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Movement recovery resources for stroke survivors

Resources Ontario Stroke Network: Post-stroke community-based exercise guidelines Fitness and mobility exercise (FAME) program for stroke:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3266302/ FAME program for chronic stroke:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3226792/ Manual for basic exercises for stroke: https://www.oatext.com/manual-of-basic-physiotherapeutic-exercises-for-family-and-caregivers-of-stroke-patients.php#gsc.tab=0 Physical activity and exercises recommendations for stroke:https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/STR.0000000000000022 At-home exercises for stroke survivors:https://strokeconnection.strokeassociation.org/Spring-2019/At-home-Exercises-for-Stroke-Survivors/ Canadian best practices guidelines Management of upper extremity following stroke: https://www.strokebestpractices.ca/recommendations/stroke-rehabilitation/management-of-the-upper-extremity-following-stroke Range of motion exercises for shoulder, arm, and hand: https://www.strokebestpractices.ca/recommendations/stroke-rehabilitation/range-of-motion-and-spasticity-in-the-shoulder-arm-and-hand If you have more guidelines, manuals, and other resources related to exercises for stroke, please send us. Clinicians’ handbook Clinical consequences of stroke: http://www.ebrsr.com/sites/default/files/Chapter%201_Clinical%20Consequences_0.pdf Recovery and organized care: http://www.ebrsr.com/sites/default/files/EBRSR%20Handbook%20Chapter%202_Brain%20Reorganization%2C%20Recovery%20and%20Organized%20Care_2020.pdf Mobility rehabilitation: http://www.ebrsr.com/sites/default/files/Chapter%203_Lower%20Extremity_2020_ML.pdf upper extremity rehabilitation: http://www.ebrsr.com/sites/default/files/EBRSR%20Handbook%20Chapter%204_Upper%20Extremity%20Post%20Stroke_ML.pdf Cognitive rehabilitation: http://www.ebrsr.com/sites/default/files/EBRSR%20Handbook%20Chapter%205_Rehab%20of%20Cognitive%20Impairment.pdf…

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Research – practice gap on walking promotion

The 2015 published Cochrane review (1) found only five studies that evaluated community walking sessions for people living a stroke. And, they concluded that the quality of evidence of these studies was very low. Furthermore, only 266 individuals had been involved in all five studies and two of the programs “mimicked” community programs. Walking certainly improves walking ability and speed after a stroke event; the activity itself brings a multitude of benefits not only economically but socially also. I could not find any reviews published after 2015. Citations Barclay RE, Stevenson TJ, Poluha W, Ripat J, Nett C, Srikesavan CS….

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More research on stroke patients’ bladder control needed

Bladder control research among stroke survivors is urgently needed.

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Brain’s stroke recovery journey

In the brain’ stroke recovery journey, it jumps into action within minutes of the attack. This post chronicles this journey up to six months. The brain’s stroke recovery journeys speed varies with time; it works faster in the first three months and then slows down towards the sixth month. It is a continuous journey. However, for description and management purposes, subject experts classify the recovery journey into five phases; First 24 hours (hyperacute phase) First 7 days (acute phase) First 3 months (early sub-acute phase) Four – six months (late sub-acute phase) Six months after (chronic phase) First 24 hours…

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Cochrane reviews on urine incontinence research

Cochrane reviews about urine incontinence

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Broca aphasia: “Non-fluent aphasia”

This journey (Journeys to the brain -12) travels again to the Broca area to explore Broca aphasia. You can read about the Broca area in the Broca area: Journeys to the brain-11 How a stroke causes the Broca aphasia A full-blown stroke blocks the brain’s blood supply. When it happens inside the anterior branch of the middle cerebral artery, the brain cells in the Broca area deprive of oxygen and nutrients. As a result, they begin to die each passing second at a rate of about 32,000 neurons per second!. The final result is this particular speech problem. What do really hapens…

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Broca’s area: Journeys to the Brain-11

Paul Broca: Source: Wellcome Collection under the license of CC BY 4.0 Broca’s area plays a very important role in our speech. Prior to 1861, scientists debated whether the whole brain acted either as a single entity or contains specific regions. Pierre Paul Broca ended this debate in 1861. “Monsieur Tan” Prior to 1861, Pierre Paul Broca examined an adult male – Leborgne – who came with a right-sided paralysis. Pierre Paul Broca was a surgeon who had a special interest in physical anthropology. He had been studying the association between skull shapes and sizes with evolution. In addition to the…

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