Got something in your shoe? Find out how a special insert can help you walk better after stroke

Recent research found that uncomfortable shoe inserts can change the walking pattern of healthy people. These special inserts have a special texture that makes it more uncomfortable when you take a step. It turns out that these inserts can help the abnormal walking pattern of stroke patients. Examining the benefits of insoles for stroke patients…

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High-intensity workouts improve stroke recovery

Engaging in a fitness program is important for everyone. And we all know how hard it can be to find the motivation to start one. However, for people who have suffered a stroke, the hurdles of getting started can be even greater. Stroke survivors have almost half the cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and require 40% to…

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Does the first medically approved exoskeleton really help in stroke rehabilitation?

There is a growing effort to improve gait rehabilitation for stroke patients by using advanced technical devices. Interestingly, some technological advances are actually inspired by nature. Exoskeletons are well-known in the animal kingdom. Lobsters, crabs, and some spiders have these external skeletal systems as their support. It turns out that a new robotic device mimics this type…

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Regaining balance after a stroke takes practice: getting biofeedback may help

Many Strokemark articles report on the benefits of biofeedback and this one does too. Recently, a Polish researcher discovered that using multiple forms of biofeedback can help patients improve their balance. And since balance is vital to health and safety, this is a significant development. Giving patients both audio and visual feedback enhanced standard rehabilitation…

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The benefit of combining Botox therapy with intensive rehabilitation after a stroke

It seems like Botox can do more for you than save you from some wrinkles. Did you know that Botox can help you with your stroke rehabilitation? One of the most important aspects of improving your walking ability and overall independence is treating any leg or foot spasticity that you may have due to stroke.…

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Make good use of your downtime and get more out of your stroke rehab

We all can probably move a little more, get ourselves off the sofa and get active. But just how much inactive time do we have a day, and could we be doing something else in that time? These questions are particularly relevant for patients recovering from a stroke. A well-structured rehabilitation program is essential to…

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