Spasticity & Stroke FAQ
Spasticity causes an increase in muscle tone and activity. This often leads to stiff and tight muscles and can even cause involuntary contractions to occur in the muscles whenever the arms or legs are moved.
Social Isolation & Survivors of Stroke
Learn about the health risks associated with social isolation and how to prevent or lessen the effects of it.
Stroke and Sleep Apnea
How have you been sleeping lately? Do you feel well rested when you wake up in the morning? If not, and you are a survivor of stroke, one possible cause could be sleep apnea, which is a very common condition in both the general population and especially in survivors of stroke.
Sex and Sexuality after a Stroke
In occupational therapy, sexuality is included as an activity of daily living. Returning to sexuality and one’s sexual expression can be just as important a goal as taking a shower or taking care of one’s personal hygiene independently after a stroke.
The Importance of Sleep Positioning
Getting enough quality sleep is important for your overall health and well-being, and an easy way to help yourself sleep better is by lying in safe comfortable positions.
Spirituality & You
This video will help you to learn about spirituality, the benefits of practicing spirituality, and introduce you to new and familiar ways you might enjoy practicing.
Improving Sleep Quality for Stroke Survivors
Have you noticed changes in your sleep following your stroke? You are not alone! It is very common for stroke survivors to experience changes in their sleep following their stroke. Here are some tips and tricks to promote a good night of sleep!
How to Cope with Post-Stroke Depression
Post-stroke depression is a common condition that often goes untreated. In this video we discuss common symptoms and common treatments for post-stroke depression. And we explore how we can use coping strategies in our daily lives to manage symptoms of depression.
This video includes information on what mindfulness is, the benefits for our minds and bodies, and some resources for how to get started.
Relaxation and Meditation for Stroke Survivors
This video is a great way to practice mindfulness through progressive muscle relaxation. Throughout your stroke recovery, it’s okay to feel stressed or anxious. This exercise helps you take a moment to recognize those emotions, as well as tightness in your muscles caused by substitution patterns or holding stress in different areas of your body. Take a moment to be present and release those mental and physical sensations.