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Fix a stiff leg after a stroke

Fix a stiff leg after a stroke

What is a “stiff leg”?A stroke can cause many different leg problems that can make walking difficult. One problem is (what some people refer to as) a “stiff leg”.  So, what exactly is a stiff leg? Well, do you ever feel like at the exact moment...
Dual-task exercise training after a stroke

Dual-task exercise training after a stroke

A stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability.  Neuroplasticity (the brains ability to reorganize) is the foundation of regaining movement, and ultimately independence. This requires repetitive practice, of the correct movements, performed in the right...
8 Truths about Stroke Rehabilitation

8 Truths about Stroke Rehabilitation

The CDC reports someone in the US suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and is the leading cause of long term disability.  A stroke can occur anywhere in the brain causing a variety of problems with vision, cognition (thinking), speaking, mobility, and memory.  Hence, the...
Coping with a plateau after a stroke

Coping with a plateau after a stroke

Recovery after a stroke can come with a slew of emotions including shock, fear, depression, and hope.  Staying positive and maintaining hope is absolutely essential to the recovery process. One thing that can cause frustration and maybe even lead to a sense of...
Is Recovery after a Stroke Possible?

Is Recovery after a Stroke Possible?

A stroke can be devastating. A brain bleed or a clot can cause weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis). It can also cause problems with thinking, problem solving, vision, and speaking. The result? Lost independence. So, of course, many stroke survivors want to...