Best Electrode Position and Placement for Leg and Foot Stroke Rehabilitation

NeuroRehab Team
Friday, March 24th, 2017


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Electrical stimulation, also referred to as e-stim, NMES, or FES, can be an effective tool in reducing the symptoms of stroke, such as increasing strength and function. The success of one’s recovery using electrical stimulation will rely heavily on proper electrode placement.

Listed below are some key video examples of lower limb electrode positioning by Axelgaard. Click on the thumbnail below to visit the video link.

 

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Swallowing Exercises for Dysphagia Therapy Following Stroke

NeuroRehab Team
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017


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Neurological conditions can cause trouble with swallowing as a result of damage to the brain, spinal cord and nerves. This type of swallowing problem is called dysphagia. The most common conditions associated with dysphagia include stroke, head trauma, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and motor neuron disease, but any neurological disease can cause dysphagia.

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Swollen Arm and Hand (Edema) Following Stroke

NeuroRehab Team
Monday, March 6th, 2017


 

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Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissues. Although edema can affect any part of your body, it’s most commonly noticed in the hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs. Edema occurs from a variety of reasons. For individuals who are inactive, a collection of fluid in the ankles and legs, fingers and hands can be seen. Individuals that are paralyzed after a neurological injury such as stroke, may have fluid collection just on the affected side.

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15 Things Caregivers Must Know After A Stroke

NeuroRehab Team
Tuesday, January 31st, 2017


 

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It can be quite challenging caring for someone with a stroke. When a loved one is first hospitalized immediately after a stroke, families usually assist the hospital team with key personal information as well as convey patient care preferences and serve as the connection between the hospital staff and the patient. You suddenly become the patient’s voice and chief advocate.

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Stroke Recovery Using Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT)

NeuroRehab Team
Monday, January 23rd, 2017


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Constraint-induced movement therapy (CI, CIT, or CIMT) is a form of rehabilitation therapy that improves upper extremity function in stroke and other neurological injuries by increasing the use of their affected upper limb. The focus of CIMT is to combine restraint of the unaffected limb and intensive use of the affected limb. Types of restraints include a sling, a splint, a sling combined with a resting hand splint, a half glove, and a mitt. Determination of the type of restraint used for therapy depends on the required level of safety vs. intensity of therapy.

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New Online Directory Collects Reviews of Stroke Rehab

NeuroRehab Team
Monday, January 2nd, 2017


 

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A new, non-biased website dedicated to assisting patients, families and health professionals with identifying appropriate neuro-rehab solutions and resources has recently launched. The directory is specifically designed for individuals with neurological injuries such as stroke, brain injury, cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury.

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Top 5 Apps for Hand Recovery Following Stroke

NeuroRehab Team
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016


 

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The latest research shows that the brain is capable of rewiring and adapting after stroke. Therefore, arm and hand recovery is more possible than previously thought. However, in order to improve function in the upper limb, the client must be willing to incorporate the affected side purposefully and repeatedly.

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What is Electrical Stimulation? Advances in Stroke Treatment.

NeuroRehab Team
Friday, December 2nd, 2016


 

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Electrical stimulation, also referred to as e-stim, NMES, or FES, can be an effective tool in reducing the symptoms of stroke, such as increasing strength and function. The success of one’s recovery using electrical stimulation will rely heavily on proper electrode placement.

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Stroke Therapy Products That Help With Recovery

NeuroRehab Team
Friday, November 25th, 2016


 

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Listed below are various clinical product categories that you may have learned while in therapy. Feel free to click on any category to see a list of products that may be appropriate for your needs.

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Measuring Arm and Hand Function using the Action Research Arm Test (ARAT)

NeuroRehab Team
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016


 

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Evaluating the impact of stroke rehabilitation requires the use of reliable, valid, and objective outcome measures. Despite consensus among nationally published guidelines recommending the use of valid and reliable assessment tools, the scientific community lacks direction regarding what outcome measures should be selected for particular evaluative needs. One measure that appears to have general acceptance and embraced by many neurorehabilitation specialists is the Action Research Arm Test (ARAT).

