While strokes are scary, you can assuage the fear of experiencing
one by knowing your risk factors and incorporating stroke
prevention tips into your lifestyle.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, risk factors are conditions that make a person more likely to suffer a stroke.
What Is A Stroke?
A stroke is a medical emergency that occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is reduced or restricted. This prevents brain tissue from getting oxygen, and causes brain cells to die within minutes. Immediate medical attention is important for stroke victims to limit damage to the brain.
Mechanical vs. E-Stim Devices
The Motus Home Mentor System is first and foremost a robot- assisted therapy device. The benefit of robots for rehab is that they can help with repetitive task practice (RTP) and high-intensity therapy as well as encourage you to exercise your affected limb safely and correctly. Additionally, it also provides active assistance meaning the device provides gentle assistance to help you complete your exercises, similar to how a therapist would assist and encourage you during your therapy sessions. The combination of these features is what makes it stand out from the rest of the crowd!
Use This 3-Step System To Finally Achieve Your Rehab Goals
How many times have you made a New Year’s Resolution, only to lose steam after a few months? You know,
like when you tell yourself “I’m going to do my therapy exercises every day this year,” but then
March rolls around and you’re no longer able to maintain your resolution.
Well, in my 13 years post-brain injury and in my 27 years as a human trying to achieve goals, I’ve identified a few reasons we tend to lose that resolution steam.
Making Rehab Rewarding: The Gamification Of Post-Stroke Recovery
Gamification is the process of “enhancing services with [rewards], in order to invoke gameful experiences and further behavioral outcomes” (1). In the case of the Motus Nova Home Rehab System®, the service being enhanced is physical rehabilitation.
Is Telehealth Revolutionizing Post-Stroke Rehabilitation?
When someone survives a stroke, the repercussions extend beyond the need for immediate care – survivors are often
left requiring countless hours of rehabilitation in order to successfully regain function. That means both stroke
survivors and caregivers are stuck with the energy-draining responsibility of scheduling appointments, arranging travel
to-and-from clinics, and spending hard-earned money simply trying to recover.
All of a sudden rehabilitation becomes an exhausting burden.
The Key to Stroke Recovery: Repetitions, Repetitions, Repetitions
Have you ever had to think about each step you take to be able to walk? Walking is something so natural to us, but could be one of the most challenging tasks for a stroke survivor. Survivors face a unique challenge: repairing and retraining their bodies, minds, and lives.