Brain stuff

Dizziness in Cars

I remember that right after the stroke I could only sit in the front seat of a car. Sitting in the back seat and looking out a side window made me nauseous and dizzy. I absolutely could not do it…. Read More ›

Shaking

I work remotely in the compliance department of my physical therapy company. I perform chart reviews to make sure they are compliant. Fun job. Yesterday, I had a meeting in the corporate office with an external compliance consultant to explain… Read More ›

Elbow contracture

I was out today and saw something else that I think might be due to a stroke. This is not a gait pattern. It has to do with your arm. Commonly, after a stroke, the flexor muscles will be for… Read More ›

Tendonitis

A recent search term was “can a stroke cause tendonitis? Answer:  Abso-freakin-lutely and also…..NO! Let me explain. A stroke itself cannot cause tendonitis, no. A stroke is a brain injury and the only thing that a stroke directly affects is…the… Read More ›

Synergy moment with Tremors

A search term on my blog recently was the title above “synergy movement with tremors.” I got all those things!! Synergistic movement occurs when (because of the signals coming down form your brain being all messed up) a group of… Read More ›