The Self-Healing Brain

The Self-Healing Brain The brain has some capacity for self-healing and repair, primarily through a process called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize and adapt by forming new neural connections throughout life and continues until the day we die. While the brain cannot regenerate neurons (nerve cells) as readily as some other tissues […]

Sad State of Affairs

Sad State of Affairs Hi, Everyone, Just wanted to let you know that I finally have 20 members, albeit 7 of you are friends and family, but the other 13 appear to be stroke survivors! Not that I don’t love my friends and family but I have a question for just the stroke survivors. Is […]

Hand Spasticity

Hand Spasticity Click here Exercises for spastic hands that can help improve flexibility, strength, and coordination while reducing muscle spasticity. It’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional or occupational therapist to create a personalized exercise plan tailored to your specific needs. However, here are two sets of some general exercises and stretches that may […]


Constraint Induced Therapy How good is the outcome of constraint induced movement 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 […]

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 […]

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