than just stand-alone conventional therapy. While further…

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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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