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

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Getting stroke survivors back on their feet

Have your doctor follow this up. You shouldn't have to request this followup but nothing will occur if you don't. I don't walk normally and never will until my spasticity is cured. But I can and have walked up to 17 miles a day in NYC.

Getting stroke survivors back on their feet


stroke survivors rehab: gait analysis stroke rehab
A USC study focuses on how to best improve the walking rehabilitation for patients who have suffered a stroke. (Photo/Shutterstock)
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. And while it is the fifth leading cause of death in America, it’s much more disabling than it is fatal.
Physical therapy for stroke survivors can often mean treatment focused on correcting walking asymmetries (such as a limp) so that the individual can walk in an observationally normal way. But is this the best rehabilitation strategy?
That’s what James Finley aims to investigate in a new study supported by a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The study will examine the advantages and disadvantages associated with restoring symmetry in the walking patterns of survivors of stroke. Finley is an assistant professor and director of the Locomotor Control Laboratory at the USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.
Using a device to measure oxygen consumption, treadmills meant to elicit a stumble response and a motion capture system to record it all, Finley hopes to better understand how correcting gait asymmetries has an impact on energy efficiency and fall risk.
“One thing we would like to do is assess the individual and find the focus areas for how to rehabilitate them,” Finley said. “How can we help an individual reduce energetic costs so they can walk longer distances? Can we train people to have a walking pattern that would lower their risk of falling?”

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