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 […]

Next Step Forward: Here’s What You May Have Missed!


Next Step Forward: We Are Growing! Join Us for Week 3 We are passing the half way point this Friday for our Enable Us Next Step Forward Program with our kickoff throughout Stroke Awareness Month. If you missed our program launch announcement you can read about Enable Us here. If you missed a previous session, […]

ISC 2020 What We Learned


Part 2: Latest Stroke Science What we learned at the International Stroke Conference  (ISC20) Here’s the conference video if you want to listen to the highlights!Missed Part 1? Here’s my first ISC2020 Takeaway https://youtu.be/L_SO3q1VXno Miguel Perez-Pinzon, PhD, Louise McCullough, MD, PhD, and Tudor Jovin, MD review the big science stories of ISC 2020 in Los […]

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, […]

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 […]

Study Results Confirm Telehealth Provides an Effective Means of Home Stroke Rehabilitation


Activity-based training produced substantial gains in arm motor function regardless of whether it was provided via home-based telerehabilitation or traditional in-clinic rehabilitation. The findings of this study, reported in June 24 JAMA Neurology, suggest that telerehabilitation has the potential to substantially increase access to rehabilitation therapy on a large scale. New Digita Course! Coming to […]

Share Your Body in Balance Review!


Let Me Know if I’ve Helped You Improve Your Health Reviews like this are why I continue to make improvements and add new features to my book.  I’m working on collecting the final beta group results from my new health coaching course build on the concepts from my book Body in Balance as well as […]

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 […]

Interesting New Research on the Cerebellum


The cerebellum is the area at the back and bottom of the brain behind the brainstem (and shown in purple in the photo below). The cerebellum has several functions relating to movement and coordination, including maintaining balance and rhythm timing, coordinating movement (including eye movement), and motor learning of new tasks.  The cerebellum has also […]

Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy Paired with Vagus Nerve Stimulation Looks Promising for Recovering Arm Function in Small Stroke Recovery Pilot


As originally published in  27 Sep 2018 issue of Stroke.   Vagus Nerve Stimulation Paired With Upper Limb Rehabilitation After Chronic Stroke- A Blined Randomized Pilot Study STROKEAHA.118.022279 A new pilot study found that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), in addition to regular rehabilitation therapy, can double the rate of recovery for stroke patients. Important Safety Note:  Implanting a […]