Sharing Some Good Advice for Families of Young Stroke Survivors


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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 […]

Hey Guys, Don’t be a Ditka!


Take Stroke Warning Signs Seriously Regardless of what Mike Ditka says, STROKE IS a “Big Deal”. You may have heard recently Mike Ditka had a minor stroke a few weeks back while playing cards at his country club.   This story grabbed some media headlines and it was first reported by Dan Pompei of the […]

P90X vs. P2X1: Which is better for stroke prevention?


I know you’ve heard of P90x, the  popular DVD / infomercial pitch to get you fit, right?  But what about P2X1?? P2X1 is the lesser known, (newly discovered) but soon to be heavily pitched  ‘biochemical switch’, which is associated with strokes and heart disease when it is ‘turned on’.   According to new research reported today the Big Pharma scientists […]

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 […]

Flip Flops, Groin Kicks and Physicians without Heart have no place in PFO Patient Care


Flip Flops, Groin Kicks and Physicians without Heart have no place in PFO Patient Care By David Dansereau,MSPT for www.know-stroke.org I admit, I’ve needed a boost to get back to my know-stroke blog after almost a month away from posting.  You see, I’ve been working hard at expanding my physical therapy business recently but have never […]

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 […]