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Achieving Balance (Part 1): Food as Medicine to Fuel Stroke Recovery

Episode 64 - Achieving Balance (Part 1): Food as Medicine to Fuel Stroke Recovery A comprehensive stroke recovery plan of care often includes a combination of physical, occupational, and speech therapy, along with other medical interventions. These therapies are vital for regaining physical and cognitive abilities. Often overlooked, however, in the stroke recovery pathway is the quality of a stroke survivor’s diet. Quality nutrition offers the potential to improve stroke outcomes by promoting healing, providing high performance fuels to support the physical demands of rehabilitation as well as offering key nutrients for boosting brain resilience to reduce the risk of future strokes.   We needed to look no further for an expert than our show co-host David Dansereau for today’s episode on using food as medicine in stroke prevention and recovery. When David had a stroke at 39 from a congenital heart defect, he realized the challenges a stroke presented and took action by setting smart goals to optimize his diet in support of his long term rehabilitation plans. He ultimately achieved his goal of returning to running and completed the Boston Marathon. In this episode David shares his nutrition playbook and breaks down 3 key nutrition principles (his 3F’s) that can provide a solid foundation for improving your nutrition IQ and complimenting your healing journey along with the help of your own health care team.   About David Dansereau David has a clinical background as an experienced physical therapist as well as a former registered dietitian and nutritionist in private practice. On this episode David will be sharing what inspired him to study nutrition and later write a best selling book (Body in Balance) and how these early experiences in healthcare, corporate wellness and behavioral health research have shaped his career today. David’s mission is to promote the use of nutrition and therapeutic exercise as the best medicine for extending health span and managing all chronic conditions. This proactive mindset paved the way for David to build several businesses, including private practices and mobile rehab offerings. Most recently, as the founder of both PTC Physical Therapy and SmartMovesPT his continues his focus on patient engagement and using technology to enhance access to care and improve outcomes.  Connect with David on Linkedin | Twitter/X | Web: SmartMovesPT.com and Know-Stroke.org Show Mentions: Co-host Michael Garrow and fiancé Meg were featured in a spotlight by the American Heart Association. They recently had the opportunity to share their story of how stroke brought them together and offered advice for other caregivers. See AHA article  David’s nutrition toolkits and a replay of his Foods That Fit Nutrition Module from his new Achieve Balance Course can be accessed free for our stroke community by registering for the special instant replay or joining a rebroadcast session here. Visit his Know Stroke Blog for his latest post Feed Your Brain: Using Food as Medicine to Fuel Stroke Recovery Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
November 19, 2023

2023 World Stroke Day #GreaterThanStroke

Special Edition Episode 63 for World Stroke Day #GreaterThanStroke  This year’s theme for World Stroke Day 2023 is stroke prevention. One in four of us will have a stroke in our lifetime. It is estimated that 90% of those strokes could be prevented by addressing a small number of risk factors including high blood pressure (hypertension), irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation), smoking, diet and exercise. The Know Stroke Podcast stands behind this mission as well so together we can be #GreaterThanStroke. Today we join the global stroke community to raise awareness and drive action on stroke prevention.  Get involved by sharing this episode and the new stroke resource the World Stroke Organization and In The Room have released with stroke survivor and podcast guest from Episode 52, Stacie Broek. In this special edition episode hear from Stacie as we bring her back to introduce this special project that will help raise awareness and provide a new interactive AI enhanced resource for survivors, caregivers and families impacted by stroke. Before introducing Stacie, co-hosts Mike and David reflect on episodes that resonated with them this past year. They also discuss the work they will be doing to close out 2023 with a focus on nutrition, exercise and better health strategies to help you achieve balance moving into the new year. About Stacie Broek: Stacie Broek is a stroke survivor, memoirist, and advocate for stroke awareness. After surviving a carotid artery dissection in 2019, she embarked on a mission to redefine the stroke narrative and provide support to fellow survivors and their families. Stacie is a driving force behind "In the Room with a Stroke Survivor," a transformative project in collaboration with the World Stroke Organization and In the Room. Enter in the Room with a Stroke Survivor About World Stroke Organization: The World Stroke Organization is the only global body solely focused on stroke and represents stroke specialists in clinical, research and community settings. The World Stroke Organization is dedicated to reducing the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and continuity of care. About In The Room: In the Room is a conversational media platform that connects individuals, organizations and causes with a global community. It provides a space for meaningful conversations, shared experiences and collaborative efforts to drive positive change. Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
October 29, 2023

Maximizing Safe Home Mobility Access: Addressing one of the most important issues in stroke discharge and recovery with Justin Oakley of Oakley Home Access

Episode 62: Justin Oakley of Oakley Home Access Preparing your home for all of life's changes after a stroke can be overwhelming. In fact, the word discharge can be terrifying for both survivor, caregiver and treating therapists alike to provide access to continued safe mobility solutions. We’ve heard many times from past expert rehabilitation guests on our podcast that they predict ‘the future of stroke recovery will be in the home’. But that home must be safe and accessible first. So, how do we make it the best place to be? For the stroke survivor, this is not a nicety, it is a necessity and adapting for safe home access is one of the largest unseen issues in stroke recovery. In today’s episode we wanted to dive into this topic and offer solutions with a home access expert. [Did you know? Currently, according to AARP statistics, less than 5% of all US homes have features needed to support a safe and accessible (aging in place) home even though 80% or more older adults surveyed want to stay in their home as long as possible.]  About Our Episode 62 Guest We welcomed our expert guest Justin Oakley, OTR/L Co-founder and Chief Development Officer at Oakley Home Access. Justin is a registered & licensed Occupational Therapist as well an Executive Certified Home Modification Provider. Oakley Home Access can assist a wide array of community members ranging from stroke survivors needing home access accommodations, children with special needs to the elderly striving to age-in-place. Oakley Home Access will provide free home safety assessments and full service home modifications, ranging from removing area rugs to providing a variety of adaptive equipment to assist mobility throughout the home, including complete remodels.  Justin and his co-founding partner Mike Vieira (experienced contractor + CAPS certified) provide dual expertise (clinical + construction) that is unmatched and provides a unique educational piece that has become their secret sauce to success and foundation for plans for expansion. In this episode we explore how their education, empathy and energy are the key ingredients that keep their team’s core values aligned to help customers realize their goals for continued safe access and independence in their home.  Reach out to our guest at Oakley Home Access: https://www.oakleyhomeaccess.com/ Show Mentions: Join our Know Stroke News mailing list to get all of our latest (Taylor Swift) updates and search past issues here. World Stroke Organization / In the Room AI Conversational Experience with Stroke Survivor and past show guest Stacie Broek (Ep 52) https://www.world-stroke.org/news-and-blog/news/in-the-room-to-launch-new-ai-conversational-experience-for-stroke-survivors-and-caregivers Be sure to visit our affiliate partner at Constant Therapy Health and receive 15% of of their services by mentioning "KnowStroke" at checkout. Also be sure to check out our recent guest post on their Brainwire Blog. Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
October 19, 2023

