OSR is organized differently than most stroke recovery resources. Traditionally, stroke resources are organized by the part of the body that is affected, such as speech, gait (walking), balance, etc., or by professional discipline such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc. (which are themselves organized by the part of the body affected). OSR believes this is appropriate for initial professionally-directed acute care, but may not be the best approach for long-term stroke survivor-directed full recovery. We believe the stroke survivor will benefit from a better understanding of the underlying systems causing the deficit in a particular body part. This may enable them to better customize their therapies and fitness plans, and better interpret the results.
Therefore, OSR will focus on the 5 what we call “actionable areas” that we believe will have the most impact on a full recovery; alleviating Atrophy, correcting Compensations, taming Tone, nurturing Neurons, and solving Sensory deficits (ACTNS – remember it as “actions”). OSR will have a category for each of these 5 actionable areas, plus supporting categories, such as Videos, Living for Full Recovery, Tips & Tools, Resources, Research, and Glossary.
Links to the 5 Actionable Areas Articles
Alleviating Atrophy Articles
Correcting Compensations Articles
Taming Tone Articles
Nurturing Neurons Articles
Nurturing Neurons – Coming Soon
Solving Sensory Deficits Articles
Links to Living For Full Recovery Articles