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Monthly Archives: Tuesday September 24th, 2013

Seeking to unlock muscles and joints after stroke

Stroke doesn’t only affect the brain, says University of Toronto neuroscientist Dr. George Mochizuki. Its reach is much broader. In the first year after stroke, up to 40 per cent of people are faced with “spasticity”, a tightness and stiffness in the muscles and joints. The result can be a clenched fist, a flexed elbow, a bent wrist, or an in-turned shoulder. “Spasticity can make it difficult to perform many tasks of daily living, like opening

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Advances in Stroke Recovery

A unique forum designed to showcase innovation in the field of stroke recovery.  Sessions will highlight the latest research related to new technologies (including robotics), new approaches to stimulate brain recovery, and new clinical practices and approaches to maximize the benefits of rehabilitation. All those interested in stroke recovery are invited to attend this stimulating day-and-a-half meeting:  researchers, clinicians, therapists, students,

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Electrical currents restore lost movement in stroke-impaired limbs

Andrew Genge still recalls the enormous boy who came barreling towards him during a high-school rugby game in Markham, Ontario, on May 14, 2004. The blow to Andrew’s head was so severe that it rearranged his face and his sheared his carotid artery, the main vessel supplying blood to the brain. “I was 15 years old, turning 16,” says Andrew. “I had a stroke. I pretty much lost all movement on my right side.” It took years to regain what he

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