Leading the Stroke Care Revolution: A Conversation with Dr. Lee H. Schwamm

In Episode 61 we're joined by Dr. Lee H. Schwamm, MD, and accomplished neurologist, and healthcare innovator. About our guest: Dr. Schwamm's impressive career spans over three decades, with significant contributions in academia and healthcare administration. He currently holds the role of Associate Dean for Digital Strategy and Transformation at Yale School of Medicine and serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Health Officer for Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Schwamm is recognized as a visionary physician leader, spearheading digital health initiatives to advance virtual care and digital enablement in healthcare. Telestroke Program & Clinical Care: Dr. Schwamm shares insights into his experience implementing telestroke programs at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and expanding their reach across the New England region. The conversation delves into a recent policy change in Massachusetts, where Dr. Schwamm explains how $1 million was allocated to the state Department of Public Health to enhance the transport system for suspected stroke patients. Get with the Guidelines: Dr. Schwamm discusses his leadership role in the "Get with the Guidelines" (GWTG) program and how it has evolved to enhance patient care. Digital strategy at Yale: In Part 2, the discussion shifts to Dr. Schwamm's role at Yale School of Medicine, where he leads digital strategy and transformation. He outlines the key components of his digital strategy and discusses the challenges and opportunities in adopting digital healthcare solutions. Dr. Schwamm shares his insights into the barriers to digital adoption in the healthcare industry and offers his perspective as an influential change agent. Promising Technologies and the Magic Wand: The episode concludes with a look into the most promising technologies that could revolutionize clinical care and outcomes for stroke patients. Dr. Schwamm responds to the signature question, imagining a scenario where he's handed a magic wand and asked to redesign the stroke care pathway. Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
October 1, 2023

Pioneering Stroke Research: Dr. Broderick’s TPA Breakthrough and StrokeNet Leadership

In Episode 60 of the Know Stroke Podcast we sat down with the esteemed Dr. Joseph Broderick. Guest Bio: Joseph Broderick, MD, a distinguished stroke expert and neurologist, has been a crucial part of UC Physicians since 1987. In 1996, he became a professor of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati, and from 2000-2014, held the Albert Barnes Voorheis Chair for the Department of Neurology at the UC College of Medicine. From 2014 through the present, he has served as the Director of the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.   Contributing to medical care within the broader community as a founding member of the UC Stroke team, he has served as a courtesy staff member at 20 regional hospitals during the past 30 years and as a full staff member at all UC Health hospitals. Currently, he is the principal investigator for the National Coordinating Center for StrokeNET, an NIH-funded network of 25 regional stroke centers and 500 hospitals nationwide focusing on clinical trials and stroke care as well the principal investigator of two sizeable global stroke trials. Without a doubt, he has played a pivotal role in UCMC and UC being one of the leading Comprehensive Stroke Centers in the world. Show Notes: Part 1: Inspiration and Research Segment 1: What Drives Him Dr. Broderick's inspiration for becoming a stroke researcher and clinician. His continued motivation to improve stroke treatment and patient outcomes. Segment 2: Past & Present Research Insights into Dr. Broderick's remarkable career in stroke research. Exploration of areas within acute stroke that warrant further research. Segment 3: Intracerebral Hemorrhage Treatment Definition and significance of intracerebral hemorrhage. Details about the FASTEST trial and its objectives. The role of the Mobile Stroke Unit in advancing research. Part 2: StrokeNet and the Future of Stroke Care Segment 4: StrokeNet's Origin and Operations The inception of StrokeNet and its operational framework. Examples of clinical trials conducted through StrokeNet. Enhancing patient involvement in clinical research through StrokeNet. Segment 5: Challenges in Stroke Clinical Trials Dr. Broderick's insights on the biggest barriers in conducting clinical trials for stroke. Segment 6: Redesigning Stroke Care Dr. Broderick's vision for redesigning the stroke care pathway if given a magic wand. Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
September 14, 2023

Redefining Recovery: Unleash Your Potential with Sean Entin, aka the Stroke Hacker

In Episode 59 of the show we sat down with stroke survivor Sean Entin aka the Stroke Hacker. Despite being paralyzed on his left side, Sean learned to walk, talk, drive, and speak in front of audiences, inspiring people to free their minds and bodies after a traumatic event. His mission is to help stroke survivors, caregivers, and families reduce anxiety, regain independence, and discover hope for a better future. Sean graduated from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in entrepreneurship. He went on to co-found two startups that went public; he even worked out with Navy SEALS to improve his fitness for fun. And with all this happening, he remained a dedicated husband and father of two young daughters. Then in 2011, on Thanksgiving weekend, it happened. Sean suffered a massive stroke at age 39. While induced into a 10-day coma, the neurosurgeon performed a craniectomy. That left Sean with a long road to recovery, but he never gave up. Despite Sean’s grim prognosis, he defied the odds and birthed his mantra, “I can, I shall, I will.” Sean's journey has inspired him to launch Stroke Hacker, a program and community aimed at helping stroke survivors, individuals with traumatic brain injuries, and caregivers. Sean provides one-on-one coaching, encouraging survivors to face new challenges and helping them plan a recovery road map. For those who have suffered brain injuries, the Stroke Hacker Community is a place to share stories, accomplishments, and tips for improving overall health and wellness after a TBI. Subscribe at strokehacker.com to start receiving tips and insights into TBI recovery, or visit Stroke Hacker on social media. Show Mentions and Resources: For those who have suffered brain injuries, the Stroke Hacker Community is a place to share stories, accomplishments, and tips for improving overall health and wellness after a TBI. Subscribe at strokehacker.com to start receiving tips and insights into TBI recovery, or visit Stroke Hacker on social media. Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
August 31, 2023

Translating Research into Practice: A Discussion with Professor Avril Drummond

Know Stroke Podcast Episode 58: Interview with Professor Avril Drummond About our Guest: Avril Drummond is Professor of Healthcare Research and an occupational therapist. She qualified as an occupational therapist from the University of Ulster, undertook her MSc in Rehabilitation from the University of Southampton and her PhD at the University of Nottingham. Accomplishments: Fellow of the College of Occupational Therapists Previous Chair of the UK Stroke Forum- a coalition of 32 national multi-disciplinary organizations involved in stroke from across the UK committed to improving care for people after stroke Previous Board Member, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Member of the RCP Intercollegiate Working Party for stroke Deputy Chair HEE/NIHR ICA, Clinical Lectureship and Senior Clinical Lectureship Panel. Editor in Chief of Clinical Rehabilitation. Although Avril's main areas of interest are stroke rehabilitation and conducting randomized controlled trials, she is interested in all aspects of rehabilitation research. She has conducted trials and service evaluations of stroke units, occupational therapy pre-discharge home visits, falls reduction/management, interventions for people with MS, traumatic brain injury, low back pain and total hip replacements. She was one of fifteen woman identified by World Stroke Academy as an International Women in Stroke in 2021. Avril is currently conducting research into fatigue after stroke, which we discussed in this interview. She also works with falls, memory rehabilitation, tendon injuries, vocational rehabilitation, and upper limb recovery after stroke. Connect with Professor Drummond on Twitter @AvrilDrummond1 Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
August 4, 2023

Against All Odds: A Stroke & Carotid Artery Dissection Survivor’s Urgent Plea for Awareness

On Episode 57 of the Know Stroke Podcast we sit down with Stacy Quinn. Fueled by frustration and stress after being misdiagnosed by several doctors, Stacy felt lost on her road to recovery. She found herself on the precipice of never talking about what happened to her and living as a silent statistic: 1 in 5 women will have a stroke in her lifetime, and 3 in 100,000 people have a spontaneous carotid artery dissection. But she didn’t. Instead, she viewed it as a moment of opportunity to help others. Understanding the power of information, she created My Stroke of Hope, a resource for people affected by carotid artery dissection and a platform to raise awareness of stroke in young women. Stacy uses her personal experience to raise awareness of carotid artery dissection and stroke symptoms and prevention with the hope of saving lives and supporting survivors. From her 20-year career working in corporate communication for Fortune 500 healthcare and financial services companies, Stacy brings a track record of integrity, creativity and passion to her advocacy work. Mentions and Resources for this Episode: To learn more about the My Stroke of Hope and connect with Stacy, please visit her website: https://www.mystrokeofhope.com/about Nominate Ralph Preston for CNN Heroes Award- (Time Sensitive - closes 7/31/23) https://www.cnn.com/specials/cnn-heroes-nominations Here's Ralph's Interview on Know Stroke Podcast Episode #31 https://www.knowstrokepod.com/podcast/episode/c956ba21/interview-with-ralph-preston-founder-of-stroke-buddies Michael J Fox documentary "Still" about his acting career and life with Parkinson's Disease (PD) streams exclusively on AppleTV+ Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
July 22, 2023

