Sensory Retraining After Stroke

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Loss or alteration of sensation is common after stroke. More than half of all stroke survivors have impaired sensation of the arm or hand. Stroke survivors may have difficulty detecting temperature, touch, texture or may experience pins and needles, pain or other unusual sensations following stroke. This contributes to difficulties with everyday tasks. Active sensory retraining involves manual exploration of … Read More

Pain After Stroke

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In the EnableMe podcast from the Stroke Foundation (link above) they talk about ways to reduce pain levels and improve quality of life for stroke survivors. Insights into how mindfulness, movement and meditation can help are shared by stroke survivor Emma Gee. Information and advice is also shared by a physiotherapist and OT who work with people with pain after stroke. … Read More

What Is Mirror Box Therapy?

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Mirror Box Therapy Stroke

Mirror Box Therapy is another tool that that is used to harness the brain’s ability to rewire itself and assist with recovery following stroke. Recent evidence supports the effectiveness of Mirror Box Therapy as an inclusion in rehabilitation for improving motor function, reducing pain, reducing neglect and reducing sensory impairment following stroke. “Mirror therapy is a form of motor imagery … Read More

Long-term Recovery After Stroke

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Stroke affects people in different ways. Recovery after stroke also works in different ways. Commonly, big improvements in stroke symptoms are experienced in the first months following stroke. Many stroke survivors continue to see improvements years after stroke with a continued commitment to rehabilitation. Stroke survivors who experience long term recovery following stroke describe it as a lifelong commitment; requiring … Read More

Exercise in the Community

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Central to health and well-being is an active lifestyle. An active lifestyle benefits the mind, body and soul. Evidence demonstrates regardless of whether you have arthritis, diabetes, a neurological condition such as stroke, dementia, depression and many other health conditions, activity and exercise improve quality of life. Being active means different things to different people. For some, walking the dog … Read More

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation in the Home

Jacey KrautRehabilitation In The Home

There are two main reasons why physiotherapy rehabilitation in the home has become so popular. The first, is the simple convenience of mobile physiotherapy delivered in the comfort of your own home without having to tackle traffic and parking. The second is because home-based rehabilitation really works! Rehabilitation takes hard work and requires a lot of practice. The environment around … Read More

How to Maintain Rehab Goals

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Physiotherapist assisting with exercises for rehab

How To Maintain Rehab Goals Rehabilitation is often viewed as an action plan towards achieving a goal. People with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke and other neurological conditions know that physiotherapy can assist to achieve goals aimed at improving balance, strength, movement and fitness but what happens once the goal has been reached and therapy ends? Consider any sports athlete … Read More