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!
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.
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.
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.
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!