25 Hand Exercises For Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Friday, July 13th, 2018
Last modified on October 12th, 2022

Hand moving a chess piece with text saying Advanced Hand Exercises to reclaim Your Strength and Dexterity after Stroke.

Reclaim Your Dexterity by Exercising Your Hand

A stroke can take a seemingly healthy and vibrant individual and change their life in an instant. Learning how to do basic daily tasks, such as self-feeding or getting dressed each day, can quickly feel like an overwhelming physical hurdle. Despite having full active movement in your affected hand, you may have decreased strength and dexterity in your hand due to your stroke. This may be making it difficult to grasp and release objects, making daily tasks seem like insurmountable obstacles. Luckily there are products that can aid in grasp and release activities such as the SaeboGlove. We will show you some helpful hand exercises for stroke recovery to help you reclaim your strength and dexterity that can be done on your own or with the help of a hand device such as the SaeboGlove.

Unfortunately, sometimes rehab does not bring back full control and use of your hands, making these daily tasks a tremendous challenge. While you begin your recovery it’s crucial that you incorporate hand exercises for stroke recovery into your daily life to bring back dexterity and use of your fingers.

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Reclaim Mobility With At Home Leg Exercises For Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Monday, June 11th, 2018
Last modified on October 13th, 2022

Stroke recovery can be a long process. Each year nearly 800,000 people in the United States alone will suffer from a stroke, leaving them with ongoing physical and neurological damage. Managing the ongoing need to rebuild bodily control and strength after neurological damage is no easy task. If you have suffered from a stroke, loss of balance and control can make standing and walking difficult. While outpatient stroke recovery therapy is vital to improving this problem, you can also continue improving with the help of these at home leg exercises for stroke recovery.

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A Timeline of Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Monday, June 11th, 2018
Last modified on August 31st, 2022


As a patient recovers from a stroke, both they and their caregivers must understand that the process is slow and uncertain. This is because the severity of the stroke can vary, and doctors, nurses, and therapists can only estimate the response of each patient based on the location of the stroke. In general, those who have suffered severe strokes will recover more slowly and require a longer, more delayed period to do so.

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Hand Splints and Contracture: What Occupational Therapists Need to Know

Henry Hoffman
Friday, December 8th, 2017
Last modified on September 9th, 2022

Suffering a stroke is debilitating and scary, and survivors are often affected much longer than the stroke itself actually lasts. Many patients experience spasticity and contracture during their stroke recovery period. These ailments affect the muscles of the distressed wrist and hand within days of stroke recovery, which can lead to a painful and permanently clenched hand.

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Preventing a Second Stroke: 8 Habits You Need to Rebuild

Henry Hoffman
Friday, February 10th, 2017
Last modified on June 15th, 2022



Strokes can come with little to no warning, but quite frequently, they reveal issues that had been building up for some time. And when those problems clearly present themselves, patients and caregivers can move ahead armed with the latest research and medical advice for preventing a relapse.

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Traditional & Innovative Treatments For Strokes

Henry Hoffman
Monday, October 10th, 2016
Last modified on December 29th, 2019



Medical treatments save lives. Stroke victims who seek immediate treatment have the best chance to survive and eventually recover. But non-fatal strokes often have long-term debilitating consequences. Patients may require extensive therapy from skilled occupational therapists to reclaim their ability to speak, be mobile, and simply function in their daily lives.

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How Technology Is Changing Stroke Rehabilitation

Henry Hoffman
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Last modified on April 27th, 2021

How Technology Is Changing Stroke Rehabilitation-blog

While everyday objects like clothespins and cups still play crucial roles in most patients’ journeys toward recovery, new technology is constantly changing the rehabilitation game. From video chats with doctors to robotic gloves and interactive video games, stroke recovery and rehabilitation tools have come a long way in the past decade. This new stroke recovery technology is helping link neuroplasticity and learning. A key part in recovery from a stroke.

This new stroke technology gives patients more repetitions, practice time and intensity compared to previous movement trainings. Not to mention this new technology is also more interactive, attention grabbing and really helps motivate the patient. These new technologies are really helping harness the brain’s ability to repair itself in ways that haven’t been seen before.

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Reclaim Your Independence After Stroke With These Kitchen Aids

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Last modified on October 20th, 2022

Reclaim Your Independence After Stroke With These Kitchen Aids-blog

Every stroke survivor has unique symptoms, but complete or partial loss of motor function is a very common side effect of stroke-related brain damage. Because certain nerves and neurological connections may have been damaged during stroke, many patients lose strength or control of the body parts they depend on for everyday tasks.

Many of these tasks revolve around food. From feeding oneself to preparing food for others, and many stroke survivors struggle to navigate the kitchen without full control of both arms or hands. Fortunately, many adaptive utensils and kitchen aids are designed to accommodate patients’ needs during stroke recovery. At Saebo, we’ve researched some of the top adaptive kitchen aids for stroke recovery. Here are just a few of our favorites.

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The Sixth Vital Sign

Henry Hoffman
Monday, March 14th, 2016
Last modified on April 25th, 2022

MedBridge provides clinicians and healthcare organizations a comprehensive education platform that includes clinical education, patient education, and home exercise programs to advance their knowledge, engage patients in their recovery, and improve outcomes.

By now, many of you have heard the term the “sixth vital sign” when referring to walking speed. We are all accustomed to taking vital signs to assess the status of our patients, but Fritz and Lusardi remind us about another simple test that gives great insight into the functional status of our patients. These authors suggest that walking speed is “almost the perfect measure.”

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Reclaim Your Stability With Core Exercises For Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Monday, February 8th, 2016
Last modified on July 27th, 2022


After a stroke, many patients struggle with poor control and strength in the muscles on one side of the body. While the focus of recovery is often on the limbs and facial muscles, without a strong core, extremities and the rest of the body may suffer. With the help of these core exercises for stroke recovery, you can continue to make recovery progress at home on your own. 

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