Stronger After Stroke, Second Edition

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Stronger After Stroke, Second Edition

Your Roadmap to Recovery


Peter Levine

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Stronger After Stroke puts the power of recovery in the reader's hands by providing simple-to-follow instructions for reaching the highest possible level of recovery. Basic concepts covered include repetition of task-specific practice, proper scheduling of practice, setting goals and measuring recovery.

Sections new to the second edition cover the latest research from neuroscience, treatments for recovering sensation as well as recovery strategies for the young stroke survivor. Also included is a breakdown of the phases of recovery and how these phases can provide structure to efforts towards recovery.

Stronger After Stroke promotes:

  • Repetition of task-specific movements
  • Proper scheduling of practice
  • Challenges at each stage of recovery
  • Setting goals and recognizing when they have been achieved

The second edition is completely revised throughout incorporating feedback from readers and the latest research data. Peter has written a new chapter on "recovery core concepts" that defines the stages of recovery and explains how these stages can structure efforts toward recovery. There is also a new Question and Answer section culled from the talks Peter regularly gives on the subject.

Product Details

  • Publication Date December 12, 2012
  • Page Count 288
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303472

About The Author(s)

Peter Levine

Peter G. Levine is the director of SynapsTogether and the author of The Stroke Recovery Blog (Stronger After Stroke Blog). Since the late 1990s Pete has been a researcher focused on stroke recovery. He started as a Research Associate at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in the late 1990s. He was also the Co-Director of the RehabLab and continues with the RehabLab (now at Ohio State University Medical Center) as a consultant. Pete communicates what he’s learned in research through his blog, magazine and journal articles, numerous talks on stroke recovery and his book, Stronger After Stroke.

Table of Contents

1. Stroke Recovery Essentials
2. Recovery Hints and Tricks
3. Safeguarding the Recovery Investment
4. Cool Treatment Options
5. Elements of Exercise Essential to Recovery
6. Recovery Strategies
7. Spasticity Control and Elimination
8. Motivation: The Recovery Fuel
9. Recovery Machines