From a single weekend stroke caregiver and survivor retreat to a nationwide stroke support mission

In Episode 56, we sat down with the United Stroke Alliance (USA) Co-Founder and Executive Director Marylee Nunley and CEO Larry Schaer to discuss how this dynamic duo has grown the alliance from a single person in a single community, to its expansion and now having offered 300 Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camps throughout the country. The Retreat & Refresh Stroke Camp program (now a division of the USA) was first developed in 2004 by Marylee & John Nunley (Founders) following John’s stroke in 2001. We discuss the USA team’s stroke support outreach efforts and how they have extended into communities throughout the country with their stroke awareness and prevention programs. The team estimates they have now educated millions of people on the signs of stroke as well as have supported thousands of stroke survivors, caregivers and their family members in their stroke recovery journeys.  About the United Stroke Alliance The United Stroke Alliance (USA) team is made up of passionate individuals who tirelessly strive to make a difference in not only stroke survivors and caregivers lives, but also for the members of every community through their stroke awareness and prevention programs. Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the USA, which was founded in 2004 when one stroke caregiver, (Co-Founder Marylee Nunley) wanted to improve the quality of life for local stroke survivors and caregivers through a weekend retreat. In addition to taking a deep dive into the stroke camp experience for caregivers and stroke survivors on this episode, we also highlighted their Stroke Out Stroke Program at ballparks country wide to raise awareness for their BE-FASTER! campaign to know stroke warning signs and take action through emergency response and 911. We also mentioned the work of their Youth Education on Stroke (YES) initiative to extend this important BE-FASTER! message into the public schools with brain and health curriculum focused on stroke awareness and prevention.  Finally we covered the financial challenges of growing stroke awareness and survivor support programs and the stigma associated with this condition that often does not get the attention of other disorders and diseases that have more research dollars, celebrity star power and funding to support their continued growth and development.  Of Note: Larry challenged Mike to take the ‘cookie challenge’ at the end of the episode! Check out the show resources to learn more and support the Alliance and their mission.  Mentions and Resources for this Episode: To learn more about the United Stroke Alliance and make a donation please visit their website: https://unitedstrokealliance.org/ Retreat and Refresh Stroke Camp https://unitedstrokealliance.org/our-programs/stroke-camp BE-FASTER Cookie Challenge! https://www.cookiechallenge.org/ Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
June 26, 2023

When a therapist really knows the patient perspective

In Episode 55 we're joined by Michelle Ballasiotes, a pediatric stroke survivor and occupational therapist. Michelle suffered what is called a perinatal stroke which usually occurs between the middle of pregnancy and delivery. Her childhood consisted of weekly physical and occupational therapy for more than 10 years in order to gain mobility due to right hemiplegia, or paralysis on the right side of the body. She also has hydrocephalus, or an excess of cerebral spinal fluid, in her brain, resulting in having a shunt placed in her head at three days old. Some of the topics from our conversation: Surviving a stroke before birth and life with hemiplegia Leveraging the patient experience to become an empathetic provider Overcoming the stigma & participating in adaptive sports The dating scene and intimacy as a young adult stroke survivor Advocacy efforts with the International Pediatric Stroke Alliance Michelle also gets us thinking about starting a Pickleball for stroke survivors - you don't want to miss this one. To connect with Michelle you can find her on Facebook or Twitter. Learn more about the International Pediatric Stroke Alliance. Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
June 16, 2023

Senator Ben Ray Luján: A Survivor’s Voice for Stroke Awareness & Policy Reform

In this episode of the Know Stroke Podcast, we are honored to have special guest Senator Ben Ray Luján, who has been a dedicated advocate for stroke awareness and policy reform. Senator Luján serves as both a senator and a stroke survivor, making his insights and experiences invaluable. During the episode, Senator Luján highlights the importance of stroke awareness, particularly during the month of May, which is Stroke Awareness Month. He emphasizes the need for comprehensive policy reform and increased investments to address education and awareness gaps related to stroke. The Senator's impactful keynote address at the International Stroke Conference is also heard in this episode. His speech shed light on various critical topics surrounding stroke, leaving a lasting impact on the audience. Key discussion points covered in the episode include: Personal Journey with Stroke Recovery: Senator Luján shares his own personal journey with stroke recovery, emphasizing how this experience has shaped his advocacy work. His firsthand knowledge allows him to understand the challenges faced by stroke survivors and the importance of supporting their recovery. Reducing the Stigma Around Stroke: The episode addresses the significance of breaking the stigma around stroke. Senator Luján advocates for open conversations, public awareness campaigns, and sharing personal stories of stroke survivors to dispel misconceptions and foster a supportive environment. Investment and Policy Reform: Senator Luján stresses the need for investments and policy reforms to improve education and awareness of stroke. This includes increased funding for public health campaigns, research into risk factors and prevention strategies, and collaboration with healthcare professionals and advocacy groups to develop evidence-based educational programs. Addressing Healthcare Staffing Issues: Access to rehabilitation services is a critical aspect of stroke recovery. Senator Luján discusses the importance of addressing healthcare staffing shortages by investing in training programs and incentives to attract and retain healthcare professionals. Ensuring access to quality rehabilitation support for stroke survivors across the country is a key goal. Expansion of Broadband Connectivity for Telehealth Services: The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of telehealth services, including Project Echo, in providing remote access to specialized care. Senator Luján emphasizes the need to expand broadband connectivity to bridge the digital divide and enable telehealth services. This expansion will enhance access to care for stroke survivors, particularly those in underserved areas. This episode with Senator Ben Ray Luján is a powerful exploration of stroke awareness, personal experiences, and the necessary policy reforms. Listeners gain valuable insights into the journey of a stroke survivor-turned-advocate and the steps needed to improve stroke education, reduce stigma, and ensure access to quality care and support for all stroke survivors. Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Be sure to give the show a like and share, & follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit website to to learn more: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
May 25, 2023

Enhancing Stroke Rehabilitation & Recovery: Interview with Professor Julie Bernhardt

In Episode 53 we were joined by Professor Julie Bernhardt, co-leader of The Florey’s Stroke theme and leads the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program. Julie believes that to impact the global burden of disability after stroke, we need to rethink, reframe and refocus our efforts to develop more effective treatments and treatment environments (hospitals) to help people recover well after a stroke. Julie is the Director of Australia’s first NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery, a partnership that has helped build capacity and research excellence in this exciting field. She spearheads the International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable task force that is identifying important knowledge gaps and setting new targets for recovery research. She also works with architects and designers to innovate rehabilitation hospital design. Episode highlights: Julie's personal experience leading to a career in PT & stroke research A Very Early Rehabilitation Trail after stroke (AVERT) How the Florey is supporting the unique needs of young stroke survivors in Australia Breaking down silos with the International Stroke Recovery & Rehab Alliance Learn more about The Florey: https://florey.edu.au/ Connect with Julie on Twitter: @AVERTtrial Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
May 18, 2023

A model of Passion-Based Therapy: Discussion with Author and Stroke Survivor Stacie Broek

Welcome to episode 52 of the Know Stroke Podcast. In this episode we're joined by Stacie Broek, author, blogger, stroke survivor, overachiever, mother of 3 & invisible disabilities advocate. Stacie shares her powerful story of surviving a stroke while in Japan, and her work to support other survivor's and their family through a model of passion based therapy. Visit her website here - https://www.staciebroek.com/ Family 2.0: The Caregivers Guide to Stroke Recovery - https://passionbasedtherapy.thinkific.com/courses/caregiver-guide-to-stroke-recovery See her advocacy with Philips Healthcare here - https://youtu.be/NmuoQvinnYw Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
May 9, 2023

