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 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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Top Stroke Treatment and Technology To Improve Recovery and Function.

NeuroRehab Team
Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


Following an extensive search of 100’s of stroke rehabilitation products and programs, we have summarized the best available products currently on the market for stroke recovery. The products are organized into relevant categories list below. Feel free to click on any category to see a list of products that may be appropriate for your needs.

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Search Stroke Foot Drop Products

NeuroRehab Team
Friday, September 2nd, 2016


Upper Extremity Stroke Rehab CEU’s.

NeuroRehab Team
Monday, August 29th, 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 Arm and Hand NeuroRehab Courses

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Helpful One-Handed Strategies for Personal Care ADL Tasks.

NeuroRehab Team
Monday, August 29th, 2016


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Occupational therapists advise and counsel clients on strategies to increase functional independence and improve quality of life. Many occupational therapists struggle with knowing how to demonstrate adaptive strategies to clients who have suffered loss of one hand or loss of function of one hand to complete functional activities.

 

Find One-Handed Self-Care CEU Courses

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New Online Stroke/Neuro CEU Courses Now Available.

NeuroRehab Team
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016


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Now more than ever, occupational, physical and speech therapists are relying on evidence-based treatment to provide maximum outcomes for clients suffering from stroke and other neurological injuries. Get up-to-date with the latest advances in stroke/neuro treatment by enhancing your skills through continuing education courses.

Listed below are links to online training categorized into key groups. Feel free to click on the link to learn more about available courses.

 

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Occupational Therapy and Stroke. The Role of an Occupational Therapist.

NeuroRehab Team
Saturday, August 20th, 2016


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Individuals suffering from stroke may have difficulty with activities of daily living (ADL) such as grooming, dressing, managing a household, and with performing familiar roles (e.g., parent, spouse, employee). According to the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), occupational therapy practitioners address the physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges brought on by a stroke, and they can help stroke survivors engage in the things they want and need to do. The following tips are from occupational therapy practitioners who work with people recovering from a stroke.

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10 Apps That Assist Stroke Patients With Vision Loss.

NeuroRehab Team
Monday, August 15th, 2016


 

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Most people who have decreased vision or double vision after a stroke do not fully recover. Some recovery is possible and it usually happens in the first few months after a stroke.

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Pay it Forward. Sometimes the best medicine is good advice.

NeuroRehab Team
Sunday, August 7th, 2016


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Help patients, families, and clinicians make the best decisions based on your feedback.

 

Excitement is building with new web-based platform, neurorehabdirectory.com, a free online resource dedicated to assisting stroke patients, families and health professionals with identifying appropriate stroke therapy products and programs. Traditional online medical websites are either out-of-date, difficult to navigate or sponsored by manufacturers. Neurorehabdirectory.com free web-based platform was developed to help individuals seamlessly search for total body stroke rehab treatment solutions and programs in an impartial way.

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