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Treating Hemiplegia and Hemiparesis After Stroke

Saebo
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017


Treating Hemiplegia and Hemiparesis After Stroke-blog

 

After a stroke, it’s common to experience weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, depending on which side of the brain your stroke occurred. Right-sided weakness or paralysis is caused by an injury to the left side of the brain, where the areas that handle language and memory are. Left-sided weakness or paralysis is caused by an injury to the right side of the brain, which contains the areas that control facial recognition and nonverbal behavior.

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What to Expect when Recovering from a Stroke

Saebo
Thursday, February 16th, 2017


What to Expect when Recovering from a Stroke-blog

 

After experiencing a stroke, survivors can begin to recover through rehabilitation. However, recovery from stroke is a process that survivors need to continue throughout their lives. Formal stroke rehabilitation is important for survivors to regain their independence and control of body movements and functions.

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Benefits of Cortical Priming for Stroke Rehabilitation

Saebo
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017


Benefits of Cortical Priming for Stroke Rehab-blog

 

After someone suffers a stroke, there are several conditions that need attention. One of these is impaired motor function, or the loss of movement or use of a particular body part.

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Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy After Stroke

Saebo
Monday, February 13th, 2017


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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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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Important Facts About Stage 2 of Stroke Recovery

Saebo
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017


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As stroke survivors recover, most gradually regain strength and movement in the muscles and may eventually enjoy full restoration of function. They may regain reflexes first, then voluntary movements, and may even enjoy full restoration of function eventually. Since the 1970’s, the Brunnstrom Approach has helped us divide this post-stroke progress into a series of seven distinct stages. These stages of stroke recovery, which are marked by synergies of different limbs, begin with flaccid muscles and no movement (voluntary or otherwise). However, stage 2 marks an important milestone: the return of movement.

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A Timeline of Stroke Recovery

Saebo
Monday, December 19th, 2016


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As a patient recovers from a stroke, both they and their caregivers must understand that the process is slow and uncertain. This is because the severity of the stroke can vary, and doctors, nurses, and therapists can only estimate the response of each patient based on the location of the stroke. In general, those who have suffered severe strokes will recover more slowly and require a longer, more delayed period to do so.

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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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