Restoring Arm Mobility with Spinal Cord Stimulation

In Episode 52, we were joined by Marc Powell to speak about the ground-breaking neuro-technology he and his team at Reach Neuro are working on to restore arm and hand movement in patients who survived severe strokes. Globally, every fourth adult over the age of 25 will suffer a stroke in their lifetime, and 75% of those people will have lasting deficits in motor control of their arm and hand, severely limiting their physical autonomy. In April 2023, the FDA granted breakthrough device designation for Reach Neuro’s Avantis, a platform that delivers small electrical impulses to the spinal cord to restore shoulder, arm, and hand movement to post chronic stoke patients. The Avantis system is built to restore a patient's ability to control movement directly, giving them not only immediate relief but also allowing it to be possible for them to return to therapy. Early evidence has shown the effectiveness of the system in patients with chronic stroke up to 9 years poststroke, outside of the 6 month window where existing therapies are typically used. Connect with Marc on Twitter: @marcppowell Visit the Reach Neuro Website: https://www.reachneuro.com/ Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
May 2, 2023

Strengthening the Stroke Chain of Survival at UC Health

Episode 50 of the Know Stroke Podcast is here! This has been a milestone we've had our eye on for a few months now and we're super excited to share this episode with you. We start off with an introduction from Mike and David speaking to some of the feedback and impact they've received since launching the podcast - these stories are what keep us going. In this episode we were joined by Dr. Christopher Richards. He is the Medical Director of the UC Health Mobile Stroke Unit and Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Richards and his team work with 15 partner fire/EMS departments across Greater Cincinnati to bring emergency department-level stroke care to community members who need it through a mobile stroke unit. Episode highlights: The rich history of innovative stroke care at UC Health Bringing the stroke unit to the curbside with the UC Health Mobile Stroke Unit Analyzing data from 911 calls to better understand how people describe stroke symptoms Standardizing MSUs into the stroke care of survival nationally Balancing the clinical outcomes with cost-effectiveness for Mobile Stroke Units Follow Dr. Richards on Twitter @CTRMDMS Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
April 21, 2023

Building Global Stroke Support Networks: Insights from Sarah Belson of the World Stroke Organization

About this Episode: For episode 49 of the podcast we sat down with Sarah Belson, International Development Manager at the World Stroke Organization; leading, developing and implementing a program of capacity building activities for new and emerging patient stroke support organizations (SSOs) around the world. Some of the highlights from our interview: Global mapping of SSOs: One of the key challenges that stroke patients and their families face is a lack of awareness and support for their condition. To address this, the World Stroke Organization has been working to map SSOs around the world and develop a comprehensive database of resources and contacts for patients and their families. Framework for long-term sustainability: Another challenge that SSOs face is maintaining their operations over the long term. To address this, the World Stroke Organization has developed a framework for building capacity and ensuring the sustainability of SSOs. This includes training and support for organizational development, fundraising, and advocacy. Stroke Connector: Stroke Connector is an online platform developed by the World Stroke Organization to connect stroke survivors, caregivers, and advocates around the world. The platform includes a directory of SSOs, resources for patients and their families, and a forum for sharing experiences and best practices. Collaboration with SAFE: The World Stroke Organization has also been working closely with the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) to support Life After Stroke programs across Europe. This includes training and capacity building for SSOs, advocacy for better stroke care and support, and raising awareness about the impact of stroke on patients and their families. Overall, the World Stroke Organization's efforts to support SSOs around the world are crucial for improving the lives of stroke patients and their families, and for raising awareness and advocacy for better stroke care and support. Links that were mentioned in todays episode: https://www.world-stroke.org https://www.world-stroke.org/what-we-do/sso-capacity-building https://www.world-stroke.org/what-we-do/sso-capacity-building/stroke-connector https://www.safestroke.eu Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube | Facebook
March 28, 2023

Let’s make it okay to say you’re not okay; a discussion with stroke survivor and team builder, Tim Whitmire

In this episode 48 we sat down with stroke survivor and accomplished entrepreneur Tim Whitmire. Tim co founded the largest free men's fitness movement in the US. He speaks to us about how he grew a community built around fitness, fellowship, and faith into the largest mens' fitness movement in the US, and how those pillars transferred into his rehab journey. About our guest: Whitmire started as a freelance journalist, then got a job at the Associated Press and covered Harvard Men’s Basketball. He moved to the Providence Bureau of the Associated Press and eventually to New York City. He was transferred to Lexington, Kentucky to work as a sports writer and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina after that. He worked at the Charlotte Observer and then returned to the Associated Press to work as the head of the Charlotte Bureau until 2006. Tim Whitmire was working for the AAP when he decided to look for work in Charlotte, NC. He ended up getting hired in a marketing and business development role at a sell side and investment bank. He then co-founded a firm called Black Arch Partners, where he worked for a few years. After leaving the second bank, he found his way into his current work as an executive strategy consultant. Will then asked him about his nonprofit, F3 Nation. The Mission of F3 is to plant, grow and serve small workout groups for men for the invigoration of male community leadership.    Show highlights: Forming the movement of F3 Nation From 5am workouts to stroke rehab How Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith impacted Tim's recovery The truths of post stroke depression Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube
March 14, 2023

Mike Garrow-AHA/ASA Voter’s Choice Caregiver Hero Award Nominee- 2023 – Please Cast Your Vote!

Know Stroke Podcast Bonus Episode About the AHA/ASA Voters’ Choice Hero Award and How to Vote for show co-host Mike Garrow The Voters’ Choice Hero award nominee link to vote for Mike is here: https://heroes.stroke.org/michael-garrow/ Voting is open from 8 a.m. Central on March 8 to 8 p.m. Central on March 22. All winners will be announced the week of April 24. Please cast your vote for Mike and use the shareable links to encourage others to vote for Mike as well! If you’re 18 or older and have a valid email address, you can cast a vote for your favorite finalist once every 24 hours. If you try to vote more often or with multiple email addresses, your votes could be removed. Confirm your vote by email-If you don’t see a confirmation email in your inbox right away, please check your junk email folder. About Mike Michael was 6 weeks old when his mother had a stroke — unexpectedly disrupting their lives and showing him how disconnected survivors can feel. It inspired his health care career and sparked a passion to change the stroke continuum of care. Michael is co-host of the Know Stroke Podcast, an international podcast in which he and his co-host David Dansereau use their lived experience with stroke to amplify the voices of survivors, caregivers, medical professionals and researchers from around the world. You can listen to episode one here for more on Mike's story: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/podcast/episode/4c1ecb33/lets-know-stroke-the-co-hosts-introduce-the-know-stroke-podcast Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube
March 8, 2023

Stroke Has No Age Limit

In 2020, William Kyler Lewis, 15, was riding in the car with his mom in College Station, Texas, when he suddenly turned to her confused. His head hurt, he was sick to his stomach and his vision was blurred. Soon, he couldn’t remember anything for more than a few seconds. After his mom rushed him to the pediatrician, he got a shot and was told to go home. Instead, his mom drove 1½ hours to a children’s hospital in Houston. Nurses there thought Kyler had taken drugs, but his mom insisted no, he was not that type of kid, and something was very wrong. A CT scan revealed Kyler had an acute spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage from a brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) that he unknowingly had when he was born. A brain AVM is a condition that is not inherited. AVMs are a random occurrence due to a gene malfunction in utero where a mass of arteries connect directly to veins. Kyler received lifesaving external ventricular drain (EVD) surgery to control the fluid build-up in his brain. After the stroke, memory and neuro fatigue became a big problem. Kyler has undergone radiation and chemotherapy and takes medication for epilepsy, headaches, dizziness, weakness and tremors. Yet, Kyler is inspiring many. He uses local news, community functions and social media to educate the public that a child can have a stroke, too. He also organizes walks to highlight the importance of recognizing the symptoms of a pediatric stroke. Kyler’s Facebook group, “A Cure for Kyler,” his CaringBridge page and YouTube channel educate and inspire pediatric stroke survivors by documenting his recovery. His video, “Being You after an Aneurysm/AVM Rupture,” and his family’s Facebook page, “AVM Alliance: A Cure for Kyler and Friends,” share stories of other hemorrhagic stroke survivors and educate people about symptoms and conditions. Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube
March 7, 2023

