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.
My back ground story is here:

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A guide to tuning AFOs and its relevance to stroke rehabilitation

You'll have to hope that this contains information on adding metatarsal  pads and toe crests for your curled toes. And that your doctor knows enough to add this to the prescription. But then, I'm not medically trained so anything I say is useless.
Clinical manager at Blatchford Clinical Services, Stoke Orthotist at Blatchford Clinical Services, Northampton National clinical lead at Blatchford Clinical Services, Sheffield
Accepted: September 01, 2016
Published Online: April 26, 2017
Brain injuries caused by strokes are a major cause of adult disability, affecting around 110 000 people each year. Provision of ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) post stroke are commonly required due to changes in muscle activity, contractures, and gait deviations. The effectiveness of these devices is dependent on correct prescription and set up. This article will look at types of AFOs available and the importance of tuning AFOs to influence gait and optimise rehabilitation, considering the different parts of the gait cycle and how deviations from this can cause mobility issues.

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