Deans' stroke musings

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's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Right Way to Fall

This is one of the ADLs your therapists have to teach you about. I would suggest having your therapist walk alongside you and at certain times violently perturb your walking. That is the only way to learn how to prevent falls, learn how to recover from perturbations.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I definitely direct my butt back and fold at the waist, pulling my head forward as I go, landing on my buttocks and preventing my head from hitting the floor/ground.

    I end up with some pretty colorful extensive bruises that my water PT grills me about when I'm wearing my bathing suit.

    It helps that I have only once fallen forward, which was an entirely different situation. I tried to stop my forehead from hitting the corner of a coffee table, but I failed - mostly due to my bad "good" knee trying to counteract the inevitable.