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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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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Stimulating your nerves so you can walk to a better life after stroke

More than 100 years ago, scientists already knew the benefits of stimulating nerves to help you recover function. Things as simple as massage and vibration treatments can do wonders for your recovery. Though we understand its benefits, we still don’t use this kind of therapy routinely in stroke rehab. Though we know it works, we…

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Mind–body movements: getting to the core of your recovery

There are many different ways to look at your recovery. There is the physical side of your recovery, which focuses on helping regain movement and physical strength. And the more spiritual side of recovery, which focuses on building emotional strength and confidence. But what if there were something between those two, something that could help…

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Let’s get physical: just because you’re down after a stroke, it doesn’t mean you have to be out

It never hurts to keep an eye on your health. And this is especially true when you’re in recovery from stroke. But with the lifestyle changes that accompany stroke, it isn’t always easy to keep on top of things. Take aerobic exercise, for example. Depending on the extent of your disability you might think that…

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Constraining movement after stroke – challenge your muscles and improve your walking

“It’s not what you’ve got; it’s what you use that makes a difference” according to motivational speaker Zig Ziglar. This point is important for stroke patients because most impact measurements focus on impairment, not potential. But recent research out of California shows that chronic phase stroke patients can use more and different movements than current…

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Using watch-like devices to record your movements – how tracking turns everyday activities into training opportunities!

If you’ve recently suffered a stroke, you know how important it is to stay active. Anyone who has some problems with their arm function needs to exercise more. The only way to improve is to train. But sometimes that’s easier said than done. Training an arm impairment can be downright discouraging at times. And the only…

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These sensors improve your walking after a stroke – how feedback from your shoes can help you walk better

Many stroke survivors have problems walking that could potentially cause an eventual fall. Since regaining walking ability is paramount to recovery and quality of life, a lot of research focuses on improving it. Recently, scientists have developed a new technology that might help. It’s a sensor system that monitors your strides and communicates with you on…

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