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 […]

Caroline Goggin’s Stroke Story


Please watch Thursday at 5pm- local Channel 12 Providence Caroline has a powerful story to tell about her recent stroke. Please watch Thursday Feb. 20th and share! If you missed it, the replay is now on WPRI12! https://twitter.com/CarolineGoggin/status/1229566928127250432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Thanks for telling your story @CarolineGoggin @wpri12 !

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 […]

What is Your Stroke Risk?


Know Your Numbers to Learn Which Values You Need to Monitor to Reduce Risks! Find out with a simple checklist quiz from the American Heart / Stroke Association to quickly scan your risk factors for stroke.* Download Full-Size PDF of this Quiz and Print For Display Directions: For each risk factor, select the box [higher […]

Please help us achieve 2020 focus on stroke


Take our survey today! We Are Ready to Listen! I know you’re busy, so I’ll be brief.  We are working on a new digital platform for stroke recovery and we want to hear from you!  We’ll use your answers for the planning and development of the most requested platform features.  Here’s a brief description of […]

Stroke and Arrhythmia Risks Increased with Cannabis Use in Young Adults


post by David Dansereau,MSPT For Heavy Cannabis Users Risk of Stroke Doubled In two separate studies, both of which will be presented at the annual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions meeting November 16 -18 in Philadelphia, links were found between marijuana use and an increase in stroke as well as increased risk of heart […]

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, […]

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 […]