Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Stroke survivors will undoubtedly face a variety of hardships after a stroke event — physical impairments, emotional difficulties, mental disabilities — not to mention a heightened risk of a second attack. The road of rehabilitation can be a long one, but huge advances in both medical technology and therapeutic techniques have made it possible for survivors to enjoy incredible recoveries.
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
People often think of a stroke as having a profound effect on a victim’s motor functions—and it does. However, did you know that as many as two-thirds of stroke victims experience vision impairments as a result of a stroke? Not all visual impairments happen immediately after the stroke, but some victims will notice changes to their vision right away.
Monday, January 15th, 2018
Recovering your arm and shoulder movement after a stroke can be challenging. If you can’t easily grasp and release objects, move your arms forward, or use your arms to support your weight or you’re just starting your recovery with a Saebo solution, it’s important to incorporate helpful shoulder exercises for stroke recovery into your daily routine at home.
And that’s exactly what Occupational Therapist Hoang Tran recommends. Hoang focuses on shoulder and arm mobility at her outpatient rehabilitation center, Hands on Therapy. She opened the Florida center in 2014 after extensive clinical experience, including more than a decade at Miami Beach’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. As a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) she specializes in pathological conditions affecting the upper extremities. Throughout her years of working with stroke survivors and other people with upper body trauma, she has learned several simple and effective techniques that you can apply in your own home to speed up your recovery.
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.
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
Strokes take a huge toll on the human body. They can cause anything from paralysis and speech loss to blurry vision, fatigue, and loss of mobility. Sadly, there is almost no part of the body that is completely safe from the effects of a stroke.
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.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
Everyone knows that exercise is good for their health, and for stroke survivors it is no different. After suffering a stroke, survivors may face numerous barriers to becoming physically active such as disability, fatigue, or depression. While they may have to start slowly and find ways to work around physical barriers, physical exercise is important to both help survivors recover and help them prevent a second stroke.
Monday, February 13th, 2017
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.
Friday, February 10th, 2017
There are a number of ties between physical activity and reduced risk for stroke. Studies have shown that individuals who remain physically active as they get older are between 25 and 30 percent less likely to experience a stroke. Physical activity also plays a huge role in the lives of individuals who do end up experiencing one as it helps in the recovery process.
Exercise after a stroke is a vital factor in regaining function, so finding and participating in exercises that are fun, rather than tedious or boring, can make a big difference during rehab and recovery. It can be difficult to find the motivation to rehab after a stroke, but fun activities help stroke patients stick with their recommended regimens.