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Jim’s Story: Recovering from a Stroke

Jim’s Story: Recovering from a Stroke

My husband and I went on vacation to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and about three days into our vacation he had a massive hemorrhagic stroke. We got to the University of New Mexico hospital and we were at that facility in intensive care for two weeks. We knew that we had to move out of that …


Recovery following stroke: How long will it take?

Recovery following stroke: How long will it take?

One common question that I will will receive is that, how how long am I going to have these deficits? So someone who had a stroke and then now is unable to use their left arm, they always want to know kind of when when that will come back. So it’s a tough question to …


Fine Motor Skills Therapy  Improves Activities of Daily Living

Fine Motor Skills Therapy Improves Activities of Daily Living

Therapist: So we are working on Diane’s fine motor skills, because with everything all her complications she lost the top part of her finger, so we’re just working on some of her dexterity and fine motor so we’ve got, its not just a plain old peg, it actually got a little lip to it so …




How Tendons Adapt to Endurance Training – Episode 54

How Tendons Adapt to Endurance Training – Episode 54

Tendons adapt to the loads that are placed on them but do they adapt the same to endurance training as they do to strength training? Find out in this episode. A study by Hansen published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Looked at the effect of a habitual running program on sedentary individuals and specifically …


Rehabilitation after Stroke Occupational Therapy improves strength, endurance, and arm function

Rehabilitation after Stroke Occupational Therapy improves strength, endurance, and arm function

On June thirteenth of 2013 I had an AVM fistula stroke and had a bunch of grand mal seizures that was the indication so they rushed me to the local hospital and they for a couple of days there they realized they couldn’t handle it and sent me to New York Presbyterian. When I was …


AmputeeOT: What’s in my Amputee Survival Kit?

AmputeeOT: What’s in my Amputee Survival Kit?

Hi guys. This is Christina the Amputee OT. In this video, I’m going to show you what’s in my Amputee Survival Kit. Whether you’re a lady or a gentleman, you are probably going to notice that, once you get your prosthetic after you become an amputee, you are going to need to carry around several …

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