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Music is “The art of expression by sound” so what better therapy could we use for helping our brains to express themselves. We have all felt the power of music, whilst dancing, singing and relaxing, music affects our moods, and music can heal! Think of your brain as being built from 10 million fried eggs! […]

Treating a stroke may involve drugs, surgery, or other therapies. Treatments for stroke vary depending on whether the stroke is caused by a blood clot (ischemic stroke) or a brain bleed (hemorrhagic stroke). Not matter the type of stroke, acting fast and seeking treatment as quickly as possible is key to reducing the risk of […]

MusicGlove is a fun and effective rehabilitation device that helps restore hand function for individuals with stroke, spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or other neurologic injuries. MusicGlove treatment motivates users to exercise through our custom therapy based music game. This makes it easy to perform the large number of repetitions needed to […]

Another great article from Stroke Smart on what you can do at home after Therapy. Stroke recovery does not end with therapy. Neurophysical therapist Steven Keller describes low-intensity workouts he suggests for many of his stroke survivor patients. You’ve undergone countless hours of physical and occupational therapy, but those have ended. You want to keep […]

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. Bill Mramor, a recreational therapist at University […]

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 […]