Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy After Stroke

Henry Hoffman
Monday, February 13th, 2017
Last modified on September 9th, 2021

Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy After Stroke-blog


When a stroke causes a person to lose the use of one of their limbs, they can easily get frustrated, stop trying to use it at all, and start relying solely on the unaffected limb. This is called learned non-use; it means that the stroke survivor has learned to stop using an affected limb because of its lack of response.

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How Fun Activities Help Stroke Rehabilitation

Henry Hoffman
Friday, February 10th, 2017
Last modified on May 15th, 2020

How Fun Activities Help Stroke Rehabilitation-blog


There are a number of ties between physical activity and reduced risk for stroke. Studies have shown that individuals who remain physically active as they get older are between 25 and 30 percent less likely to experience a stroke. Physical activity also plays a huge role in the lives of individuals who do end up experiencing one as it helps in the recovery process.

Exercise after a stroke is a vital factor in regaining function, so finding and participating in exercises that are fun, rather than tedious or boring, can make a big difference during rehab and recovery. It can be difficult to find the motivation to rehab after a stroke, but fun activities help stroke patients stick with their recommended regimens.

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Stroke Rehab Exercises: Passive Vs. Active

Henry Hoffman
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Last modified on September 2nd, 2022


After a stroke is over, its survivor is not in the clear. A stroke leads to neurological damage that affects the motor system, making limbs weak and limiting movements. It can also affect sensory input to the brain, which can impair speech, vision, touch, and more.

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Use it or Lose it: The Importance of Cortical Plasticity in Stroke Rehabilitation

Henry Hoffman
Monday, October 24th, 2016
Last modified on May 2nd, 2022



Those who have survived a stroke may experience neurological damage that leads to deficiencies in their sensory and motor systems, such as limited use in their hands and/or arms. This damage also affects the sensory communication to the brain and impairs the ability to touch, feel, or be aware of joint movement. The combination of motor and sensory impairments significantly impacts stroke patients’ capacity to perform daily activities.


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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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