Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It lays out what needs to be done to get stroke survivors closer to 100% recovery. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bar stool stroke rehab

Its important to do your rehab wherever you are. Getting my feet onto the crossbars on my stool usually doesn't work with just the left leg alone. My hamstrings are not strong enough to pull the leg underneath me, so I have to use my right leg to help. Then once there I can work on dorsiflexion and foot pointing while engaging in conversation and drinking. In order to get your million repetitions you have to take every chance you can to practice. And with no back on most bar stools you have to engage your core muscles to stay erect.  Walking after a few drinks really challenges your balance. Something your doctor should be prescribing if they were any good.  Have fun, I am.

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