Boston 2019 ? I'm tempted, that's all I can say. Earlier this week the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) announced they have started to open registration for the 2019 Boston Marathon. My joints are still achy, my training time is limited, but something is still calling me to go back and try one more time. Last [...]
Latest Research Reveals: Exercise is Key! Want to add a few years? Not just to live longer and improve your lifespan, but to increase your healthspan. [ Definition: healthspan –the period of a person’s life during which they are generally healthy and free from serious or chronic illness.] Solution: Get moving!! Study after study reveals [...]
What should I know about the role of exercise and longevity? I was recently asked this question by Emma Picard of the Attleboro based Sun Chronicle for their weekend edition focusing on Longevity (read her article online here). My response was simple yet this answer is often ignored and its effectiveness overlooked. As PT’s we [...]
To share your feedback privately, especially if you have news of any updates to this app, please contact me here or post publically in the comments below if you'd like to share! ComeBackStrong App Review Update: In a previous post, I reviewed the National Stroke Association's App, ComeBack Strong, for helping stroke survivors and their caregivers [...]
They say no one runs Boston alone. As the world’s oldest and most prestigious distance event the Boston Marathon terrain presents a tremendous challenge even on an ideal running day. This 122nd running was certainly not ideal and Mother Nature made the ups and downs of the hilly terrain mile after mile even more challenging [...]
Stroke Awareness | Recovery | Rehabilitation Resources Launching April 1st Featuring: All new webinars, keynotes, research opportunities and a new stroke telerehab platform for home stroke recovery!
The findings support results of several trials and suggest that patients with a higher-risk #PFO are likely to benefit from a pfo closure device. According to findings presented at the 67th American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session, patients who received a medical device to close a patent foramen ovale (PFO) after a stroke fared better [...]
Posted by David Dansereau for Know-Stroke.org As reported in the February 6, 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association | Source: JAMA. 2018;319(5):452-462. This study tested the hypothesis that a preoperatively diagnosed PFO is associated with increased risk of perioperative ischemic stroke among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. Summary of Findings: For adults undergoing non-cardiac surgery, [...]
The decision to close a PFO after a stroke should certainly only be made after extensive testing and collaboration by patients and clinicians working closely together. From my experience being involved as a stroke patient advocate and following the stories of cryptogenic stroke patients with PFO over time, I've learned first hand that part of [...]
According to recent Gore announcement, their PFO closure device showed a statistically significant reduction in stroke recurrence in the primary intent-to-treat analysis. Read the full Gore press release here...