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Key Facts About Stroke

NeuroRehab Team
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016


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A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is the rapid loss of brain function(s) due to disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. When you have an ischemic stroke, there is an interruption, or reduction, of the blood supply. Eighty percent of all strokes occur due to ischemia. With a hemorrhagic stroke, there is bleeding in the brain. After about 4 minutes without blood and oxygen, brain cells become damaged and may die. When brain cells are damaged or die, the body parts controlled by those cells cannot function. The loss of function may be mild or severe and temporary or permanent. This depends on where and how much of the brain is damaged and how fast the blood supply can be returned to the affected cells.

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Virtual Reality And Gaming Technology Helps Stroke Patients Recover

NeuroRehab Team
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016


 

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There is strong evidence that repetitive task specific training techniques improve upper extremity function. Task training yields long lasting cortical reorginization specific to the corresponding areas being used. Traditional treatment interventions are based primarily on routine exercises and/or purposeful activities. For many patients, the road to recovery is long and difficult and clinicians are challenged with the daunting task of maintaining patient motivation and compliance while alleviating boredom. Computer based games and virtual reality have recently emerged as novel strategies to maintain motivation and compliance while providing the necessary repetitive training.

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New Neuro/Stroke Vision Courses Available

NeuroRehab Team
Monday, November 7th, 2016


 

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Improve Your Vision Recovery Techniques Now

 

Approximately 30% of all stroke patients suffer from post-stroke visual impairment (Sand KM. Acta Neurol Scand Suppl. 2013). Following a stroke or other neurological injury, various types of vision deficits can occur including the inability to recognize objects, color vision deficits and difficulty with perceiving various types of motion. Approximately 20% of patients experience permanent visual deficits (Romano JG. J of Neurol Sci. 2008).

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New Hand Stimulation Device Now Available for Stroke Survivors

NeuroRehab Team
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016


 

 

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A new stimulation device called the SaeboStim Micro is now available for neurological patients limited with arm and hand function. The SaeboStim Micro provides low-level sensory electrical stimulation to the arm and hand using a specialized Electro-Mesh Garment. The unique Electro-Mesh material is not only soft and comfortable to wear at rest, but also during activities. Clients suffering from impaired function, weakness and spasticity can benefit from the much-needed stimulation.

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New Stroke App Recommends Evidence-Based Treatment For Arm and Hand Impairment

NeuroRehab Team
Friday, October 21st, 2016


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It is true that recovering from a stroke will be an uphill battle for many, however, it is also accurate that the latest research findings regarding neuro recovery are more promising than ever before. How serious are you with embracing evidence into your practice?

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Wearable Stroke Technology Puts Patient Back in Control

NeuroRehab Team
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016


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According to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, researchers at the MetroHealth System, Case Western Reserve University, and the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center have developed a glove that allows patients be in control of the stimulation to their weak hand.

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Top 7 Stroke Apps for Cognitive Deficits

NeuroRehab Team
Thursday, September 29th, 2016


 

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Damage to the brain after a stroke can cause many cognitive changes. Doing things that once were easy may now be hard. Problems with memory and thinking are very common after a stroke and most people will have some difficulties. After a stroke, cognitive rehabilitation can aid the mind just as physical therapy aids the body, according to Psych Central, an online mental health and psychology network. The purpose of cognitive therapy is to improve damaged mental abilities and language skills caused by a stroke.

 

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Where to find Shoulder Subluxation Treatment Options?

NeuroRehab Team
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016


 

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One of the most common areas often affected by a neurological injury is the glenohumeral joint (i.e., shoulder). The shoulder complex is a very sophisticated and complicated joint in the body. It consists of 20 muscles, 3 bones, 3 joints, and 1 articulation. It has the greatest ROM of any joint in the body but at the expense of stability.

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How to Find Stroke Balance Therapy Options

NeuroRehab Team
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016


Leg and Mobility Neuro Stroke Courses

NeuroRehab Team
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016


 

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Are you caught up with the latest advances in neurorehabilitation? Find relevant stroke neuro courses below to be sure.

 

Find Leg and Mobility NeuroRehab Courses

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