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.

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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.
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Friday, October 26, 2018

VIDEO | Australian-first robotic joystick to help stroke patients

But is it better that these other video games? If you don't know the answer your hospital is incompetent.

 

VIDEO | Australian-first robotic joystick to help stroke patients 

It’s the video game where winning and losing is replaced by recovery and progress.
Meet Fourier M2 –  a state-of-the-art robotic joystick designed to help brain injury rehabilitation patients regain strength and range of motion in their upper body. 
The device, which is not available anywhere else in Australia, is on loan to HammondCare’s Braeside Hospital as part of a clinical trial until December.
The robotic technology allows patients to play a series of video games with the joystick programmed to be easier or harder depending on the stage of therapy.
Braeside Hospital director of rehabilitation services Dr Caitlin Anderson said the robotic joystick will be used primarily in stroke rehabilitation and upper limb therapy.
“Robotics is a proven therapy in stroke rehabilitation,” Dr Anderson said.
“It has two main benefits that add to traditional one-to-one therapy. It allows people who may not have been able to do anything useful with their arm to actually do active therapy which previously was limited.
“It can also add additional time in therapy to their program. Stroke rehab is very much about amount of time in therapy gets additional benefit. So the more time in therapy we can get hopefully the better outcomes there are for patients.”
Director of rehabilitation services Dr Caitlin Anderson with Braeside Hospital's occupational therapy team.
Director of rehabilitation services Dr Caitlin Anderson with Braeside Hospital's occupational therapy team.
The device was unveiled at Braeside Hospital’s Occupational Therapy Week celebrations on Wednesday. 
Occupational Therapy Service Manager Abdul Shaik said the aim of the new technology is to increase range of movement and strength in the arm.
Fourier M2 has four different modes including active and resistance settings and gives patients real-time feedback.
“If the patient able to do 20 per cent, the machine will do the other 80 per cent of movement,” Mr Shaik said.
The Fourier M2 homepage.
The Fourier M2 homepage.
“As patients recovers the amount of assistance provide to patient can be reduced. They play games like Fruit Ninja to help them regain strength and range but also control how much they move their arm.”
Braeside Hospital’s eight occupational therapists work in their 36 bed in-patient rehabilitation unit as well as supporting outpatients.
They assist patients get back to every day live and maximise independence by assisting in things like daily personal care, driver retraining and helping people return to work.
They also work with Braeside’s other units including palliative care and mental health.

 

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