Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
Saebo is excited to partner with Work Your M.O.T.O.R. in the development of a new home exercise mobile app for patients. Work your M.O.T.O.R (Motivating Occupational Therapists Optimizing Rehab) is an online exercise program for anyone who has had a stroke or brain injury. The exercises are light, fun and creative to help continue your recovery at home. The Work Your M.O.T.O.R staff has over 25 years combined experience working as occupational therapists in both inpatient and outpatient settings specializing in stroke rehabilitation. The exercise team has the added benefit of real life stroke survivors who understand what you are going through, every step of the way. Work Your M.O.T.O.R series include: stretching, upper and lower body strengthening, standing balance, core exercises and fine motor coordination. Each workout is 20 minutes or less and can be completed from the comfort of your own home.
Research shows physical activity reduces your stroke risk by between 25% and 30%. Exercise also increases your chance of regaining function after a stroke. After suffering a stroke, survivors who don’t begin an exercise regimen may experience additional, preventable problems such as physical deconditioning and fatigue. Any amount of physical activity is a positive step for stroke survivors. Over time, even light activity such as walking around the block or doing laundry will contribute to physical improvements and help prevent further deterioration. However, activities of moderate intensity are even more beneficial for your health. If you want to reclaim a specific function, for example, you should incorporate a variety of at-home exercises to target individual body parts. Remember, a full recovery is only possible if you take direct action to reclaim function in the months and years that follow. By following an exercise program that targets specific areas and functions, you can reclaim your coordination, strength, and range of motion throughout your body.