Constraint Induced Therapy How good is the outcome of constrain induced therapy (CIMT) and is it for you?   Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a therapeutic approach primarily used for individuals with upper limb hemiparesis or hemiplegia, often resulting from conditions like stroke. The goal of CIMT is to promote motor recovery and functional use […]

Legal and Financial Considerations

Legal and Financial Considerations After a stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI), there are several legal and financial considerations that both the affected individual and their loved ones should be aware of. These considerations may vary based on the severity of the injury, the individual’s age, and their specific circumstances. It’s important to consult with […]

Post stroke exercises for strength and Mobility

Post Stroke Exercises for Strength and Mobility Exercises for stroke survivors can help improve strength and mobility, but it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional or physical therapist before starting any exercise program. They can assess your specific needs and limitations to create a personalized plan. Here are some general post-stroke exercises for strength […]

Warning Signs of Stroke

Recognizing the warning signs of a stroke is crucial because immediate medical attention can make a significant difference in minimizing the long-term effects of a stroke and even save a person’s life. Strokes occur when there is a disruption in the blood supply to the brain, either due to a blockage (ischemic stroke) or bleeding […]

Stroke versus TBI

Stroke versus a TBI Stroke vs. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Understanding the Key Differences Introduction Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are two distinct medical conditions that affect the brain, but they have different causes, symptoms, and treatment approaches. While both can have serious consequences, it’s important to recognize the differences between them. In this […]

How to Rehab from Stroke at Home

   Rehabilitating from a stroke at home is possible, but it’s important to note that stroke rehabilitation should be supervised by healthcare professionals, especially in the early stages. The specific rehabilitation plan will vary depending on the severity of the stroke, the affected areas of the brain, and individual needs. Always consult with your healthcare […]

Mirror Therapy Intro – Read first

Although I use Mirror Box Therapy (MBT) in my own exercise program to help get more function in my hand I thought I’d do a little reasearch on MBT to give you a professional’s introduction to MBT. The following article was written by Janet Meydam, OTR/L and is at  which is actually a site […]

Revamp Challenge

Challenge might be too aggressive! When posting the mirror box challenge, I think I might have scared a lot of people away with the numbers I was talking about for myself. So, I just wanted to change that daunting number to a workable number that is more achievable. So, I thought I would set up […]

The Challenge gets Sidetracked

Due to extreme pain in my left hip, I decided a while ago that I would get a full hip replacement. This was scheduled for June 8th which I forgot about when deciding to do the challenge in June. However up to the date of the surgery I did the exercises for 7 straight days […]

The Challenge

The Mirror Box Challenge. Since we all strive to get better and in my case, that means getting my left hand to work more than it does now. I am challenging myself to complete 30,000 open and close exercises with my mirror box. Yes, I said 30,000 total repetitions with a mirror box. 1,000 per […]