Using Smart Phones with Aphasia
Aphasia = Loss of language, not intellect. This video provides helpful hints to using smart phones to communicate with aphasia.
Spasticity Management Following a Stroke
Dr. Gregory Herman’s presentation on Spasticity Management. Thank you to The University of Kansas Health System for partnering with the American Stroke Foundation for the Stroke Education Series.
Delivery Meal Kits: Healthy Eating at Home
This video includes information on different delivery meal kit services. Some of the services provide meal kits with fresh ingredients and step-by-step recipes. While other services provide ready-to-eat meals that only require reheating.
Seated Yoga-Based Exercise for Stroke Survivors
This video reviews some of the benefits of yoga practice for stroke survivors, and then guides you through some deep breathing exercises and seated yoga-based poses. Yoga is a great way to strengthen your mind-body connection, and improve your balance, range of motion and strength. Seated poses can be accessible to stroke survivors at many different levels of recovery and can be further modified as needed. Practicing yoga poses are also great for improving your mental health too!
Finding Occupational Balance
The video discusses what occupational balance is, how to reflect on your own occupational balance, and helps to create goals to find balance in your life.
How to Recognize and Prevent Caregiver Burnout
This presentation covers ways to recognize and prevent caregiver burnout, along with resources that caregivers can utilize to prevent burnout and assist in the caregiving process to increase their quality of life, mental health, and overall well-being.
Fall Preventation, Part 1
Falls typically occur due to three factors. These include personal factors such as ability, environmental factors such as clutter in the walkway, and activity-based factors which could be participating in an activity where the demands are greater than your ability. However, falls are preventable.
Chair Yoga for Stroke Survivors
Chair yoga is wonderful way to start or end your day with an intention in mind throughout the session. In this video the intention is gratitude.
Lower Body Exercise & Range of Motion (ROM)
Exercising is essential to building muscle strength & supporting health, cognition, and mood. Exercising also reduces your risk of stroke. This video demonstrates seated lower body stretches and exercises you can do to improve movement in your joints and strength in your legs.
Seated Upper Body Range of Motion Exercises
This video targets upper body strength and range of motion. If you have experienced a stroke, it is extremely important to keep up with strength on both sides of your body and always remember to stretch as you want to maintain your muscle movement so you can keep doing those activities you want or need to do every day!