Death Chairs

If You Can’t Walk, Run!

The 2-year effort to return to running after my stroke certainly tells a compelling story of patience, persistence, and perseverance. But the story reveals more. The effort validated rather definitively a new way of thinking about stroke recovery that has been formulating in my mind over the past two years. Begin by viewing the video…

The Pain Dilemma In Stroke Recovery

Stroke recovery can be very focused on restoring movement, but stroke can have major impact on sensory systems. One of the most difficult to understand and manage sensory impacts is pain. A stroke survivor I know asked for my help because he felt trapped between two views of pain. His family and regular MDs were…

Muscle Anatomy

Alleviating Atrophy – The Introduction

Very little attention will be paid to muscle atrophy during the early critical care phase of a serious stroke. Saving your life and alleviating your suffering are appropriate priorities. Nevertheless, some attention early on can pay big dividends toward a full recovery. Muscle atrophy will likely become one of your last and most intractable impediments…