Dr Eva Mistry; winner of the Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke

Episode 46: In this weeks episode we sit down with a Dr Eva Mistry, assistant professor of clinical neurology and rehabilitation medicine at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Dr Mistry was announced the 2023 winner of the Robert G. Siekert New Investigator Award in Stroke. The award encourages new investigators to undertake or continue stroke-related research. Mistry's award-winning presentation (Abstract LB18), "Blood Pressure After Endovascular Stroke Treatment (BEST)-II: A Randomized Clinical," was presented at the International Stroke Conference in February 2023. Additionally Dr Mistry is the principal investigator of a new study with $9.6 million funding support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) that will examine the effectiveness of a stroke treatment for patients with a pre-stroke disability, one of the first studies to focus on this population. Some of the topics we spoke about: Research opportunities with the Mobile Stroke Unit at UC Health Examining stroke treatment for people with disabilities BP Management After Endovascular Stroke Treatment A magic wand approach to advancing stroke research Show Mentions: University of Cincinnati Health Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube
February 24, 2023

The Putrino Way: combining technology with a human touch at Mount Sinai’s Abilities Research Center

Episode 45: In this weeks episode we sit down with a David Putrino, Director of Rehabilitation Innovation for the Mount Sinai Health System in NYC. David brings us on a journey from his childhood in Western Australia, to the big city lights of NYC and his human-centered approach towards clinical research and innovation in neuro rehabilitation. Some of the topics we spoke about: How an injury while playing Australian football led to a passion for PT & human-centered care Moving to the United States to study the emerging field of Cognitive Neuroscience Virtual Reality to assist stroke rehab in the home and clinic The possibilities that Brain-computer interfaces can have in stroke recovery About our Guest: David is a physical therapist with a PhD in Neuroscience. He is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Innovation for the Mount Sinai Health System, and an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Performance at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He develops innovative rehabilitation solutions for adults and children who need better health care accessibility. He also works with high-performance partners such as Red Bull, the Brooklyn Nets NBA team, and the U.S. Olympic team to use evidence-based technologies to improve athletic performance. He is the author of Hacking Health: How to Make Money and Save Lives in the HealthTech world. In 2019, he was named "Global Australian of the Year" for his contributions to health care.  Show Mentions: Abilities Research Center MindMaze Putrino Lab Synchron Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube
February 13, 2023

A global community of Angels improving stroke patients’ chances of survival and a disability-free life.

Episode 44: In this episode we sit down with Kim Malkin, Angels Initiative Lead for Australia to discuss the work she and her team are doing across the region to improve stroke care delivery. The Angels Initiative was launched in 2016 by Boehringer Ingelheim in partnership with the European Stroke Organisation (ESO), the World Stroke Organisation (WSO), the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), and many other national stroke societies, companies and health institutions. Their mission is aimed at reducing the burden of stroke for countless patients by working with hospitals, stroke teams, societies and individuals to build an innovative network of stroke-ready hospitals worldwide to reduce treatment delays and provide patients with the optimal standard of acute stroke care. About our guest: A move to Australia in 2004 provided not only more sunshine for Kim but also the opportunity to begin a long and diverse career with Boehringer Ingelheim – over a decade of which is in improving outcomes for stroke patients through the delivery of innovative preventative and acute stroke treatments. The company’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of people and animals resonated strongly but more than that it is Boehringer Ingelheim’s inclusive culture and social responsibility which provides a source of great pride and motivation to Kim every day. In Australia, more than half of eligible stroke patients miss out on treatments that reduce disability and death. Although a developed country, Australia faces significant challenges when it comes to providing equity of access to optimal stroke care - particularly the tyranny of distance. Australia is a vast country, the sixth largest in the world, with a total area of 7,686,850 square kilometres and a population of over 25 million. Two-thirds of Australia’s population reside within metropolitan areas however the remaining live in regional or remote areas with poorer access to healthcare services. Leading the Angels Initiative in Australia, Kim is committed to establishing Angels as a sustainable model of quality improvement. With her dedicated team of Angels Consultants and over a decade of working closely with the Australian stroke community, they aim to achieve this through close collaboration with the many stakeholders across State and National health systems who are passionate about creating a better future for Australian stroke patients and their families. Show Resources: https://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/cardiovascular/stroke-care/angels-initiative https://www.angels-initiative.com/ https://fastheroes.com/ Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube
February 6, 2023

Delivering stroke care on the roads and in the sky across Australia

Episode 43: Interview with Professor Stephen Davis & Geoffrey Donnan of the Australian Stroke Alliance. The Australian Stroke Alliance is comprised of more than 30 organisations working together to transform stroke care across Australia and improve the lives of those affected by stroke. They are developing novel mobile imaging, digital health and emergency transport technologies to radically transform stroke outcomes and deliver commercial benefits for all Australians. Rather than transporting patients to hospital, they drive or fly Australian-designed life-saving brain scanning equipment to a patient during the Golden Hour for Stroke, transforming their chances of survival and recovery. For Australians living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities, access to stroke treatment during the Golden Hour for Stroke is limited or non-existent – creating inequity and a major gap in health outcomes. The Australian Stroke Alliance is about equity, world-first innovation and bringing time-critical stroke treatment direct to the patient. About our guests: PROFESSOR GEOFFREY DONNAN AO Geoffrey is a professor of Neurology at The University of Melbourne and former Director of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. He is the co-lead of the Australian Stroke Alliance and the Frontiers MRFF grant. His research interest is clinical stroke management. He was co-founder, with Professor Stephen Davis, of the Australian Stroke Trials Network. He is the co-chair of the EXTEND group of trials, including the recently published EXTEND IA trial of thrombectomy in acute ischaemic stroke. He was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Stroke and is Past President of the World Stroke Organization. PROFESSOR STEPHEN DAVIS AO Stephen is a professor of Translational Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, Director of the Melbourne Brain Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Past-President of the World Stroke Organization. He co-chairs the Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit program. His research is focussed on acute therapy for both ischemic stroke and intracerebral haemorrhage, particularly the use of advanced imaging in selection of therapy. He is the co-lead of the Australian Stroke Alliance and the Frontiers MRFF grant. https://austrokealliance.org.au Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Visit our new website to apply here: https://www.knowstrokepod.com/ Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube
January 28, 2023

Unlocking the human superpower of neuroplasticity with Dr. Mike Studer

About Our Guest Dr. Mike Studer has been a PT since 1991, and an NCS (Neurological Clinical Specialist) since 1995. He is co-founder and co-owner of Spark Rehabilitation and Wellness in Bend, where he is an adjunct professor at the OSU DPT program leading the coursework on motor control. Mike was recognized as the 2011 Clinician of the Year in the Neurologic and (in 2014) the Geriatric Academies of the APTA. He received the highest honor available in PT in 2020, being distinguished as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the APTA in 2020. Dr. Studer has authored over 35 articles, 6 book chapters, and is a consultant to Major League Baseball on the motor control of pitching and hitting. Fun Fact: Mike is the four time and current WR holder for the fastest underwater treadmill marathon, a mark that was set most recently in January 2022.   To learn more and connect with Mike visit www.mikestuder.com and be sure to watch his Tedx Talk “Seeing the Potential in Brain Recovery”  https://youtu.be/Zwin3VMPI6I Show mentions Community Events Calendar-Coming up in January: Monday Jan 23rd- Join Co-Host David Dansereau’s Body in Balance Pre-Launch Book Tour and New Online Course Achieve Balance Preview -Register free   https://smartmoves.easywebinar.live/achieve-balance-registration Friday Jan 27th-Stroke Awareness Oregon Exclusive Online Event with Upcoming Guest Mike Studer- www.strokeawarenessoregon.org Paid event $15 Connect with Us! We want to hear from you! We’d like to welcome new listeners and know what brings you here.  Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Website | Linkedin | Twitter | YouTube
January 13, 2023

“Houston, we have a problem” – Interview with world renowned stroke expert, Pamela Duncan PhD.

