Stronger After Stroke: Your Roadmap to Recovery by Peter G. Levine

By Peter G. Levine

Better After Stroke places the ability of restoration within the reader's arms via delivering simple-to-follow directions for attaining the top attainable point of restoration. simple options lined comprise repetition of task-specific perform, right scheduling of perform, atmosphere targets and measuring recovery.

Sections new to the second one version conceal the most recent examine from neuroscience, remedies for getting better sensation in addition to restoration options for the younger stroke survivor. additionally integrated is a breakdown of the stages of restoration and the way those levels promises constitution to efforts in the direction of recovery.

Stronger After Stroke promotes:

Repetition of task-specific events right scheduling of perform demanding situations at every one level of restoration surroundings targets and spotting after they were achieved

The moment variation is totally revised all through incorporating suggestions from readers and the most recent learn information. Peter has written a brand new bankruptcy on "recovery middle concepts" that defines the phases of restoration and explains how those phases can constitution efforts towards restoration. there's additionally a brand new query and resolution part culled from the talks Peter on a regular basis supplies at the subject.

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All muscles should be strengthened, including the ones that are cooperating. But emphasis should be placed on muscles that are not easy to flex and on movements that provide the most challenge. challenge is the essence of recovery. stroke survivors will benefit if they concentrate on what they find difficult, not what they find easy. For instance, if you can make a fist but find it hard to open the fisted hand, then work on opening it. the ability to make a fist needs little encouragement. But the ability to open the hand is just as important and, since it is more of a challenge, opening the hand requires more attention.

Your recovery will accelerate if you honor the challenges that make up the recovery process. What Precautions Should Be Taken? Recovery from stroke is hard work. devoting effort to movements and tasks that are difficult and challenging takes a lot of energy, concentration, and focus. sometimes the challenge is so difficult that it takes many attempts before the movement or task is accomplished. , attempting to walk). every challenge needs to be undertaken with safety in mind, because nothing stops recovery like an injury.

Athletes use clocked speed, amount of weight lifted, batting average, and other measures to determine progress. Musicians have recitals as well as the ability to play new chords, songs, or pieces. The need to measure progress is just as great for stroke survivors. Here are some facts about measuring the progress of your recovery: •• Effective interventions can help you recover faster than you ever imagined. But determining the effectiveness of an intervention ­ requires accurate measurement. •• If your measurements do show progress, you will be more motivated to continue.

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