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Regaining Shoulder Function After Stroke: Common Clinical Concerns & Strategies

Saebo
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018


When blood flow to certain regions of the brain is cut off from a stroke, that particular communication center no longer relays messages to corresponding parts of the body. So, as with all stroke issues, the problem begins in the brain but becomes aggravated by the weakening of the body part itself. The key to rehabilitation is focusing on understanding both the mind’s neuroplasticity and the body’s physical strengthening.

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Recovering Arm Function After Stroke

Saebo
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018


Damage from a stroke often leaves arm muscles and nerves incapable of receiving messages integral to movement and manipulating objects. Stroke survivors may experience symptoms such as weakness in the arms, a lack of coordination, a change in muscle tone, and a range of issues including, but not limited to: swelling, pain, and spasticity. While this reality can present a variety of challenges to stroke survivors and emotionally tax family members and caregivers hoping to help, it’s important to remember there are options for improvement.

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Causes And Prevention Of Muscle Atrophy After Stroke

Saebo
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018


After a stroke, the body needs time to recover. Neurological damage prevents the brain from properly sending the signals that trigger body movements, resulting in prolonged muscle inactivity. Though a period of rest after a stroke is necessary, too much rest can be a bad thing. If muscles in the body remain stagnant for too long, a condition called muscle atrophy will take effect. In many cases, a stroke survivor will lose neurological connections to an arm, leg, hand, or foot, and this loss accelerates muscle atrophy, making rehabilitation more difficult.

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Taking Back Your Independence After Stroke

Saebo
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018


Being self-reliant feels great, but for stroke survivors regaining independence is often challenging and progress sometimes seems slow. Emotional support, therapy, gait training, and stroke rehabilitation equipment can help stroke survivors find a path to independence.

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Repetition Improves Stroke Recovery Time

Saebo
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018


In all stages of growth and development, repetition is key to successful long-term learning and information retention. Repetition is especially beneficial for stroke survivors who seek to regain motor function, strength, and coordination. Consistent repetition that re-establishes communication between the damaged parts of the brain and the body is crucial in stroke rehabilitation.

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Pseudobulbar Affect – Not All Crying After Stroke Is Depression

Saebo
Friday, February 9th, 2018


Pseudobulbar Affect - Not All Crying After Stroke Is Depression

Among stroke survivors, feelings of depression and sadness are unfortunately common. The body has experienced acute changes both physically and mentally, and certain emotional responses may be triggered as a result. A survivor may find themselves dealing with bouts of anger, mood swings, and moments of intense crying or laughing, but these reactions do not necessarily indicate a typical case of depression.

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How a Stroke In The Right brain Affects The Body & How to Recover

Saebo
Friday, February 9th, 2018


Guide to Recovering From a Right Brain Stroke

Two is stronger than one, and your brain is no exception to the adage. What many people may not realize is that your brain consists of two distinct parts that work together as one, much like your eyes or ears.

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Intensive 3-Day Stroke Boot Camp Now Available

Saebo
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018


Offered by Saebo’s co-founder, Henry Hoffman, as well as occupational therapists specializing in neurorehabilitation, the Stroke Arm and Hand Clinic provides an intensive, 3-day upper extremity treatment program for patients suffering from neurological impairments such as spasticity and weakness. The specialized stroke clinic, located in Charleston, SC is geared primarily towards clients that struggle with arm and hand function.

Is this you? Improve recovery at the Stroke Hand and Upper Limb Clinic.

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Henry Hoffman Q&A Video Series: Is My Patient Appropriate for the SaeboFlex or SaeboGlove?

Saebo
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017


SaeboFlex vs. SaeboGlove: Which is right for you?

In his latest Q&A Video, Saebo Co-Founder Henry Hoffman addresses the differences between two hand rehabilitation devices.

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Sleep After A Stroke The Key To Faster Recovery

Saebo
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017


Sleep disruption is very common after suffering a stroke, more than half of survivors have problems sleeping in the months following. Poor sleep can slow recovery, cause depression, and even lead to memory problems. Fortunately, there are many ways to alleviate these symptoms.

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