“Balance” Wristbands,Bracelets and Sports Necklaces are a Scam


Save Your Money! The only “magical properties” behind the technologies they use are in the marketing and in the way they get you to plunk down $40-$100 or more to promise pain relief, better balance or improved recovery and performance. By David Dansereau  for know-stroke.org Although this is not a new product, I needed to […]

Super Bowl Poll Results:Muscle Memory and Stroke Recovery


The winner of the “Muscle Memory Poll from my last post is NOT Madonna, although she did get 20% of the vote. The winning Super Bowl vote(s) for best display of muscle memory* during the big game were split evenly between the Manningham catch (40%) and the Bradshaw touchdown run (40%). Unfortunately, NFL Films pulled […]

What do these Super Bowl highlights have to do with stroke recovery?


SUPER BOWL XLVI Mario Manningham’s Great Catch Ahmad Bradshaw’s Bizarre Super Bowl Touchdown See if you know-stroke.  Take our Poll:

“Upload” more Brain Power? Is this the future of Stroke Rehab/Recovery ?


While researching emerging technologies for brain recovery as part of my new book, I started following the work that the MIT Media Lab is doing especially the work of Ed Boyden a biological engineer and brain and cognitive scientist.   If you have the time go watch the video he did for TED below, this is […]

Highlights from the AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference in LA


I returned earlier this week from the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles with the PFO Research Foundation.  In addition to finding the weather absolutely perfect, it was exciting coming from conference and actually getting the news “live in LA” before Google and the news channels actually reported on it later that same evening.  Some […]

Take Life’s Simple 7 to Assess your Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Risk


The American Heart Association (AHA) has created a simple way for you to know where you stand on the road to good health through seven steps all of us need to live healthy. I’ve tested this easy web assessment tool  recently and am sharing my report below because I believe it is one of several […]

Exercise Guidelines for PFO Patients Needed


The PFO Research Foundation recently met in Washington, DC for its first PFO Summit.  I attended the event and was hoping for both practical and selfish reasons to get some clarity on exercise guidelines from some of the world’s top authorities on PFO.  Instead, what I learned in one of the breakout sessions aimed at […]

Australian Grant will go towards researching best stroke recovery outcomes


As reported by HealthNews.com, an Australian study hopes to make strides at determining which type of stroke rehabilitation protocol is best for recovery following a stroke.   Here’s the article with more stroke recovery information on this important grant… With 60,000 Australians expected to suffer from a stroke this year alone, a new study aims […]

Stroke Recovery Training Takes Time (and Hard Work!)


This challenging full body lunge exercise provides great balance and coordination retraining follow a stroke Post by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org This is one exercise I sometimes  still visualize in my sleep and continue to work on to improve my balance post  stroke.  I’ve since been able to give it a boost by trying it […]