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  • An Exercise Method for Everyone
    When fitness expert Christie Thrasher-Rudd's dad had a stroke, she discovered the tools she used in her fitness studio could aslo speed up her dad's recovery.

  • Keys to Recovery
    Whether you’re using the MRT or not, Christie notes the need to focus on these important areas in any recovery: The core: “The key to recovery from any injury or illness, stroke or heart attack, is the core. The core...

  • Walk This Way
    Robert Banzuly was 74 when he had a stroke. One of the most poignant memories he has from his recovery is being in a rehabilitation facility and trying to get out of the wheelchair on his own. As someone who had worked out regularly...

  • More Rehabilitation Technologies
    New technology is changing the rehabilitation arena for stroke survivors who now do everything from video chats with doctors to donning robotic exoskeltons to facilitate or enable movement. But technology is not one size fits...

  • From Therapist to Patient
    When Kristen Carlstedt had a stroke, the young physical therapist quickly found herself on the other side of the rehabilitation plan.

  • Kristen's Favorite Apps
    Dragon Dictation Web: nuance.com/dragon.html Constant Therapy Web: constanttherapy.com TalkPath Therapy Web: therapy.aphasia.com Alexicom AAC Web: alexicomtech.com Speech Sounds on Cue Web:...

  • Post-Stroke Resources from Rick Carlstedt
    Download Apps. That helped a lot. Even when Kristen was just sitting around she could work on apps. Consider stroke camps. Camps are always a great thing for socialization. Kristen made a lot of friends that...

  • Going the Distance
    By year’s end, stroke survivor Spencer Olsen will have run a marathon in all 50 states. But first he stopped in Philadelphia on Sept. 17 to run the Rock ’n’ Roll half-marathon on behalf of the National Stroke...

  • LEAP into Learning
    The National Stroke Association has created LEAP (Lifelong Education and Advocacy Program) to help with post-stroke recovery. LEAP was designed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals and support-group leaders...

  • Returning to Work? Here's Help
    Hoping to go back to work following a stroke? The National Stroke Association has the tools to get you there—whether you’re planning to return to your same job, seeking a new one, or planning to work...

  • Touched by Technology
    November is Technology Month, when the National Stroke Association raises awareness for various forms of technology that help stroke survivors in their recovery. “Technology plays a critical role in stroke prevention, as...

  • By the Numbers: Stroke and Technology
    We know 90% of strokes are linked to 10 avoidable risks, such as high blood pressure, lack of exercise, and a poor diet. Yet, regardless of what causes stroke, once a stroke happens, the clock starts ticking as far as making sure...

  • Brain Food: StrokeSmart Puzzle Answers