Thursday, July 20th, 2017
After suffering a stroke, many survivors find themselves with some loss of physical function. While much of this is due to brain damage from the stroke itself, there are additional preventable problems like physical deconditioning and fatigue that can lead to a survivor losing function. How can this be prevented? Physical activity.
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Learning how to sit up is one of the first major milestones in a person’s life. Unfortunately, after suffering a stroke, many survivors find themselves unable to sit up or stand safely. This is because balance is critical to maintaining these positions, and a stroke can affect a person’s ability to balance in several ways.
Monday, July 17th, 2017
Krystal Maclin, OTR/L of Spire Rehab Hospital and her team were recently trained to use the SaeboMAS. This facility treats patients with varying diagnoses, from CVA to traumatic brain injury, and even cardiac patients. With the SaeboMAS, their patients were able to perform a wide variety of functional movements — like reaching down to tie their shoes or reaching into their back pockets — and other activities that they never thought they could achieve before using this dynamic mobile arm support. Hear Krystal’s story in the video below.
Friday, July 14th, 2017
Despite increased public awareness about mental illnesses like depression, many people still are not very familiar with the condition and its symptoms.
Thursday, July 13th, 2017
Strokes and aneurysms are similar in some ways, but also different. While both have potentially disabling consequences because they directly affect the brain, strokes and aneurysms have different symptoms and are caused by separate events.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Virtual reality (VR) is the new must-have technology tool for gaming, training, or just trying to immerse yourself in a new and virtual environment. From Google Cardboard to Oculus Rift, this technology is becoming more and more accessible to the everyday person. Now anyone can put on a headset and suddenly be transported to a world where they have full control and no consequences.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Amy suffered a stroke at the age of 11, and the doctor told her she would see no more improvement in her left hand. Several years later, Amy is bound and determined to regain hand function with the SaeboGlove. She saw results the very first day, was able to complete functional activities faster and with more accuracy immediately after putting on the SaeboGlove.
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Suffering from a stroke is a scary situation, and it leaves survivors with plenty of challenges to overcome during the recovery process. One of the effects of stroke is aphasia—the loss of the ability to speak or understand speech—and it’s one of the most frustrating to deal with.
Monday, July 3rd, 2017
They say dog is man’s best friend, but for stroke survivors, a dog can mean even more than that. Dogs tend to respond well to training and have the temperaments to be good companions. For this reason, more and more stroke survivors are finding comfort, support, and assistance during recovery in the form of pet therapy dogs.
Thursday, June 29th, 2017
Having a stroke can change a person’s life in many ways. Survivor’s often find themselves unable to speak, swallow, walk, or even use half of their body. These disabilities can make returning to a normal routine difficult, and for many it makes it impossible for them to return to work.