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 […]

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 […]

New Tufts Stroke Fitness Club Coming Soon!


Get your workout in before you start your day! Announcement: New! Tufts Stroke Fitness Club If you live in or around Boston and want to meet up with a like-minded group to continue exercising regularly (or if you are simply in need of a nudge to start-up again )  here’s something you might be interested […]

Did you grab this FREE About Herbs App?


A Guide to Botanicals,Supplements, Complementary Therapies and More If you are on our Know-Stroke.org Member News List you already received this free About Herbs app link.  I wanted to also share this information with my stroke community here so you don’t miss this resource.  I’ve learned from our Smart Moves Webinars that many stroke survivors often have […]

Your gut, your diet and now more interesting research on your stroke recovery rate


We’ve been hearing more and more science about the importance of a healthy gut microbiome as it relates to diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.  Now there’s some new  research that is beginning to show a connection between your gut health and stroke recovery. As reported by  Jordana Cepelewicz on March 30, 2016 in Scientific American, a new study […]

Get Real


  After a Stroke Thank you to Nancy Coulter-Parker, Editor for Stroke Smart Magazine for a great interview and article in the current 2016 edition.  Nancy featured some of my top tips for goal setting after a stroke in their “Ask the Expert” column. Get Real is a great headline, especially for the topic of […]

Sharing Some Good Advice for Families of Young Stroke Survivors


Check out Brian’s Advice, Good Stuff! (I especially like his advice on attitude and what to make of a stroke “prognosis”) Learn more about Brain and Subscribe to his Channel on Youtube

Just Published: A Lesson in Learning from a Skateboarding Physics Professor


If you are struggling with your own stroke recovery you must read this post and watch this video Read: A Lesson in Learning from a Skateboarding Physics Professor by David Dansereau,MSPT

Rhode Island Gets “Brain Power” Boost for Neuroscience Research


The George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience was recently established at the University of Rhode Island (URI) on November 14, 2013.  This new partnership will help boost the brain power of the  Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP) at URI  which gathers researchers and educators from a wide range of disciplines—faculty who work to pose and […]

Anger following a stroke is “_ _ _ _”.


If you have been told you “seem different” or you noticed a personality change after your stroke, research shows there may be a connection to specific areas of the brain. Depression following a stroke is real but it is too easy to simply assume that everything related to your responses post stroke are because you […]