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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You might be tracking your steps without even knowing it – staying active to help your stroke recovery

When you look around, you’ll probably notice many people sporting some sort of fitness tracker on their wrists. The popularity of these devices has taken off in the last few years at an unbelievable rate. And they come in many forms from Fitbits to Apple Watches. It turns out that step tracking and stroke recovery…

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Reduce your stroke risk one step at a time – get up and walk!

Relearning how to do simple things after a stroke can be frustrating. But recovery isn’t the only worry there is. Preventing a second stroke is also high on the list of priorities. Just the thought of another stroke setting you back is scary. But, unfortunately, it is not that uncommon. Research shows that stroke survivors,…

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Why standing on a vibration plate could help you with post-stroke spasticity

Imagine being able to work out without the actual work. A dream come true, right? That’s what vibration machines seem to offer at first glance, but there’s much more to them. And although they don’t yield the same benefits of a traditional workout, they do help to stimulate your muscles showing some positive results for…

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