Stroke LingoStroke Lingo: Part 2
To continue our discussion about tricky stroke-related terms, let’s talk about some words that relate to swallowing disorders that can occur after a stroke.
Stroke ManagementStroke Lingo: Part 1
Does it ever feel like you are learning to speak a new language when you are trying to talk about having a stroke?
Stroke PreventionWarning Signs of Stroke: What to Notice
Have you ever wondered what it may look or feel like when a person is having a stroke? A stroke can happen to anyone at any time; it will not stop to think about whether you are in the middle of something like working, grocery shopping, or driving.
Stroke ManagementHealthy Lifestyle Tips for Stroke
A “healthy lifestyle” can really take on a lot of different meanings depending on who you are talking to!
brain anatomyBrain Anatomy 101: Major Structures and Functions
Weighing only three pounds on average, the adult brain may seem small; however, as the control center for all human functions, the brain’s big role in our bodies is undeniable.
Stroke RecoveryImproving Balance After Stroke - Part 2
Last week we talked a bit about how balance can be seriously affected after a stroke, and we began to talk about things you can do to improve your balance and overall safety.
stroke risk factorsKnowledge is Power: Stroke Risk Factors
We can’t predict the timeline for when a stroke may affect a particular person. But we can definitely spread awareness about risk factors.
Stroke RecoveryWhat are the Different Types of Stroke?
A stroke occurs when reduced bloodflow to the brain causes brain cell death. Some strokes result in permanent disability, whereas others are so mild that they go unnoticed.
Stroke RecoveryManaging Arm Swelling Following a Stroke
Strokes that cause one-sided weakness often have another frustrating consequence: swelling in the affected arm and hand.
Spinal Cord InjuryWhat is Tenodesis and How Can I Use it to My Benefit After a Spinal Cord Injury?
Tenodesis grasp and release is a biomechanical occurrence that allows for some opening and closing of the fingers by movement of the wrist.
Stroke RecoveryRegaining Balance After a Stroke - Part 1
In today’s culture, it seems that we are always in search of the elusive life balance. But when a person survives a stroke, the word balance goes much further than simply finding an equilibrium between work and life.
neurodegenerative diseaseCan I Exercise with ALS?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by progressive muscle atrophy.
Stroke RecoveryWhy Are Repetitive Motions Important After a Stroke?
Stroke survivors face a unique and difficult challenge: repairing and remodeling their bodies, minds, and lives. The process can often seem like mapping out a brand new course through totally uncharted waters.
AtaxiaWhat is Ataxia?
Ataxia refers to the loss of control of voluntary movements of the body, including the limbs, face, or eyes. Ataxia is usually considered to be a symptom of an underlying diagnosis like stroke, cerebral palsy (CP), multiple sclerosis, or a brain tumor, rather than an independent occurrence.
post strokeWhat is Apraxia?
Throughout the course of a day, the human body is constantly coordinating movement. However, when brain areas controlling movement are damaged, a breakdown in motor planning can occur. This breakdown can also be referred to as Apraxia.