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!

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 …

Know Stroke Podcast : That’s a Wrap for 2021!


Thank you! What a fun successful first year of the Know Stroke Podcast!  Thanks to Our Know Stroke Podcast 2021 Guests and Listeners! We’d like to thank all of our great guests that were gracious to trust and work with us to make this year possible. Thank you to: Caroline Goggin @7NewsBoston (also the welcome …

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 …

Under Pressure?


David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org Stroke prevention begins with knowing your blood pressure and keeping your other body systems tuned up as well.  What matters for stroke prevention is that you don’t ignore regular routine maintenance. The gauge on your car’s dashboard may tell you if your car’s tire pressure is off, but the human body has …

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 …

Takeaways from the American Stroke Association’s ISC 2020


Part 1: Networking for Stroke Survivors Now that the International Stroke Conference  (ISC20) has come and gone, I’m in major “catch up” mode back at home.  David Dansereau at ISC20 Los Angeles Convention Center Anyone who knows me and has been following my stroke blog knows that this was not my first trip to LA …

What Bothers You Most About Stroke?


WE WANT TO KNOW What caused your stroke? Do you know? Every year, about 200,000 stroke survivors leave the hospital without an answer to this question.  They are told their stroke was cryptogenic, or without a known cause. Strokes of unknown cause, or cryptogenic strokes, account for about 1/3 of all strokes. Not knowing what …