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Technology Makes Things Possible for Stroke Patients with Foot Drop

Ness L300“For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible.”

This quote, which appeared in an IBM manual, circa 1991, is one of my favorites, and it is especially relevant for stroke survivors.

The AlterG (formerly Tibion) Is Helping Stroke Survivors Take Bionic Steps Forward

Good Shepherd Tibion Bionic LegOften neurological issues such as stroke result in unilateral weakness, where one side of the body is weaker than the other. When this occurs, physical therapy is often used to help retrain the muscles – and the brain – to function properly.

To Prevent Stroke, First Know the Risk Factors

Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, more than 785,000 people in the US have a stroke or recurrent stroke. That’s the bad news.

The good news is most strokes are preventable. Knowing the risk factors and the signs and symptoms of stroke are the first steps to reducing your risk.

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