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MOM'S RECOVERY IS INCONSISTENT IS THAT NORMAL?

Question: Hello, my mom is 73 years old and this is her second stroke. Her first stroke was in 2011. The doctor called it a speech stroke. hHer mobility

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Motivation

Question: My husband had a stroke 2 years ago. It affected his right side. He walks with a cane and a little without one but can not use his right hand.

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Equipment to be more independent

:Question: My husband had a stroke a month-and-a-half ago. He is still unable to move his left arm. I was wondering if there was any kind of device that

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possible mental issues

Question: Ten days ago my father had a brain stroke. Three days after the stroke he opened his eyes. Five days after the stroke he began moving his left

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strength exercises to get up from a sitting postion

Question: I had a stroke over a year and a half ago. I am still not able to get up from a chair if its too low. I am able to get up from my bed and a stool

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contraindications of using a one arm drive self propelling wheelchair

Question: Are there any contraindications to using a self-propelling one arm drive wheelchair to mobilize after a stroke? Does it effect the affected

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Emotional and Mental Issues After Stroke

Emotional and mental issues are not uncommon after stroke. Discover what you should do if your loved one is experiencing such issues.

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Exercise fit bit

Question: Before my stroke 4 years ago, I was going to the gym 3 to 4 times a week. I often wore a fit bit on other days. After my stroke, my walking

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difference between flaccidity and hypotonia

Good Evening, Question: My question is if there is a difference between flaccidity and hypotonia or not? In my point of view, there is a difference in

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Lifting a patient with left side neglect

Question: My mother and 86 year old retired nurse midwife had a right hemisphere stroke and is now in rehab. I have seen numerous nurses and CNA care

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Baby sling

Question: I had a stroke in 2014- My arm has not really returned. My daughter is adopting two infants and I want to be able to hold them. What sling or

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Getting into Rehab

Question: My husband had mini strokes, and his right side is weak, who do I talk to or call so I can get him into therapy? Answer: He would need to visit

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sensory re-education timing

Question:Hello! I was wondering about the timing for sensory re-education. My client has a lot of flexor tone in his right arm with contractures. Passively,

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recumbent bike

Question: I had a stroke Oct 3, 2015. I am regaining use of my left side. I bought a recumbent bike but the pedals are too small to work. My left knee

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when should a stroke patient walk with a cane or without a cane

Question: My brother suffered from a hemorraghic stroke 3 months ago. He currently can walk with the walker, but we want to know when he can walk without

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