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4 Easiest Exercises to Improve Balance after Stroke

Improve balance after stroke
Balance problems are common after stroke, which is why many survivors find themselves unable to sit up or stand safely. They may feel dizzy or unsteady and lose the confidence of walking, moving around and performing certain daily tasks independently. Hence, stroke rehab often includes balance exercises. While certain exercise routines take care of rigidity and muscle stiffness, balance...

Caregiver’s Corner: 7 Things NOT to Say to a stroke survivor

stroke survivor
Stroke can be confusing to people who never had one. It’s natural to want to say something, to console or offer advice, even when you don’t understand the nature of the stroke completely. And, when you are caring for a stroke survivor for long, it’s not rare to wear down and say things out of frustration. Even though you have...

Exercises for Stronger Arm After Stroke

arm exercises after stroke
A stroke can often leave an individual with arm movement impairment, making it difficult to move the arm forward or grasp and release objects. To build strength and renew the muscle-to-mind connections (which are often lost after a stroke), your brain must relearn. Luckily, it’s possible to retrain the brain to make up for neurological damage if you keep...

Parenting After Stroke – Navigating the Challenges

Parenting After Stroke
It’s normal for parents to go the extra mile to make their children happy and healthy. But, how many stroke survivors with serious impairments can do that? Not too many. Raising children is challenging under any circumstances, but even greater obstacles for parents after their strokes. Depending on the nature of your stroke-led disability, any task might be more challenging...

A Guide to Flying After Stroke

Flying After Stroke
First air travel after stroke can be overwhelming and out of your comfort zone. Despite your doctor’s assurance, you may ask yourself a number of times if it is safe to fly after a stroke. Thankfully, the answer is YES. The Aerospace Medical Association Guidelines (2003) suggests that it is safe to fly once 2 weeks have passed after...

7 Coping Strategies to Deal with Mood Swings after Stroke

Mood Swings after Stroke
Sometimes, a stroke affects the emotion center of the brain and creates emotional instability. However, sometimes, stroke recovery can also affect emotions simply due to the radically different lifestyle involved. This is why emotions like depression, anxiety, and grief are highly common after stroke. Because emotions are difficult to deal with, the best thing a stroke survivor can do is...

15 Tricks to Recover Faster After Stroke

Recovery After Stroke
The process of stroke recovery is a long one. It takes hard work and dedication to regain full function. There are no quick-fixes that can make stroke recovery happen overnight; however, certain strategies can help you speed up the process. Curious? Below, we offer a few ways to rise above stroke-driven challenges and fasten the stroke recovery. Focus on...

9 Stroke Myths Busted

Stroke Myhths
Certain myths about stroke—though scientifically wrong—can seem to make sense, especially when they are rooted in old theories. Sadly, these myths can lead to needless worry and even hinder good prevention and treatment decisions. To make you learn more about stroke and to better understand how it is unique from a heart attack, we thought of highlighting some common...

6 Ways to Get Past Plateau After Stroke

Past Plateau After Stroke
The road to recovery after stroke is not always a straight line. Oftentimes there is rapid recovery during the first three months, but then the progress slows down. This eventually leads to a plateau in recovery after about six months. In a scenario where varying levels of paralysis are common, a shift in mindset and making little changes to lifestyle...

‘9zest Experience’ Now Available on Web

9zest Experience
9zest recently launched the web version for 9zest Parkinson’s Therapy, 9zest Stroke Rehab and 9zest FixHealth. The web version will allow 9zest users to workout via a web browser. This implies that the same 9zest experience will be available on a bigger screen, i.e., desktop, laptop and Smart TV (using Chromecast, Roku, etc.). This also means 9zest therapeutic solutions now...