April 19, 2019

Post-Stroke: It's Never Too Late

Last night Dr. Patterson spoke to The Young and the Restless of Atlanta, a group of stroke survivors that meet monthly at Northside Hospital.  We were so happy to be invited to speak by this welcoming and motivated group.

Dr. Patterson enjoys talking about the brain - especially about the concept of neuroplasticity. He titled his lecture "It's Never Too Late" because that's the truth when it comes to post-stroke recovery. You aren't stuck with what you have. The truth is - our brains are always changing, even into our 80s, 90s, etc!   With extremely calculated and appropriate stimulation, our doctors harness the brain's ability to adapt in order to create new functionality for stroke patients. We use sensory and movement based therapies to enhance or repair neurological pathways that were effected by your stroke.

Dr. Patterson gave a couple examples of therapies he uses in practice such as mirror neuron therapy, eye movement training and whole body rotation. Great results are possible for post-stroke patients  - reduced posturing, refined speech, easier walking, even 5, 10, 15+ years after the stroke!  It's never too late! If you would like more information about our post-stroke work or a complimentary consultation with our doctors, give us a call or send me an email at info@innovabrain.com.

The Young and the Restless is an incredible group of people.The connection between the members is palpable. The story telling was cathartic and the laughter among friends made the evening a lot of fun. If you are a stroke survivor in Atlanta looking to connect, share in others experiences, and learn about new resources and treatment options, I highly recommend checking out this group. They meet at Northside Hospital's Interchange Building the third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00pm. Find them on Facebook here or contact Roger for more information: roger.brathwaite@mac.com.

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