Attention

An experience, that I think happens to a lot of people every day. A call to focus, but what is that exactly? Why is it that a lack of focus has so much influence on us? Staying focused The ability to focus, for a required amount of time, is called attention. This focus can be […]

Rewellio – minimal risks, maximum outcome

Rewellio Certified Medical

Hi, my name is Bernhardt. I am rewellio co-founder and I am dealing with regulatory affairs and compliance issues. Sounds a bit prosaic and boring? Well, let me tell you about my job at rewellio and the world of medical devices! The world of medical devices and health-care industry, in general, is a quite heavily […]

VR – virtual reality

VR Training Stroke Therapy Rewellio

New technologies have emerged as modern treatment approaches in stroke rehabilitation. Virtual reality (VR) and interactive gaming are just some of them. New technologies new opportunities Virtual reality (VR) based applications have begun to play an increasing role in motor rehabilitation after stroke. As VR is rapidly being adopted in the clinical setting, commercial gaming […]

Mirror therapy

Improving upper limb function is a core element of stroke rehabilitation needed to reach independence. Different therapy approaches can support your recovery after a stroke. The theory behind mirror therapy Based on the knowledge of the motor neuron system, mirror therapy uses visual stimulation. In reflecting the non-paretic side, it tricks the brain into seeing […]

Motor imagery

What are motor imagery and action observation? Studies and modern neurorehabilitation approaches show that motor imagery, as well as action observation, improve motor performance and upper limb function after a stroke. These techniques are not only used in rehabilitation but also in sports. Based on research, they are an example of evidence-based clinical practice for […]

Neuroplasticity – how does it work?

According to the Oxford Dictionaries (1), Neuroplasticity is: “The ability of the brain to form and reorganize synaptic connections, especially in response to learning or experience or following injury”.New cortical connections are formed in areas that are not directly affected by the infarct. They start to receive information from nearby areas. (2) More than 40 […]

Virtual reality for stroke rehabilitation

Cochrane Review by Laver KE, Lange B, George S, Deutsch JE, Saposnik G, Crotty M2017 Plain Languages Summary by the Cochrane Collaboration Review questionWe wanted to compare the effects of virtual reality versus an alternative treatment or no treatment on recovery after stroke using arm function and other outcomes such as walking speed and independence […]

What you should know about Stroke

Stoke is the world’s second-biggest killer. A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain tissue is interrupted. There are two main types of stroke Ischemic strokes are caused by a clot in a blood vessel of the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes are caused by bleeding in or around the brain. Both types of stroke […]

Motor learning

Learning is a complex process! Although is still not fully understood, there are some factors that we know of, that can influence learning especially after a stroke. To learn and relearn The concept of neurorehabilitation and neuroplasticity implies that our brain is able to learn or relearn after a stroke. We assume that motor learning […]

CIMT

Repetition and specific motor learning are key values for effectiveness in most therapy interventions after stroke. CIMT is one therapy intervention that is based on these values. (1) The theory behind CIMT CIMT is a neurorehabilitation approach for the paretic upper limb developed by Dr. Taub and his team. CIMT was first published in 1993 […]