Get moving and grooving with this fun seated tap dance workout. The video reviews the benefits of seated tap dancing, then walks viewers through five different tap steps (kicks, digs, heel drops, shuffles, and cramp rolls). After learning the steps, they will be combined together in a dance to “Clap Your Hands” by Leo Soul.
This video shows you some ways you can use therapy putty to help stretch out and strengthen the muscles in your hands and fingers of your stroke affected side.
After a stroke, it’s important to practice Range of Motion Exercises to strengthen the connection between your mind and body. Keep up daily physical fitness and wellness by exercising. This video will guide you through hand, wrist and finger range of motion exercises that are important to do following a stroke. Exercising daily will help make both your body and mind strong. Here are some simple exercises you can do to increase your range of motion of your wrists and fingers. You can do these exercises seated with your hands on your lap or on a table.
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!
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!