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    National Stroke Awareness Month 2017

Regain Use of Arm After Stroke
Technology Now Widely Available Means Moderately to Severely Weakened Arms and Hands May Function Again

Experiencing a stroke can be devastating.  Many are left with an arm so weak it seems useless.  The biggest loss can be your independence.

But for many, regaining use of your arm and hand and your independence is possible.  Myomo, a medical robotics company, has developed the MyoPro—a lightweight, non-invasive powered brace (orthosis). It is the only orthosis that, sensing a patient’s own neurological signals through sensors on the surface of the skin, can restore their ability to use their arms and hands so that they can return to work, live independently and reduce their cost of care.

Hundreds of patients have used it successfully.  It is recommended by clinicians at leading rehabilitation facilities and 20 VA hospitals. (MyoPro is not for everyone and your results may vary.)

Read the whitepaper Technology Giving Hope to Stroke Patients Now Widely Available and see videos of patients and physicians describing their experience with MyoPro. 

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National Stroke Association provides educational information about treatments for post-stroke issues through real-life stories. Promotion of these stories does not imply endorsement of any product or service and it is recommended that patients ask a healthcare professional before using any product, medicine, or therapy.


It’s National Stroke Awareness Month

Check out our animated video, “Young Stroke: An Unexpected Reality” to learn more about stroke among those under 45 years old. Not only does it focus on the unique challenges of young stroke survivors but it gives the FAST message and offers a range of resources to support stroke survivors in their recovery.

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Social media is a great way to raise awareness about stroke. We created Facebook posts and tweets that you can share with your friends, family and co-workers. Check out awareness images that you can upload to your personal Facebook page.

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Raise stroke awareness with our colorful eCards. Similar to postcards, our digital cards offer several messages to send to family, friends and co-workers. It’s easy. Select a card, add a personal message and off it goes.

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Stroke survivor Jim Ferrone wanted to honor the memory of his fellow fencing coach, Mitch Davis, who died of a stroke in 2016. He organized Fencing Against Stroke and raised more than $5,800 for the National Stroke Association. “I had never done anything like this before and was completely blown away by how supportive everyone was,” says Ferrone.  

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Take a look at our past National Stroke Awareness Month success stories. Over the years we’ve provided educational videos on stroke risk, recognizing the signs and symptoms of stroke and learning ways to reduce your risk for stroke.

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