How Do You Move an Elephant?


Keep Pushing Stroke survivors face many obstacles in their journey through recovery. Last week I was a guest with Brain Harris of MedRhythms on his show Brains with Brian. We discussed many topics and the needed push effective stroke recovery plans require to get enough reps to drive motor recovery with neuroplasticity. We covered many …

Event Reminder: Brains with Brian


Friday July 29th 11am EST Know Stroke News: Learn More and Get Your Link to Join This MedRhythms Event!

New Podcast: Meet Henry Hoffman of Saebo


Know Stroke Podcast S4E3 Listen to This Episode Now! On this episode we were joined by Henry Hoffman,MS,OTR/L co-inventor and co-founder of Saebo, Inc. We were introduced to Henry through Dr. Carolyn Brown, a previous guest of the podcast in season one. Saebo, Inc. is a medical device company primarily engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization …

Interview with Jordyn Sims Pierce-Constant Therapy


Know Stroke Podcast-Season 4 Kicks Off! It was our great pleasure to welcome Jordyn Sims Pierce to the Know Stroke Podcast to Kick off Season 4! Know Stroke Podcast S4E1 Our Guest: Jordyn Sims Pierce MS, CCC-SLP, ATP Vice President, Clinical Operations & Development Constant Therapy We encourage you to learn more about Jordyn by …

What learning about gait speed tells us: Start Moving Early and Don’t Slow Down!


Posting on Know-Stroke.org as this topic of gait and mobility and getting people moving early as a primary prevention strategy for stroke and all co-morbidities is always part of my education as a health professional.  Perhaps after you read this study you’ll agree we should be prescribing a walking quota with our therapeutic exercise prescriptions, …

Feed Your Brain!


About my Book: Body in  Balance At the core of Body in Balance is a goal of improving your skill power or brain health to help you shift your mindset and begin thinking toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living—and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around nutrition and popular …

Exercise, Longevity and Your Neural Health


What should I know about the role of exercise and longevity? I was recently asked this question by Emma Picard of the Attleboro based Sun Chronicle for their weekend edition focusing on Longevity  (read her article online here).  My response was simple yet this answer is often ignored and its effectiveness overlooked.  As PT’s we …

Higher exhaled carbon monoxide levels linked to increased stroke risk


According to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015 and reported by American Heart Association News, high levels of exhaled carbon monoxide was associated with a greater risk of future stroke and transient ischemic attack among seemingly healthy adults. Carbon monoxide is produced naturally by the human body as a signaling …

Body in Balance Book


A Plan to Take Action! Body in Balance-Amazon Best Seller in Preventive Medicine Whether you are recovering from short term illness or are struggling with how to maximize your recovery after a more serious  setback like a stroke, you need a plan to take action.   Before you begin, consider using Body in Balance as a …