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

Cut out the “Fake Stuff” to Reduce Stroke Risks


Diet Sodas Linked to Increased Stroke Risks in Women Nutrition advice for reducing stroke risks now includes dropping diet sodas and the sugar substitutes commonly found on their labels according to recent research conducted on 81,714 women 50 and older over 12 years. The American Heart Association, which published the study in its journal Stroke, […]

Dogs save owner having a stroke


Ring doorbell captures the dogs escape as they run to alert a neighbor for help The power of our pets! Great story which appeared in the news today of a quick response and good outcome as everyone, including the stroke survivors dogs, acted FAST!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbgBLAippDM   Learn more about Ring Doorbells on Amazon    

PFO Post Closure ” Do I take these pills for life? “


Once a hole in the heart is plugged with a PFO closure device the common question asked by patients is how long does one need to continue antiplatelet therapy?   According to a new analysis reported in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology, long-term follow-up of patients who underwent patent foramen ovale (PFO) […]

Early Education and Understanding Risks are Keys to Reducing Stroke Rates in Young Adults


According to a new study published recently in The New England Journal of Medicine, globally, one in four people over age 25 is now at risk for stroke during their lifetime. The growing burden of stroke on young adults Surveys mentioned in the study indicate the global burden of stroke has been increasing, and the prevention of […]