Episode 41 In our final episode of 2022 we had the pleasure to be joined by Pamela Duncan. Pam is a leading expert in stroke, neurologic recovery, aging and patient reported outcome measures and widely recognized for her efforts to reengineer post-acute care services and recovery following stroke. She develops consumer-oriented assessments to improve patient outcomes by guiding real-time clinical decision-making and recommendations for self-management, medical and social services. The Compass CP platform was created based on insight gained from the COMPASS study, led by Wake Forest University School of Medicine and The University of North Carolina and conducted in 40 hospitals and with community partners across North Carolina. The study was funded through a $14 million, five-year award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent, nonprofit research funding organization authorized by Congress in 2010.  COMPASS compared the health status of stroke patients who receive conventional post-hospitalization treatment to that of patients who receive comprehensive care based on a model developed by a team of physicians, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, health system and human services leaders, and patient and caregiver stakeholders.  Because of her outstanding contributions to the investigation, management, mentorship and community service in the stroke field, Duncan is a 2020 recipient of the American Stroke Association’s David G. Sherman Lifetime Achievement Award. She is the first woman to ever be awarded this honor.  Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to support us as a show sponsor or become a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Know Stroke Website Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube Linkedin
December 16, 2022

Exploring the intersection of human-centered-design and rehab technology

Episode 40: Interview with Sarah Thomas Sarah has an expansive range of expertise, we chose to deep dive on the importance of human-centered design in this episode. We'll be sure to welcome Sarah back on the show in the coming months to explore other areas that she is working in to advance access to rehab. About Our Guest Sarah Thomas is an accomplished leader of innovation. She serves as a global aging expert advising startups, large corporations and investors, with nearly 20 years dedicated to transforming the aging experience. Sarah is CEO of multinational staff-hosting company, MezTal in Guadalajara & CEO of the consulting firm Delight by Design, creating age-inclusive products, brands, spaces and experiences that delight the consumer at every age. Sarah has held key leadership positions across the US and Asia, developing and implementing strategic corporate innovation initiatives, including change management. She serves as Executive-in-Residence at Aging2.0,Principal Fellow in the Nexus Insights firm for aging transformation, and co- founder of AgeTech News. She formerly led all commercial activity for Seismic Holdings - a Silicon Valley-based company shaping human potential through integration of apparel and robotics to augment human strength and performance. Sarah’s commercial expertise helped position the organization for esteemed recognition by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, The Economist and CES. Prior to Seismic, Sarah led all global innovation for the largest post-acute care provider in the US, Genesis, serving more than 55,000 individuals a day. She combines her Occupational Therapy expertise with her operational, clinical and entrepreneurial experience to inspire global improvements in design and systems innovation worldwide. She designed an innovation center in China as a part of a vitality initiative to improve the health and well-being of global communities. A published author, she serves in multiple advisory positions, sits on numerous boards and is an accomplished keynote speaker on topics like healthy longevity and aging innovations In the News: NHL Defenseman Kris Letang Has 2nd Stroke David's post about his first stroke on know stroke blog : https://knowstroke.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/a-new-defensive-position-for-kris-letang-stroke-defense/ NHL update: https://www.nhl.com/news/kris-letang-second-stroke/c-338220142 Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a sponsor or guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web: https://www.know-stroke.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnowStroke_Pod Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knowstrokeorg/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knowstroke/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGTcGBT1dctRk7YQhLzBP-k_sQk6gY-Nt Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knowstrokepodcast/
December 4, 2022

Redefining what is possible in Neuro-rehab with immersive digital therapeutics

Episode 39: Redefining what is possible in Neuro-rehab with immersive digital therapeutics Our Guest: Angela Greene, Lead US Therapy Integration Manager at MindMaze speaks to us about how their solutions are redefining in a way that is not only accessible, affordable, and engaging for patients, but also seamlessly fits into physician workflows. In the News: ‘GABBY GIFFORDS WON’T BACK DOWN’ (CNN) This new documentary tells the story of the former Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in 2011 and became an activist for gun violence prevention. Giffords, whose speech was impaired by her injuries, also works to promote more understanding around the language condition aphasia. See cnn.com to learn how to watch. Taoiseach opens new stroke unit at Cork University Hospital. The new 24 hour service at CUH is expected to provide care for around 1,200 patients each year and will be available seven days a week. Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.   Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a sponsor or guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web: https://www.know-stroke.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnowStroke_Pod Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knowstrokeorg/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knowstroke/ YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGTcGBT1dctRk7YQhLzBP-k_sQk6gY-Nt Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knowstrokepodcast/
November 21, 2022

The American Heart Association’s effort to accelerate novel stroke & cardiac models of care

Episode 38: Interview with Patrick Dunn - Program Director, Center for Health Tech & Innovation at the American Heart Association We are without David for this episode, but Mike was able to sit down with Patrick coming off the AHA Scientific Session in Chicago. Patrick discusses his role to support health tech & innovation at the AHA to connect entrepreneurs, providers, researchers and payers in an effort to accelerate novel solutions across the health continuum. About Our Guest Patrick Dunn, PhD, MS, MBA, FAHA is the Program Director for Connected Heart Health and the architect of the Intelligent Health Solutions for the American Heart Association’s Center of Excellence for Health Technology and Innovation. Patrick has a unique blend of knowledge and experience in healthcare, business development, software engineering, quality and research. Dr. Dunn is a clinical exercise physiologist and health educator with 35 years of experience in cardiac rehabilitation, preventive cardiology and wellness with specific expertise in digital health literacy and digital coaching methods.  Show Mentions and Resources: https://ahahealthtech.org https://ahahealthtech.org/avomd-named-the-winner-of-live-healthcare-technology-innovation-competition-at-scientific-sessions/ https://compasscp.com Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Our Show is Now on the Health Podcast Network! https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/show/the-know-stroke-podcast/ Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web Twitter Facebook  Instagram Youtube Linkedin
November 12, 2022

How the leading rehab hospital in the US is driving stroke innovation forward

World Stroke Day - Oct 29th 2022 Use the letters in F.A.S.T to spot a Stroke F = Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven? A = Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? S = Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred?  T = Time to call 911 Episode 37: Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD - Exec Director, Tech & Innovation Hub at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Welcome to the 2022 World Stroke Day edition of the Know Stroke Podcast. David and Mike had the privilege of sitting down with a world renowned expert in stroke rehab technology leading innovation at the #1 rehabilitation hospital in the United States. We hope this episode will bring you optimism knowing that passionate leaders like todays guest are at the helm of clinical research. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (Formerly The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) #1 every year since 1991. About Our Guest Arun Jayaraman, PT, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on sensors, exoskeletons, robotics and other emerging rehabilitation technologies. As Executive Director, Technology & Innovation Hub (tiHUB), he collaborates with commercial and academic partners for research collaboration, technology development and clinical outcome evaluation. He also leverages valuable industry and research expertise to accelerate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab’s clinical adoption of next-generation rehabilitation technologies. Since joining Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in 2008, Dr. Jayaraman also has served as Director of the Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research, which conducts outcomes-based research on rehabilitation technologies such as prostheses, orthoses, rehabilitation robotics and other adaptive technologies. In addition to his work at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, he is Professor of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, Medical Social Sciences, and Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jayaraman’s work has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has been funded by myriad leading organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He also holds various external leadership positions, serving as Director of Global Outreach for the Wearable Robotics Association and editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Stroke. Dr. Jayaraman also is involved with the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association, the Society for Neuroscience and the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Jayaraman holds a BS in Physical Therapy from SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre in Chennai, India; an MS in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University; and a PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Show Mentions and Resources: https://www.world-stroke.org https://brainqtech.com/ https://wolkairbag.com/ https://research.samsung.com/robot#teaser-video https://rewalk.com/restore-exo-suit/ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43146117 https://www.sralab.org/researchers/arun-jayaraman-pt-phd https://www.sralab.org/services/international-patients Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Our Show is Now on the Health Podcast Network! https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/show/the-know-stroke-podcast/ Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web Twitter Facebook  Instagram Youtube Linkedin
October 28, 2022

