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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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    

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 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 […]