Stroke Recovery and The Power of Team and Coach


-One Smile Can Begin a Friendship- -One Hope Can Raise our Spirits- -One Act Can Inspire a Movement- -One Touch Can Show You Care- Full Interview Available Now on the Know Stroke Podcast S2E7 There is power in being one team working together. The power of the group becomes one. We dive into this topic …

Get to Know Stroke Nurse Navigator-Brooke Medel


https://youtu.be/p042m3p3p_A Know Stroke Podcast Season 2 Episode 5 Interview with Brooke Medel- Stroke Nurse Navigator at UConnHealth Navigator: one that navigates or is qualified to navigate. Who are some people that come to mind when you think of navigators? Most navigators have personality traits of wanting to help others achieve their goals. Brooke Medel is a …

Interview with Dr. Carolyn Brown, Founder of StrokeOT


Dr Brown first assisted us with the Next Step Forward Program back in May 2020. Dr Brown is a clinically certified occupational therapist with over 25 years experience in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation and is the founder of StrokeOT.org

Boston Marathon Legend Dick Hoyt was the definition of Boston Strong


Boston Marathon icon Dick Hoyt passed away this week on Wednesday morning. He was 80 years old and a Boston Marathon favorite. I personally looked forward to seeing he and his son Rick on their journey from Hopkinton to Boston just about every year I’ve been blessed to be up in Boston on Patriot’s Day …

Stroke Survivors and Families Getting Seat at ISC 2021 Table!


For the first time ever, stroke survivors, family members and other advocates with an interest in stroke and brain health are being allowed to have a seat at the table and to join in for select sessions at the 2021 International Stroke Conference happening next week.  This is great news and perhaps one of the …

International Stroke Conference and my Final Rehab Thoughts on 2020


Was the ISC2020 a Good Value for Rehab Professionals ? Note: This post should have followed Takeaway post 1 and post 2 in this series in 2020 but then COVID destroyed that plan along with just about everything else the rest of the year! While I was attending the Rehab Tech Summit this past weekend, this …

COVID-19 and Stroke


Brief Explanation of How COVID-19 Impacts the Whole Body In this short video Dr. Mitch Elkind, American Heart Association president, and a stroke neurologist at Columbia University, briefly explains how the virus that causes COVID-19 can impact the whole body, including the heart and brain. https://youtu.be/B7_R6zZysbo Video Source: American Heart Association Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions We’re …

Bright Minds Still at Risk by Not Knowing about All Stroke Warning Signs


  I just posted an update on our EnableUs blog about the importance of knowing the stroke warning signs and early stroke education.  https://www.enable4us.com The post was in response to new data from the American Heart/Stroke Association’s  Stroke Journal Report  (released October 26th) which revealed nearly one in three young adults in the US still …

Virtual Stroke Support Groups


With physical distancing measures still in place, many of the restaurants, hotels, and community centers that are commonly used for meet ups are closed, or limiting the number per group. That’s why we’ve started our new free service Virtual Stroke Support Groups!

Next Step Forward


Register for Week 5! This week we will be putting all the lessons of our previous sessions together to complete your plan. Prepare to take the Next Step Forward on your stroke recovery journey with Team Enable.Us ! Register for Week 5-Keep Moving Forward About the Program Sessions: Session 1:  Finding Your “Why” -Course Introduction Getting …