Stroke Therapy Research. What works?

NeuroRehab Team
Friday, January 13th, 2023


Every 2.1 seconds, someone in the world suffers a stroke. Stroke is the #1 cause of long-term disability worldwide. Globally, there are over 15 million stroke survivors. With respect to the United States, there are approximately 5.1 million stroke survivors alive today in the US. It is the third leading cause of death in USA and the numbers are expected to double by 2030.

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Improve Results Following Stroke with These Simple Steps.

NeuroRehab Team
Monday, November 14th, 2022



Priming the Brain Works.

Better clinical outcomes following stroke are associated with interventions such as cortical priming resulting in increased excitability of the motor cortex (Catano et al).


Priming is a technique used to enhance the brain’s ability to re-balance the 2 hemispheres following a stroke. Priming interventions include invasive and non-invasive techniques and can be administered prior to or during therapy.


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Be Like Mike. Mental Practice Improves Stroke Arm and Hand Weakness.

NeuroRehab Team
Friday, October 28th, 2022

Mike Phelps


Be Like Mike.


Before each race, Michael Phelps, the 28-time Olympic medalist, would sit quietly and perform mental reps, imagining his performance step-by-step.

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What You Need to Know About the Stroke Recovery Timeline

NeuroRehab Team
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020


You are eager to return to your normal life, so you are ready to learn more about the typical timeline for recovery after a stroke. Keep reading to get some answers to common questions:

  • Am I going to get better after my stroke?
  • How long is rehab after a stroke going to take?
  • What can I do to help my stroke recovery?

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Arm and Hand Stroke Exercises Using Mental Practice

NeuroRehab Team
Monday, May 16th, 2016



A stroke 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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Mirror Therapy Exercises for Improving Arm and Hand Function After Stroke

NeuroRehab Team
Thursday, April 21st, 2016



Mirror therapy, a treatment technique first described by V.S. Ramachandran for phantom limb pain following amputation, is a form of motor imagery in which a mirror is used to process visual feedback about motor performance of the unaffected body part as it performs various movements. It is primarily used to speed up and improve motor function after stroke and other neurological disorders.

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