|Dr. Mel and her mother having fun.
Stroke Recovery, What Now, When Physical Therapy Ends, But Your Recovery Continues
*The Stroke of and Artist: The Journey of a Fitness Trainer and a Stroke Survivor
*Tipping Toward Balance: A Fitness Trainer’s Guide to Stability and Walking
*Stroke Recovery, What Now? When Physical Therapy Ends, But Your Recovery Continues
As working in the fitness industry for several years, I find that many professionals get one day or an online quick personal trainer certification and then call themselves a specialist in anything they want. They work with minimal knowledge, and this limits stroke survivors' recovery, and I find that very unfair and cruel. The physical therapist usually goes to school for four-plus years. There is no way someone can learn about the body enough to help someone stay safe and heal in stroke recovery by a one day or shorter program. It takes years of studies and advanced education and learning anatomy, fascia, joints, movements, and the brain.
It makes me very sad for those who had poor recovery care and/or very short care. I wanted to help.
I asked more than a hundred survivors about their struggles and challenges they faced when they were left on their own to continue their recovery. I was surprised by many of the tough challenges some faced, and I was determined to include all concerns in this book. There is no time frame on stroke recovery. Learning ways to help your brain build new pathways, and improving your body move correctly will assist in further recovery.
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