Spinal cord injury has been recorded in the hieroglyphs of Egypt. You can imagine the trauma that might have been sustained by workers of the great pyramids. This would be one of the first recorded industrial accidents. Pictorial evidence of urinary catheterization has been recorded by these early historians. It
What changes happen to brain injury survivors? How has your life changed after a brain injury? You probably had to make changes and accommodate yourself to a multitude of once familiar daily tasks like dressing, washing, cooking, cleaning, shopping groceries, other household chores, hobbies, work, and/or community reintegration. Not
Many stroke survivors suffer from spasticity in their affected hand, causing them to present with a clenched fist. Spasticity is a condition of muscle stiffness and is caused by miscommunication from the brain to the affected hand. Hand spasticity also interferes with limb positioning, grasping, self-care and other activities of
Do you remember that I mentioned there are 3 things you should know for your successful stroke recovery in the previous posting? Today, it’s time to share the second topic, “Rehabilitation based on reliable information”. 3 things you should know for successful stroke recovery The right track for your
Depression and anxiety are common side effects experienced by many stroke patients. These effects can be heightened due to worries surrounding reintegrating back into everyday life when physical or mental abilities have changed. For these patients, it can be extremely beneficial to remember to attend to their mental health needs.