Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain! 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:

My blog is not to help survivors recover, it is to have the 10 million yearly stroke survivors light fires underneath their doctors, stroke hospitals and stroke researchers to get stroke solved. 100% recovery. The stroke medical world is completely failing at that goal, they don't even have it as a goal. 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:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Flint Rehab Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of FitMi, Revolutionizing Therapy and Enabling Stroke Survivors to Achieve Over 30 Million Reps of Clinically Meaningful Exercise

We wouldn't have all this 'get survivors to exercise more' if our doctors solved the 5 causes of the neuronal cascade of death in the first week resulting in vastly less dead and damaged neurons! Work on the real problem, not this secondary one.
Jul. 11, 2018, 03:00 PM

July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Flint Rehab, a leading neuro-rehabilitation device company, is proud to celebrate the one-year anniversary of FitMi®, their revolutionary technology that is used for strengthening the full body after stroke. Since its launch, FitMi has improved the mobility of thousands of stroke survivors by enabling them to perform over 30 million reps of therapeutic exercises from the comfort of their own home. To date, survivors are averaging a collective three million reps per month with FitMi.
Flint Rehab's underlying motivation is that stroke survivors are not getting enough therapy. Supported by $8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, the company is committed to solving this problem. From the first day of inpatient therapy to years after discharge, FitMi gives survivors a tool they can use to get the therapy they need. FitMi provides stroke survivors with a fun, affordable, and evidence-based therapy program that keeps them motivated as they work to regain their strength and independence.
"As stroke survivors spend less time with a therapist, they are expected to continue rehabilitation at home by following exercises printed on paper, which does nothing to motivate them to reach their full potential," says Dr. Nizan Friedman, CEO and Co-Founder at Flint Rehab. "We've pioneered 'consumer rehab technology' to provide survivors with affordable alternatives that are clinically proven to be more motivating and effective than the conventional approach. By using gamification and real-time feedback, our therapy tools have enabled survivors to vastly improve the amount of recovery they can experience through at-home exercise."
Now officially one year old, FitMi is a universal exercise-sensing system that uses two wireless, puck-shaped devices to detect specific movement patterns made by the user. Through the accompanying computer app, FitMi guides users through a comprehensive set of rehabilitation exercises for the full body. As users exercise, FitMi counts their repetitions, provides real-time feedback, and monitors their long-term progress. FitMi is complemented by Flint Rehab's earlier product, the MusicGlove, which is a sensorized glove that promotes recovery of finger and hand movement. Stroke survivors use MusicGlove to exercise along with a music-based game, completing specific grips in time with notes that scroll down the screen.
"We're proud to have a team of researchers at Flint Rehab that have invested their lives into improving recovery after stroke, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury," says Dr. Dan Zondervan, Vice President and Co-Founder at Flint Rehab. "Our mission is to empower every stroke survivor to reach their full potential through education, community support, and innovative technology. We're dedicated to pushing the industry forward, because we believe survivors deserve better solutions for getting back to the activities they love."
Stroke is the leading cause of long-term adult disability, with one in six people experiencing a stroke in their lifetime [sources: CDC and World Stroke Campaign]. When a person has a stroke, insurance only covers a few days of inpatient rehabilitation followed by sparse one-hour sessions with a therapist. A few months later, stroke survivors are transitioned from managed to unmanaged care, and reimbursement is eliminated for time with a therapist even though recovery may not be complete.
"I had a stroke almost two years ago, in December 2016, and lost movement on my entire right side," says James Dooley, stroke survivor and retiree in Moorseville, North Carolina. "After my stroke, I couldn't walk, couldn't talk, and was a total invalid. Professional therapy helped with some walking and arm movement. Now I'm using FitMi and MusicGlove at home and my motor skills have really improved with Flint Rehab's products. I'm walking and driving now, and FitMi did the most to help me be able to do that again. As a stroke survivor, I know therapy is a process and you can't give up. My first step was being able to walk and drive. I do that now and it gets better every day."
About Flint Rehab:
Flint Rehab is a forward-thinking company dedicated to reinventing the way stroke survivors recover. Our experienced team of neuroscientists create next-gen rehabilitation tools using the latest clinical research and gamification. Our most popular products, FitMi® and MusicGlove®, have empowered thousands of people to increase mobility and regain a positive outlook on life. We also provide educational resources and community support to motivate survivors to rebuild a life full of the activities they love! We're the anti-boring solution that helps survivors engage with their therapy, day in and day out. Learn more about us here:
Media Contact:Nicole Rodrigues, NRPR Group for Flint Rehab, (650) 815-5069,
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