Interview with Kyle Zebley, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at the American Telemedicine Association and Executive Director, ATA Action

Episode 36 Interview with Kyle Zebley, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at the American Telemedicine Association and Executive Director, ATA Action In this episode you’ll be hearing from the first policy expert we’ve had on our show and we don’t think we could have brought you a better one!  It is important for us to emphasize this interview would not have been possible without the great coordinated cooperation from Gina Cella Senior VP of Strategic Connections and Ann Mond Johnson CEO of the ATA, so we want to thank them both here as well along with all the great work their team does every day to support this common mission of advancing telehealth.  We’ve learned lessons through the pandemic of telehealth’s ability to bridge care gaps, improve care coordination and fill healthcare workforce shortages. With all that now known, virtual care delivery could still be in danger of heading over the “telehealth cliff” without permanent policy changes and action as Kyle explains it well in this episode. Mike and I both believe strongly the impact of policy changes will be a critical piece in shaping future delivery of rehabilitative stroke care and recovery into the home with improved outcomes. So let’s dive in, listen and learn more from Kyle! Meet Our Guest Kyle Zebley is Vice President of Public Policy at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Executive Director of ATA Action.  For those not familiar with the American Telemedicine Association…The ATA is the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, and is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling a wider reach and more access to care for more people. Kyle’s BioSketch Previously, Kyle was the Chief of Staff in the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He collaborated with senior leadership from HHS, the White House and other cabinet departments to develop, advise, and promote U.S. global health policy, including in such policy areas as drug pricing, medical devices, global health security, and non-communicable diseases.  Prior to HHS, he worked in Congress as a Legislative Director, leading a legislative team in developing policy and drafting legislation, particularly on matters concerning the House Committee on Ways and Means, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  Kyle started his career in Washington, D.C.where he worked on campaign strategies for clients running for U.S. President, U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, state governor and state legislatures.  Kyle is a sought-after policy expert and is frequently quoted in major media coverage on the topic of telehealth, including the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Kaiser Health News, Modern Healthcare, NPR, and Roll Call. In January 2022, Kyle was named by Politico as one of the “Four Washington players poised to shape digital health in 2022”. Show Mentions and Resources: American Telemedicine Association (ATA)   ATA Action Press Release  APTA  Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web: https://www.know-stroke.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnowStroke_Pod Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knowstrokeorg/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knowstroke/ YouTube: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knowstrokepodcast/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knowstrokepodcast/
October 15, 2022

Improving door-to-needle time with the world’s first FDA 510(k) cleared, portable MRI scanner

Episode # 35 Title: Interview with Khan M. Siddiqui, MD Chief Medical Officer & Chief Strategy Officer at Hyperfine Our Guest:  Dr. Siddiqui is a serial entrepreneur, a radiologist and currently the Chief Medical and Chief Strategy Officer of Hyperfine, Inc. that has created the world’s first FDA 510(k) cleared, portable MRI scanner. Prior to Hyperfine, Dr. Siddiqui founded higi, Inc. – a consumer health technology company – that was acquired by Babylon Health. Higi stations are deployed in over 12,000 locations globally with over 60 million patients on the platform and has virtual clinical care network in 50 states.  Prior to founding higi, Dr. Siddiqui was a Physician Executive at Microsoft where he was responsible for platform engineering and AI for the health solutions group. Dr. Siddiqui holds dozens of patents for technology in areas of deep learning, AI, image processing, data visualization, MR imaging as well as secure patient information handling and health records. His focus has been to use the advances in technology – namely computing power, microelectronics, connectivity, big data, and AI to democratize technologies in healthcare to make solutions better, smaller, cheaper, and more accessible to clinicians and patients globally.  He is a graduate of the Aga Khan University Medical College in Pakistan, completed his training in Medicine at New York University, Radiology training at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, along with his fellowship in the Imaging Informatics at University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD. In his spare time, Dr. Siddiqui loves spending time with his family. He and his two sons can often be found exploring Chicago on bicycles in between painting and SCUBA diving. Episode Mentions and Resources: Breaking Down Boundaries After Brain Injury (Emilia Clarke/SameYou Spotlight) https://nrtimes.shorthandstories.com/issue23/index.html The 4th Annual Stroke Survivors Symposium Thursday, Oct 27 2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Register: http://h.uconn.edu/strokesurvivor Show Credits: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.   Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Our Show is Now on the Health Podcast Network! The Health Podcast Network features authoritative shows, hosts and guests who take on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise and a commitment to excellence. This network represents one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of high-quality health podcasts and we are proud to be part of this network. Here’s our show page on HPN: https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/show/the-know-stroke-podcast/ Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast. Connect with Us and Share our Show on Social: Web: https://www.know-stroke.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnowStroke_Pod Facebook https://www.facebook.com/knowstrokeorg/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knowstroke/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidPTCPhysicalTherapy Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/knowstrokepodcast/
October 7, 2022

Using Voice to Save Lives: Interview with James Amihood, CEO of Cardiokol

Know Stroke Podcast Ep 34 -Spotlight on Afib Awareness September is Afib Awareness Month. Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is the most common irregular heartbeat and is characterized by heart palpitations, dizziness, and shortness of breath. Afib is sometimes silent and may not exhibit symptoms at all yet it increases stroke risk and can lead to heart failure, kidney problems and dementia. It can also increase your risk of death so early detection and treatment is critical to reduce risk. About our Guest: On today’s show we were joined by James Amihood, CEO of Cardiokol Cardiokol is a privately-owned digital telehealth company that develops voice-based markers and methods for monitoring and screening heart rhythm disorders in large at-risk populations. James has 25 years of management experience including CEO of PRM Inc., GM of Syqe Medical and senior positions at multinational pharmaceutical and healthcare companies (Teva, Schering Plough, Perrigo), managing subsidiaries and heading BD and M&A. He holds BSc in Chemistry, BSc IE, MBA Learn more here:  https://www.cardiokol.com/ Today’s Show Resources: Afib Awareness Resource https://www.stopafib.org Apple Watch Study https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/digital-health/nih-funded-study-test-if-apple-watch-can-prevent-strokes-limit-blood-thinners Show Info: Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777.  Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast. Thank you Caroline! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast https://www.know-stroke.org
September 30, 2022

1 in 100,000 – Interview with Orlena Skek, Moyamoya Stroke Survivor & Author of Emerging From The Smoke.

