Motus Blog

By Dr. Nick Housley
Stroke Recovery Timeline

Stroke recovery is a dynamic and often protracted process. Below we define the 4 phases of recovery, describe the typical timeframe it covers, characterize some of the key biological factors that dominate that phase, outline some canonical goals, and define the healthcare setting where treatment is typically rendered.

By Madeline Shepard
Stroke Prevention

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.

By Madeline Shepard
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.

By Ella Sofia 4th Oct, 21
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!

By Ella Sofia 4th Oct, 21
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.

By Ella Sofia 4th Oct, 21
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.

By Ella Sofia 4th Oct, 21
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.

By Alyssa Beebe 15th June, 22
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.

By Parth Patel 3rd Feb, 23
Stroke Recovery: The Importance of Repetition

When it comes to stroke recovery, repetition is key. The brain has the ability to rewire itself and form new neural connections, a process known as neuroplasticity. However, this process takes time and effort, and one of the most effective ways to promote neuroplasticity is through repetition of specific tasks and movements.

By Parth Patel 3rd Feb, 23
Reducing Tone After a Stroke: Effective Therapies and Strategies

Tone, also known as spasticity, is a common issue that can develop after a stroke. It’s caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain and can result in tight, stiff muscles that can limit movement and make daily tasks difficult. However, with proper rehabilitation, tone can be reduced, and the individual can regain their mobility and independence. Repetition is a crucial aspect of reducing tone after a stroke.

By Parth Patel 3rd Feb, 23
Supporting a Loved One After a Stroke: A Guide for Family and Friends

A stroke can be a devastating event for a person and their loved ones, but with the right support and care, recovery is possible. The road to recovery can be long and difficult, but with the help of friends and family, a stroke survivor can regain their independence and quality of life.