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Leg Exercises for Stroke Recovery

Leg Exercises for Stroke Recovery

Leg movement is critical when re-learning how to stand, transfer and walk. Therefore, most stroke survivors are eager to learn the leg exercises that will help the ULTIMATE goal, independence.  If YOU are in this group, you may be thinking that you can just go to the...
Stroke: What is spasticity and how do you treat it?

Stroke: What is spasticity and how do you treat it?

Spasticity is a condition caused when areas of the brain that control muscles are damaged.  This condition can be extremely debilitating after a stroke. The result? Difficulty moving the arm and leg, problems speaking, problems swallowing, and difficulty standing and...
Stroke: Preventing and Managing Shoulder Pain

Stroke: Preventing and Managing Shoulder Pain

Pain after a stroke can have many different causes. It is extremely important to know the cause of the shoulder pain.  Pain can come from damage or injury to the shoulder joint.  Pain can also occur when damage has occurred to the “pain centers” in the...