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Proud to be climbing!

First evening climb. It takes over an hour to reach The Foundry due to ‘police incident’ but Clare is undaunted. I’d been wondering if she would still be psyched up for climbing after putting in lots of effort at school. 979 more words

An arm recovery stroke advance? @fightingstrokes

Ever since my own discharge from hospital in 2010, I was convinced that electrical stimulation (ES) was in part responsible for helping restore life to my paralysed left arm. 1,042 more words

Do things Happen for A Reason?

They say that everything happens for a reason.  Whether you believe it’s God, luck, fate, or even stupidity, some things just seem to have a lesson at the end. 453 more words

Just Thinking

Locomotor Training Improves Daily Stepping Activity and Gait Efficiency in Individuals Poststroke Who Have Reached a “Plateau” in Recovery

…Conclusions— Intensive LT results in improved daily stepping in individuals poststroke who have been discharged from PT because of a perceived plateau in motor function. These improvements may be related to the amount and intensity of stepping practice… 19 more words

Plateau

Spasticity: A Pain in the Ass & Everywhere Else!!

From the National Stroke Association:  Spasticity is a condition in which muscles become tight and stiff, which makes movement, especially of the arms or legs, difficult or uncontrollable. 288 more words

Just Thinking

Confused..what were we talking about again?

   First of all, I don’t like the new layout for new posts.  It looks simpler but my mind can’t quite process it.  Instead of writing about the thing that has been bugging me all night and pushed me to log on this morning, I’m going to blog about post-stroke confusion.   1,596 more words

Hemiparesis

Stroke recovery CAN be SEXY! @fightingstrokes

A stroke is absolutely NOT sexy, let me be clear so I don’t offend anyone!

HOWEVER,

Why have we still not made the subject of stroke with politicians, TV and newspaper editors SEXY? 148 more words