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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

ROAD ID now available for Apple Watch


As you may know, if you’ve been following my blog you know I’ve been a big fan of the ROADID for quite some time.  I’ll even post my old video below to show you how I had used it well before they made specialty bands for all the new wearable trackers out today.  You’ll see in the video […]

Stroke Resources: My articles archived from Stroke Smart Magazine


Over the years I’ve written articles on stroke recovery, goal setting, rehabilitation, prevention, and stroke awareness.  Some of those articles were written for Stroke Smart Magazine.     Here’s My Article on Setting Smart Goals after a Stroke featured in Stroke Smart Magazine’s Ask the Expert Column: https://t.co/QPtPM23U6Z — David Dansereau MSPT (@PTcoach) October 17, […]

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 […]