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Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy After Stroke

Saebo
Monday, February 13th, 2017


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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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Stroke Rehab Exercises: Passive Vs. Active

Saebo
Sunday, January 15th, 2017


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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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Recovering From a Massive Stroke

Saebo
Saturday, January 14th, 2017


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Since strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., everybody should be able to recognize them. A stroke happens when blood flow to part of the brain is cut off and oxygen can’t reach it. When this happens, there are devastating consequences to brain cells that control certain parts of the body.

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How a Stroke is Treated

Saebo
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017


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The road to recovery after a stroke is different for everybody. Treating a stroke varies depending on the type of stroke suffered—whether ischemic (caused by a blood clot) or hemorrhagic (caused by a brain bleed). Every patient is different, and strokes do not affect each person in the same way.

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The Benefits of Speech Language Therapy for Stroke Patients

Saebo
Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


The Benefits of Speech Language Therapy for Stroke Patients, Speech and Language Therapy

A stroke is one of the most catastrophic experiences an individual can undergo. Strokes often cause temporary or permanent paralysis on one side of the body. Balance, memory, speech, cognition, and vision may also be affected. In addition, muscle spasms and pain are common complications of a stroke. Because of these issues, stroke survivors may have difficulty managing basic tasks such as bathing and dressing. Consequently, it may be challenging for them to continue to manage their roles as spouses, parents, or employees.

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Game On: How Video Games Can Assist With Stroke Recovery

Saebo
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


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Stroke patients often face an unfortunate reality—80 percent of them will not regain full use of their arm and hand movements. Strokes are one of the most common causes of physical disability, and many stroke survivors suffer continued effects from impairment, like an inability to return to work and having limited independence. Early, intensive rehabilitation offers the best outcome, but only one-third of patients discharged after immediate medical treatment will continue the recommended therapy at home.

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Affordable Equipment Occupational Therapists Need In Their Stroke Rehabilitation Toolkit

Saebo
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016


Affordable Equipment Occupational Therapists Need In Their Stroke Rehabilitation Toolkit

 

As an occupational therapist, you play a vital role in helping stroke patients regain the ability to live as independently and confidently as possible. Recovering patients may suffer from a myriad of symptoms that can interfere with their daily lives.

From learning to use cooking and dining utensils again to bathing and dressing themselves, self-directed exercises and specialized tools help these patients take back control of their lives. To best assist your patients in these efforts, it is helpful to stock a rehabilitation workstation with as many pieces of specialized equipment, useful tools, and everyday items as possible.

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A Simplified Guide to Occupational Therapy for Strokes

Saebo
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016


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Occupational therapy is an essential step along the road to recovery after a stroke. Patients who lose the capacity to perform daily tasks, such as the ability to maintain balance, concentrate, retain information, and even reach for an object, require the expertise of an occupational therapist to relearn these basic movements. The goal of the therapist is to help patients improve sensory and motor abilities that have been damaged. This is accomplished through reprogramming parts of the patients’ brains and helping them regain muscle control.

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Traditional & Innovative Treatments For Strokes

Saebo
Monday, October 10th, 2016


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Medical treatments save lives. Stroke victims who seek immediate treatment have the best chance to survive and eventually recover. But non-fatal strokes often have long-term debilitating consequences. Patients may require extensive therapy from skilled occupational therapists to reclaim their ability to speak, be mobile, and simply function in their daily lives.

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How Technology Is Changing Stroke Rehabilitation

Saebo
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016


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While everyday objects like clothespins and cups still play crucial roles in most patients’ journeys toward recovery, new technology is constantly changing the rehabilitation game. From video chats with doctors to robotic gloves and interactive video games, stroke recovery and rehabilitation tools have come a long way in the past decade. This new stroke recovery technology is helping link neuroplasticity and learning. A key part in recovery from a stroke.

This new stroke technology gives patients more repetitions, practice time and intensity compared to previous movement trainings. Not to mention this new technology is also more interactive, attention grabbing and really helps motivate the patient. These new technologies are really helping harness the brain’s ability to repair itself in ways that haven’t been seen before.

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