Learn more about the medical condition that can cause impairments of motor function, speech or vision

A stroke is caused by poor blood flow to the brain that eventually results in cell death or loss of cell functions. The two main types of strokes are ischemic strokes, that are caused by a clot in a blood vessel in the brain or hemorrhagic strokes caused by bleeding in or around the brain.

Every two seconds, someone in the world will have a stroke!

Around 1 in 6 men and 1 in 5 women will suffer a stroke in their lifetime!

Annually, 13,7 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Of these, 5,5 million die and another 5 million are left permanently disabled!

Effects of a stroke

A stroke can severely impair multiple parts of a body. The most common functions affected by stroke are the ability to move, to communicate and/or to learn and process actions. All of these abilities influence our daily life. The amount and the impact of the damage depends on the affected area of the brain. Strokes are common in western society and the leading cause for lasting disabilities. One-third of the annual stroke victims are left with impairments of motor function, speech or vision. One-fifth of the victims is under the age of sixty.

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Our blog articles provide you with more information and some in-depth-analyses on specific stroke-related topics.

VR – virtual reality


Using virtual reality (VR) in all kinds of areas is becoming more and more popular. Learning anatomy, simulation of complex or danger situations and even simulated surgery scenarios are [...]



Noticing key issues and tracking improvements is a therapist's sixth sense. Therapists use assessments in stroke therapy as a way of standardizing and presenting them. Since every therapist and [...]



Hemianposia is a form of vision deficit after an acquired brain injury such as a stroke. Up to 30% of stroke patients suffer from it. Its occurrence can range [...]



Imagine that one side of your body and one side of the whole world is in a fog. You can’t see it and you can’t feel it. There is [...]



Attention is a remarkable and indispensable function of our brain. It involves multiple areas in our brain and is complex to explain but even more complex during rehabilitation. The [...]



Biofeedback provides users or patients with additional feedback and biological information in real time. Well known in the rehabilitation process, this augmented or extrinsic feedback can support learning. (1) [...]



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 [...]

Mirror therapy


Improving upper limb function is a core element of stroke rehabilitation needed to reach independency. Different therapy approaches can support your recovery after stroke. The theory behind mirror therapy [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]



So 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 [...]

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