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Recreational Therapy: Play Your Way to Recovery, Article posted by Emily Shearing Aug 20 2014 Physical therapy is a necessary part of stroke recovery. But gaining back muscle strength is just one part of the process. Recreational therapy helps stroke survivors return to their favorite pre-stroke activities, whether it’s hiking, playing board games, or cooking. […]

Article Posted by Emily Shearing on Jun 26 2014 From rebuilding your muscles to working out your brain, recovering from a stroke is a combination of challenging both body and mind. While physical therapy is a common and often successful form of rehabilitation post-stroke, continuing treatment in the months and years after can be pricey, […]

Life Participation Approach to Aphasia – A Statement of Values for the Future by the LPAA Project Group (in alphabetical order: Roberta Chapey, Judith F. Duchan, Roberta J. Elman, Linda J. Garcia, Aura Kagan, Jon Lyon, and Nina Simmons Mackie) Unprecedented changes are occurring in the way treatment for aphasia is viewed and reimbursed. These […]

Music and Stroke Therapy: 4 Questions – An article posted to Stroke Smart by Lucy Lazarony on Mar 13 2014 How does music therapy help stroke survivors with aphasia? How does music therapy help stroke survivors with their physical therapy? How often should a stroke survivor meet with a music therapist? How to find a […]

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Recovery from a stroke often involves intense physical therapy, multiple trips to the hospital and thousands of dollars in equipment. However, deep in the halls of the Air Force Academy, mechanical and electrical engineering cadets are developing a system to help patients do that therapy at home and for a fraction […]

Cognitive Communication Therapy on Demand – Empowering patients on their road to recovery By Swathi Kiran, PhD, MA Posted on: January 29, 2014 As consumers, we are very familiar with how technology has changed our lives: video on demand, instant access to music from virtually any artist in the world, the ability to buy and […]

ABC Health Check article posted February 4, 2013 Research at the Cleveland Clinic shows music therapy can help stroke patients overcome aphasia. That’s where you know what you want to say, but can’t get it out. Therapists say music, which is processed through the RIGHT side of the brain, can retrain the LEFT side, which […]

by Lucy Bustamante, 13News Now, Posted on October 14, 2013 at 6:20 PM VIRGINIA BEACH — Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury may soon have relief from their symptoms. Dr. Paul Harch, a leader in hyperbaric medicine, claims hyperbaric oxygen therapy may permanently curtail TBI and PTSD symptoms. James Ciconne was […]

When people have left side brain injury, usually caused by trauma or a stroke, they are often told that they will never speak again. We, at Wired, are proving these people wrong, and I am getting people talking on a weekly basis. We are offering support and hope to people with Aphasia and their families […]

Article posted in Stroke Smart by Ann Ahlers Jul 24 2013 If you have a pet, you may know the value of having an animal in your life. But beyond that, human-animal interaction in a hospital or rehab setting can have profoundly noticeable effects on a stroke survivor’s recovery. Registered animal-assisted therapy teams work with […]