Category – Education

Stroke Information Made Simple

  • Grief and Acceptance

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    • 4 min read

    I asked a couple of weeks ago on social media what questions survivors felt weren’t addressed enough during the rehab process. Several people mentioned how difficult it is to deal with role change, grief, and acceptance. These are all interrelated issues and deserve to be talked about.

  • Sex After Stroke

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    Talking about sex can sometimes be a taboo topic, so I wanted to clarify why I decided to write about it. Sex is something that often gets overlooked in the rehab process and by the time you get home, you likely won’t reach out to a healthcare professional to ask questions. It can be embarrassing to ask about sex and intimacy.

  • The Simple Guide to Spasticity

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    What Is Spasticity? Spasticity is a type of abnormal, high muscle tone that is velocity-dependent. High muscle tone essentially means that there is significant tension and tightness in the muscle that makes it challenging to lengthen and stretch.

  • 4 Lessons From A Stroke Rehab Specialist Course

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    I spent 4 days in mid-February going through the intensive Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist course. This is the only stroke-specific certification for Occupational and Physical Therapists in the U.S. My brain was filled to the brim with new information and I wanted to share some of it with you!

  • Podcast Interview: Why Holistic Care is So Necessary

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    I’m so excited and honored to share that I was recently a guest on two podcast episodes of The Hand-in-Hand Show from Strokefocus.

  • Neuroplasticity: The Best Stroke Recovery Tool

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    Neuroplasticity is a super science-y word with a pretty simple explanation. Let’s look at another quick Latin lesson.

  • Effects of Cerebellar Strokes

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    • 3 min read

    All right, folks, we’re going a little deeper today in the brain. Literally. The cerebellum is a small structure that sits at the back of the brain beneath the two hemispheres of the cerebrum. It may be small, but it’s really important.

  • The Basics of Hemorrhagic Strokes

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    Hemorrhagic strokes are the second most common type of stroke. They account for almost 13% of all strokes, according to the American Stroke Association (ASA).

  • The Basics of Ischemic Strokes

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    So we’ve been over the 4 Main Types of Strokes. Since ischemic strokes affect around 85% of stroke survivors, I thought it’d be helpful to go into a bit more detail.

  • The 4 Main Types of Strokes

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    One of the best things you can do as you work through recovery is to learn more about the type of stroke you had. How the stroke occurs and where in the brain it happens will determine what issues you might be dealing with.