This is what you should do to maximize power in your affected leg after a stroke

After a stroke, many patients experience paralysis on one side of the body. As a result, these patients commonly have trouble maintaining a regular walking pattern. However, researchers have recently discovered that this pattern can be improved by changing your posture while training. This finding supports something referred to as the learned non-use phenomenon. What is…

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Just a light touch is enough to stand strong after stroke

Post-stroke patients are often at risk of falling and rely on the support of caregivers and therapists. Many caregivers worry that in offering this physical support, they also put themselves at risk of injury. However, new research has found that perhaps only a light touch is needed. This is enough to help a stroke patient…

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Exercise plus brain stimulation — the winning combination for stroke recovery!

‘Stroke changes lives’ is a simple thing to say, but the real meaning is not so easy to comprehend. What is clear, however, is that a large proportion of stroke patients (more than 60%) experience some form of ongoing impairment in the nervous system. This damage can cause long-term disability and affect daily living. And…

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How can you reduce the risk of falling after a stroke?

Falls are common following a stroke. They can have serious consequences both physically and psychologically. Physically, they can lead to injuries such as fractures. Emotionally, they can lead to fears, which can lead to decreased physical activity and social isolation. The incidence of falls among stroke survivors and their potential consequences led a group of researchers…

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Ancient Chinese health-promoting exercise shows promise for stroke-induced symptoms

As we know from other Strokemark articles, sometimes a therapy designed for one thing can help as a therapy for something else. This is exactly the case when it comes to the ancient Chinese exercise of Baduanjin. This traditional health-promoting exercise was originally created to help soldiers recover from injuries in ancient China and prepare…

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Find out how a balance board from the gaming world successfully enters stroke rehabilitation

Isn’t everyone looking for balance in their lives? Whether we are talking about work-life balance, balancing many responsibilities at once, or literally, being able to stabilize as we walk, it is crucial.  And, a dysfunction in physical ability can increase the risk of falling. Many stroke patients experience balance problems, which is why training is…

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Be mindful of your movements – it may help your stroke recovery

Yoga teacher Jigar Gor once said that “Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is about what you learn on the way down.” And these lessons may benefit stroke patients. A Chinese medical team looked at the available research and believes that patients can benefit from yoga, tai chi, and qigong. In particular, the…

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