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:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Sunday, May 14, 2017

FAME – Fitness and Mobility Exercise

This one has only been out for a year so give your stroke medical professionals some slack if they haven't implemented this yet
FAME – http://neurorehab.med.ubc.ca/fame
FAME is a community-based exercise program developed for people with stroke who have some standing and walking ability.  We showed that this program improved mobility, cardiovascular fitness, arm and hand function.  A physical therapist or occupational therapist instructed the patient in the program, but the patient did the program independently.  It is important to note that better outcomes are achieved if the patient has family, friends or a caregiver who can assist with the program.
This manual has been prepared based on current scientific evidence. Health and medical knowledge is constantly changing. It is the responsibility of the practitioner or exercise instructor, relying on experience and knowledge of the client, to determine the appropriate treatment for each individual.
To get started with FAME, please read through the FAME Terms and Conditions. Upon accepting the FAME terms of use and conditions, you will be redirected to the FAME resource downloads page. 

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