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Stroke Recovery: Choosing Inpatient or Outpatient Therapy

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you or a loved one have suffered a stroke, chances are you have already been told that rehabilitation therapy is an integral part of any effective stroke recovery plan. You have likely also been asked to choose among a list of options for receiving that therapy. These will typically include both inpatient and outpatient rehab programs. Ultimately, the decision as to whether you should choose an inpatient or outpatient short term rehab program is one that should be made in close consultation with your medical care team.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy: 3 Tips for Stroke Recovery

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Nov 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you are a stroke survivor or have a loved one who is, chances are you have a lot of questions about the recovery process. Since every stroke patient is different, there simply are no easy answers as to how fast or how far recovery will progress, but you should know that there are things you can do to help ensure that recovery potential is realized to the very fullest. With that in mind, here are 3 tips for stroke recovery.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy Focus: Everyday Life Skills

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Mar 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When your life is interrupted by illness or an accident and you need expert rehabilitation services, occupational therapy (OT) can help you regain the life skills necessary to get back to your day-to-day routine and recover your independence. Just as physical therapy helps you regain your range of motion and mobility and cognitive therapy fires up your brain, occupational therapy helps you perform those daily tasks that are seemingly out of reach.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation, Short Term Rehab

What's the Role of Speech Therapy in Stroke Recovery?

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

One of the most common side effects after suffering a stroke is difficulty with speech. This can be very frustrating for the stroke victim and can make recovery all that much more difficult. Speech therapy is an essential part of stroke rehab, as it offers the patient the ability to recover the ability to communicate.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

What to Expect When Recovering from a Stroke

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Strokes affect nearly 800,000 people each year and can cause significant impairment to motor skills, language, cognition, and physical function. However, studies show that earlier and more repetitious rehab can greatly benefit stroke patients by optimizing recovery.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Understanding the Emotional and Mental Effects of Stroke

Posted by Chris Schmidt | May 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

For patients and their loved ones, the physical effects of stroke – paralysis, weakness, vision loss, and pain, among many other potential problems – are clear. However, the emotional and mental effects of stroke can be much more difficult to recognize, and they can be just as traumatic and limiting as physical problems – even more so in some cases. For that reason, understanding these changes and taking steps to address them is essential to making the most of stroke rehab and recovery.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Taking Your Life Back After Stroke: Rehab, Recovery And New Beginnings

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Feb 17, 2015 8:00:00 AM

You've made it through a stroke and the initial crisis is over. Now it is time to begin the task of dealing with the aftermath – the physical and emotional effects of stroke. While recovering from stroke is a different experience for every stroke survivor, one thing that you can be sure of is that it will take time. The good news is that with effective stroke rehab therapy, as well as a great deal of determination, hard work and patience, you can take your life back from stroke, overcoming or adapting to the challenges it brings and moving on to a fulfilling future.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Are You At Risk For Stroke? Check Yourself For Common Risk Factors

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Jan 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Stroke occurs when a vessel that supplies blood to the brain ruptures or becomes blocked, starving brain cells of oxygen and resulting in brain damage. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., as well as a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults, affecting about 795,000 Americans and killing 137,000 people – one every four minutes – every year. Given those stark statistics and the fact that stroke is preventable, knowing your personal risk factors for stroke is essential.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke: 8 Warning Signs Everyone Should Know

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Dec 31, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Stroke is the most frequent cause of long term disability in the U.S. and the fourth leading cause of death, according to the American Stroke Association. Approximately 795,000 Americans every year suffer a stroke – which means that someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds – and about 137,000 of those strokes are fatal – with one stroke death occurring every four minutes. Given those stark statistics and the importance of early medical intervention in cases of stroke, it is important to know how to recognize a stroke when it occurs. Here are 8 warning signs of stroke that everyone should know:

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation

Stroke Rehabilitation: Using Technology for Modern Healing

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Nov 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM

A stroke is one of the most serious medical conditions that a person can experience. During a stroke, blood clots or constricted vessels in the brain prevent its nerve cells from getting the nutrients they need: as a result, these cells begin to die off. Having a stroke can cause symptoms like vision loss, difficulty talking or walking, trouble with the use of muscles, and other serious conditions. In the worst cases, it can even mean death.

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Topics: Stroke Rehabilitation