Please help us achieve 2020 focus on stroke


Take our survey today! We Are Ready to Listen! I know you’re busy, so I’ll be brief.  We are working on a new digital platform for stroke recovery and we want to hear from you!  We’ll use your answers for the planning and development of the most requested platform features.  Here’s a brief description of […]

Results of Apple Heart Study Promising, but are Cardiologists Convinced?


-post by David Dansereau Know-Stroke.org Apple Heart Study Results Released Stanford Medicine published its long-awaited research on the Apple Heart Study, which represents one of the largest research efforts of its kind that relies on consumer devices to better understand human health.  The research, published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked […]

Stroke and Arrhythmia Risks Increased with Cannabis Use in Young Adults


post by David Dansereau,MSPT For Heavy Cannabis Users Risk of Stroke Doubled In two separate studies, both of which will be presented at the annual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions meeting November 16 -18 in Philadelphia, links were found between marijuana use and an increase in stroke as well as increased risk of heart […]

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, […]

A new era of digital therapeutics and strategic partnerships could help prioritize the patient


-David Dansereau,MSPT Improving Stroke Outcomes: A new era of digital therapeutics could help prioritize the patient, reduce stroke risks, improve awareness, and innovate with better home recovery and rehabilitation options. One example of this innovation was revealed earlier today when it was announced Pfizer, Fitbit, and Bristol-Myers Squibb will be working on a project together […]

Measuring Gait Speed May Help Predict Stroke Recovery Functional Outcomes


David Dansereau, MSPT for Know-Stroke.org According to a recent study published in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association (ASA), and summarized on September 26,1019 in Stroke News Release by the AHA/ASA,   a walking speed of more than 3 feet per second (or just over 2 miles per hour) was a critical threshold […]

Barriers to Patient Engagement in Stroke Recovery


My latest Linkedin Pulse article explores why it is currently so difficult to integrate patient-generated data into a physical therapy EMR to improve patient engagement and possibly improve your health and mobility outcomes. Why is this SO difficult? I’m sharing this post here on my stroke blog as well. This issue relates to problems many […]

Can a Stroke Come and Go?


Transient ischemic attack (TIA, Mini-Stroke): A neurological event with the signs and symptoms of a stroke, but which go away within a short period of time. A mild stroke or a TIA is a warning and should not be ignored! “What Should I Do?” Take Immediate Action! A Glenn, your question posted in our comments about a […]

As a Stroke Survivor it is difficult to ComeBackStrong if you do not have support and a plan


The path to ComeBackStrong after a stroke is not easy and the tools and support seem to be getting more difficult to access for survivors.  With all the great advances and potential for technology to innovate and spark stroke recovery, those tools are still not getting in the hands of those that need it.  I’m […]

Best Wishes to Tedy’s Team at 2019 Boston Marathon!


Good luck to everyone running Boston tomorrow!  Special shout out and best wishes to the 2019 Boston Marathon runners on Tedy’s Team!  @tedysteam   Thank You for Supporting Stroke Awareness and Survivorship! #WeSurviveWeRun  #Boston2019  We’ll be cheering for you ! NEVER GIVE UP @tedysteam Related post- Thank you 2018 Boston Marathon Fans