Stroke patients can benefit from the latest technology, whether it is a robotic device called AlterG (formerly Tibion) that strengthens the legs, or vision therapy using LCD glasses to improve visual motor skills. Read more »
It’s not a secret that skilled therapy, under the guidance of a licensed therapist, is helpful to maintain function, increase strength and prevent regression/deterioration. Yet for decades, Medicare beneficiaries have been denied care based upon their condition being deemed “unlikely to improve.”
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Did you know that having rhythm means more than singing well, dancing beautifully or being able to hit a homerun or catch a touchdown pass? Read more »
People recovering from a cerebral vascular accident (CVA), commonly known as stroke, no longer have to be saddled with visual deficits. There are new and progressive treatments to help make their lives better as well as the lives of their spouse or caregiver.
People who have had strokes can suffer many visual problems. These problems include: Read more »
By Denise Stryker, MA, CCC-SLP/L, Speech Language Pathologist and Sherri Repsher, MS, CCC-SLP/L, Speech Language Pathologist, Clinical Supervisor
One of the most frustrating aspects of suffering a stroke is recovering the ability to communicate.
Do you have weakness in one leg and have trouble walking? Whether you suffer from multiple sclerosis, arthritis, an orthopedic condition or have suffered a stroke, the AlterG Bionic Leg (formerly Tibion Bionic Leg) can provide a second chance to help regain your strength and the ability to walk. Read more »
Driving a car is not only convenient, and a majority of the time necessary, but it also provides a feeling of independence. For many individuals who have suffered a life-changing event, such as a stroke, that feeling of independence is important.
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We have all heard someone say, “Your eyes are your window to the world,” and it’s true. From birth through our elder years, 80 percent of what we learn is through the visual system, so, it’s very important to have good visual abilities. Read more »
Every year, about 795,000 people experience a stroke. Of these, approximately 185,000 are recurrent strokes, meaning that they are experienced by individuals who have previously had one or more strokes.
If you’ve already had a stroke, you’re at greater risk to have another. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to prevent a recurrent stroke. Read more »