Friday, January 25th, 2019
Last modified on August 26th, 2022
You probably know that things like high blood pressure and an unhealthy diet can increase your stroke risk, but what about stress? Can your stressful day at work lead to a medical emergency? Can stress cause a stroke?
While one stressful day is unlikely to increase your stroke risk, studies have shown that chronic, long-term stress could increase your chances of having a stroke. In fact, a widely cited 2012 study concluded that people who had experienced chronic stress in the previous year were four times more likely to suffer from a stroke, compared to those who were not under similar stress.
Friday, July 13th, 2018
Last modified on November 30th, 2023
If you’ve suffered a stroke, learning how to perform basic daily tasks, such as eating or getting dressed, can feel like an overwhelming physical hurdle. Even though you may have full active movement in your affected hand, you may still have decreased strength and dexterity in your hand, making it difficult to grasp and release objects. Luckily there are products that can aid in grasp and release activities such as the SaeboGlove, an advanced technology for stroke patients. We’re going to show you some helpful hand exercises for stroke rehab and recovery to help you reclaim your strength and dexterity. And best of all, you can do them on your own or with the help of a hand device such as the SaeboGlove.
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.
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.
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Last modified on October 6th, 2022
A stroke can often rob a patient of arm movement, making it difficult to perform simple tasks like moving the arm forward or grasping and releasing objects. Performing basic exercises at home, combined with continued healthcare and innovative Saebo products, empowers stroke survivors to restore normal function to their arms and improve their daily lives.
Simbarashe Shahwe, the Team Lead Physiotherapist at Boston Physiotherapy Ltd. , believes in the importance of exercise in stroke recovery. After seeing numerous patients who have struggled with arm control after a stroke, Shahwe has begun encouraging patients to focus on basic arm exercises for stroke recovery in order to build strength and renew the muscle-to-mind connections often lost after a stroke.
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Last modified on October 7th, 2022
Life after a stroke can be challenging. Many patients wonder if they will ever fully recover their muscle coordination, or how long or difficult the process of recovery may be. Fortunately, the field of occupational and physical therapy has come a long way in developing approaches that help patients regain controlled muscle movements after a stroke.
There are seven recognized stages of stroke recovery through which most patients progress. Also known as the Brunnstrom Approach, the seven stages framework views spastic and involuntary muscle movement as part of the process and uses them to aid in rehabilitation.
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
Last modified on September 9th, 2022
As stroke survivors recover, most gradually regain strength and movement in the muscles and may eventually enjoy full restoration of function. They may regain reflexes first, then voluntary movements, and may even enjoy full restoration of function eventually. Since the 1970’s, the Brunnstrom Approach has helped us divide this post-stroke progress into a series of seven distinct stages. These stages of stroke recovery, which are marked by synergies of different limbs, begin with flaccid muscles and no movement (voluntary or otherwise). However, stage 2 marks an important milestone: the return of movement.
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Last modified on September 8th, 2022
After a stroke, it’s common to experience weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, depending on which side of the brain your stroke occurred. Right-sided weakness or paralysis is caused by an injury to the left side of the brain, where the areas that handle language and memory are. Left-sided weakness or paralysis is caused by an injury to the right side of the brain, which contains the areas that control facial recognition and nonverbal behavior.
Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Last modified on June 13th, 2022
After experiencing a stroke, survivors can begin to recover through rehabilitation. However, recovery from stroke is a process that survivors need to continue throughout their lives. Formal stroke rehabilitation is important for survivors to regain their independence and control of body movements and functions.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Last modified on September 2nd, 2022
After someone suffers a stroke, there are several conditions that need attention. One of these is impaired motor function, or the loss of movement or use of a particular body part.