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Recognizing the signs of a stroke

GREENSBORO, N.C. — James Pinnix suffered a stroke at work and survived thanks to the quick sign recognition of his supervisor.

Pinnix had just finished clearing trash from the compacter at UNCG’s Moore Hall before lunch when he began to slur his speech and develop numbness in his right side. 235 more words


[ARTICLE] Effect of gait training with constrained-induced movement therapy (CIMT) on the balance of stroke patients - Full Text PDF


The purpose of the present study was to examine the effect of intensive gait training using a constrained induced movement therapy (CIMT) technique applied to the non-paretic upper extremity on the balance ability of stroke patients. 144 more words


[ARTICLE] A Mirror Therapy–Based Action Observation Protocol to Improve Motor Learning After Stroke - Full Text HTML


Background. Mirror therapy is a priming technique to improve motor function of the affected arm after stroke.

Objective. To investigate whether a mirror therapy–based action observation (AO) protocol contributes to motor learning of the affected arm after stroke. 179 more words

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[ARTICLE] Virtual Reality Video Games to Promote Movement Recovery in Stroke Rehabilitation: A Guide for Clinicians

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After stroke, people often have difficulty moving one arm and hand, but movement can improve with considerable practice. Arm movements may need to be repeated upwards of 2500 times for a person to approach his/her peak level of motor function.1 Video-gaming technology can effectively deliver engaging, high-repetition movement practice. 132 more words


Botox for lefty

last week i had two doctors appointments back to back in one day, kind of a pain. The first appointment was to see my physiatrist for myobloc(botox) injections in my left arm(Not fun), then I saw my neurologist for my nine month check up. 399 more words

Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree

This was going to be just an anniversary rerun, happily marking one year today since my stroke. And I apologize for the need to make this a little darker than I’d intended. 481 more words