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2011-06-23 23:10:33

Patients who received several sessions of a "motivational interview" early after a stroke had normal mood, fewer instances of depression and greater survival rates at one year compared to patients who received standard stroke care, according to new research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Motivational interviewing is generally a talk-based therapy for patients with health problems that require behavior change, but in this study it was used to support adjustment...

2011-06-01 00:06:49

Designer of medical devices providing clinic and in-home restoration therapy unveils the next in the series of FES powered physical therapy systems that started with the successful RT300 FES cycle. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 31, 2011 Restorative Therapies, Inc., advances its new era in physical therapy systems for neurological injury and paralysis with FDA clearance of the world's first Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) rehabilitation therapy system for stepping and standing. FES is a...

2011-04-20 00:00:28

Kinetic Muscles, Inc., an innovator of stroke rehabilitation products and in-home teletherapy systems was recently featured in an article published by OPEN MINDS Weekly News Wire. Tempe, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 Kinetic Muscles, Inc., an innovator of stroke rehabilitation products and in-home teletherapy systems was recently featured in an article published by OPEN MINDS Weekly News Wire. The article entitled "Kinetic Muscles Launches In-Home Stroke Teletherapy &...

2011-04-14 07:10:00

ATLANTA, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Kagan had a stroke in 2004. He is a stroke survivor. He has been through the long recovery process and he wants to help you understand what to expect. He wants to help you prepare for the changes to come in your life, good and bad, and also prepare for recovery. He learned so much about recovery by living through it, and he wants to help others understand what is coming next and that recovery will happen for them. There are also things to watch...

2011-04-07 19:00:37

Study is first to demonstrate that physical recovery continues to improve after the antidepressant medication is stopped A University of Iowa study finds that patients treated with a short course of antidepressants after a stroke have significantly greater improvement in physical recovery than patients treated with a placebo. Moreover, the study is the first to demonstrate that this physical recovery continues to improve for at least nine months after the antidepressant medication is...

2011-04-07 18:54:40

New research shows using virtual reality games for treatment in stroke survivors increases upper-arm motor function Virtual reality and other video games can significantly improve motor function in stroke patients, according to research from St. Michael's Hospital. Patients who played video games, such as Wii and Playstation, were up to five times more likely to show improvements in arm motor function compared to those who had standard therapy. "Virtual reality gaming is a promising and...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

In the last decade, a paradigm shift in the field of stroke rehabilitation and treatment has occurred, and one of the major forces behind this shift is Richard Macko, MD, director of the Maryland Exercise & Robotics Center of Excellence at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maryland Health Care System and a professor of neurology, medicine, physical therapy & rehabilitation science at the University Maryland School of Medicine. Baltimore, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011 In the last decade, a...

2011-03-25 11:17:25

Stroke patients who received electrical brain stimulation coupled with swallowing exercises showed greater improvement in swallowing ability than patients who did not receive this stimulation, according to a pilot study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. Difficulty swallowing, known as dysphagia, is a common and serious stroke complication. It can lead to aspiration, when food or foreign matter accidentally enters the lungs causing pneumonia. Aspiration and...

2011-03-11 06:35:00

ATLANTA, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Kagan just wrote his new book "Life After Stroke, On The Road To Recovery." It is written for stroke survivors, their caretakers, family and friends. Kagan had a stroke in 2004. He has been through the same long recovery process many others now find themselves in. He is a stroke survivor. He learned so much about recovery by living through it, and he wants to help others understand what is coming next. Whether one is a stroke survivor, a...

2011-02-25 13:06:57

Research: Provision of acute stroke care and associated factors in a multiethnic population: prospective study with the South London Stroke Register The quality of stroke care in the UK is improving, but significant inequalities still exist, warns a new study published on bmj.com today. Previous reports have suggested that the quality of UK stroke care is improving, but there is limited information on trends of care from population-based studies. So a team of researchers in London assessed...


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  • A spider.
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