COVID-19 – stay active and improve your health after a stroke with self-monitoring!

Exercise improves your health. The corona crisis, however, is making it harder for all of us to get moving. But now, it’s especially important to put in the extra effort to stay fit and active because doing so actually boosts your immunity. Getting out might be challenging at the moment, and maybe you are self-isolating,…

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The coronavirus crisis – how stroke patients can stay fit at home with high-intensity interval training (HIIT)

Stroke patients are facing a new situation in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. And because many of them are in a high-risk population, they need to be practicing social distancing these days. That means therapy and doctor’s appointments might be canceled. But just because they can’t make it to their appointments, doesn’t mean that…

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Two ways to train your mind and optimize your stroke rehabilitation

The road to recovery after a stroke is often a slow and steady journey that requires determination and physical will. That’s why it might come as a surprise that a lot of rehabilitation can be achieved through non-physical methods. It turns out that techniques that use the mind, can actually train the body. Researchers from…

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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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Yes, you can do this after a stroke!

You’re determined to get your life back after a stroke. You’re going to your therapy sessions, you’re putting in the time on the treadmill, and you’re performing strength exercises. Yes, you feel stronger, but your walking just hasn’t improved to a level you’ve hoped. So, what’s missing? Ballistic training might be the answer. Ballistic training…

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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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