In Episode 33 of the Know Stroke Podcast, we were joined by Orlena Skek. Orlena Shek is a former in-house software technology licensing attorney. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young children. After experiencing major hemorrhagic stroke in late 2011 due to a rare congenital condition called Moyamoya Disease, she put her law career on hold to focus on her rehab and her family. The numbers that she shares speak for themselves to the long and turbulent journey she went on. 14 ambulance rides within 5 months 6 week hospitalization at Stanford.  3.5 weeks in a medically induced coma 3 different acute rehab hospital stays ranging from Marin to Santa Clara County. Two 10 hour plus brain surgeries, a week apart. One thousand eight hundred paper origami cranes folded by countless co-workers, neighbors, and friends. Some of whom are on the call here tonight.  More than a 100 nights spent hospitalized, away from home.   2 children:1st born pre-Stroke, 2nd born post-Stroke. 1 trip to Las Vegas by myself for a Bachelorette party. Orlena shares with us today that journey and what led her to authoring a book titled "Emerging from the smoke, a collection of warrior voices" This book is a beautiful collection of short poems from 30+ stroke survivors. You can learn more about Orleana's story, and purchase here book here: https://www.storiesofstroke.com/orlena-shek/
September 18, 2022

Interview with Dr. Nick Ward. Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neurorehabilitation, UCL Institute of Neurology

In episode 32 of the Know Stroke Podcast, we were joined by Professor Nick Ward. About our Guest: Professor Ward is a consultant neurologist at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and a professor of clinical neurology and neurorehabilitaion at Queen Square UCL Institute of Neurology. His special clinical interest is in stroke and neurorehabilitation, focusing in particular on recovery of arm and hand function through the Queen Square upper limb neurorehabilitation programme. He is the founder of the Neurorehabilitation Online N-ROL project. He is co-founder of the UCLP Centre for Neurorehabilitation, co-editor Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation and associate editor of the journals Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair and Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Professor Ward leads a research program to help understand the mechanisms of upper limb impairment and treatment after stroke. In particular, he uses structural and functional brain imaging to study the relationship between brain network reorganisation and recovery of movement after stroke. Special mentions: Emilia Clark's charity SameYou for Brain injury and stroke recovery Gripable training platform for upper arm rehabilitation Catherine Doogan, Post Doc and Clinical Psychologist who is working on developing Digital Interventions in Neuro-Rehabilitation (DINR) In the news: A call for architect students to help design the Next Generation of Stroke Rehabilitation Centers  Show Info: Music intro jingle credit to Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777. Once Jake gets settled in to college life at university we’ll be glad to have him back at the helm producing our podcast again! You’ll be missed here Jake on so many levels, thank you! Until next time, be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast
September 5, 2022

Interview with Ralph Preston Founder of Stroke Buddies

Know Stroke Podcast Episode 31 Interview with Ralph Preston Founder of Stroke Buddies After a stroke, Ralph Preston leveraged over 40 years of professional video experience to continue to do good with his camera. He “turned the lens on himself “ and is developing high-quality videos for stroke survivors and for local non-profits.  About our Guest: Preston is the founder of Stroke Buddies: By and For Stroke Survivors, a Facebook group for stroke survivors that currently has 8,000 members and is growing every day. Ralph built this community from the ground up so survivors can seek answers, learn with educational resources, and receive support. Last year, he launched a weekly virtual stroke survivor support group meeting in association with MedRhythms and is assembling a team of medical professionals, PTs, OTs, physicians, neurologists, and neuroscientists who have suffered stroke themselves and are interested in sharing their stories and knowledge at these support group meetings.  Ralph also started a discussion show that is shared with the Stroke Buddies community and is called Stroke Roadmap. The purpose is to help those who are transitioning their recovery from PT to home therapy. Additionally, Ralph develops and shares dozens of home therapy exercise videos from his YouTube channel to improve at-home recovery.  Ralph has leveraged over 40 years of professional video experience to do good with his camera, from developing high-quality videos for stroke survivors to volunteering for local non-profits. He founded and ran a video production company prior to his stroke and founding Stroke Buddies, and it is his mission to use these skills to disseminate knowledge and help others.  This year Stroke Buddies was granted non-profit status, so now he is off to raise money and see if he can fundamentally change stroke recovery. Show Credits: Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777 Be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast https://www.know-stroke.org
August 20, 2022

Interview with Dr. Heidi Schambra Director of Research Strategy in Neurology and Mobilis Lab NYU Langone

Know Stroke Podcast Episode 30 Stroke commonly damages motor function in the upper extremity (UE), leading to long-term disability and loss of independence in a majority of individuals. Rehabilitation seeks to restore function by training daily activities, which deliver repeated UE functional motions. The optimal number of functional motions necessary to boost recovery is unknown. This gap stems from the lack of measurement tools to feasibly count functional motions.  Today's guest is Dr. Heidi Schambra from NYU Langone. She and her team at the Mobilis Lab, out of NYU Langone developed the PrimSeq pipeline to enable the accurate and rapid counting of building-block functional motions, called primitives. PrimSeq uses wearable sensors to capture rich motion information from the upper body, and custom-built algorithms to detect and count functional primitives in this motion data. They showed that their deep learning algorithm precisely counts functional primitives performed by stroke patients and outperformed other benchmark algorithms. The study also showed patients tolerated the wearable sensors and that the approach is 366 times faster at counting primitives than humans. PrimSeq provides a precise and practical means of quantifying functional primitives, which promises to advance stroke research and clinical care and to improve the outcomes of individuals with stroke. In our discussion we covered how this tool can translate into rehab happening in the clinical setting, a patient's home, and how insurers think about reimbursing stroke rehab.  About our guest: Dr. Heidi Schambra is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Director of the Division of Neuro-Epidemiology, Director of Research Strategy in Neurology, and Director of the Mobilis Lab. Dr. Schambra received her BS in neuroscience from Brown University and MD from Emory University. She completed her training in neurology at Harvard-Partners and in neurorehabilitation at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in motor learning and noninvasive brain stimulation with Dr. Leonardo Cohen at NINDS/NIH. Dr. Schambra was on faculty at Columbia University until 2016, when she joined NYU Langone. When not in the lab, she can be found taxonomizing clouds, cute-aggressing her pets and husband, and menacing New York on a Citibike. Watch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/PUGDDVrxjGg In the news: Frequent napping may be a sign of higher risks of stroke, high blood pressure Viz.ai, Hyperfine team up to add image-reading AI to bedside MRI scanners Show Credits: Music Show Intro Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777 Connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the Know Stroke Podcast
August 4, 2022

It’s Hot! Tips to Know and Avoid Heat Stroke and Announcement : We Need Your Help on Our Latest Stroke Education Project

Know Stroke Podcast S4E4 In the news: It’s Hot- Tips to Know Avoid Heat Stroke Announcements: Health Podcast Network move is complete What’s Next? In this brief episode the co-hosts connect on a podcast catch-up to explain more about their recent move to expand the reach of the podcast via the Health Podcast Network About the Health Podcast Network: Health Podcast Network features authoritative shows, hosts and guests who take on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise and a commitment to excellence. We are one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of high-quality health podcasts. Health Podcast Network connects content creators, engaged listeners and organizations working to improve health and care for people around the world. From clinicians and executives, to investors and inventors, and everyone in between, we help people discover and tune into the podcasts that matter most to them. Health Podcast Network is the place to discover the shows, hosts and guests providing original programming that covers a range of topics facing the health sector in creative, engaging episodes. Tune in to our show here on the health Podcast Network: https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/show/the-know-stroke-podcast/ Call to Action:  Get involved in research for our partnership on stroke education with a new Health Unmuted short form podcast in development. Take our interest survey here: https://www.know-stroke.org/health-unmuted-stroke Watch this Episode: https://youtu.be/ExwAS1Yknsg In the News We discuss heat stroke and knowing the warning signs: Throbbing headache Dizziness and light-headedness Lack of sweating despite the heat Red, hot, and dry skin Muscle weakness or cramps Nausea and vomiting Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak Rapid, shallow breathing Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering Seizures Unconsciousness Heat stroke is a medical emergency and you should call 911 immediately.  Read more here: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment Where we’ll be next: Podcast Events Coming Up: David will be a guest on Stroke Buddies Live Event with Ralph Preston on July 26th at 11am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izfb7EY6zIU and later that week on Brains with Brian a MedRhythms live event with Brian Harris on July 29th https://medrhythms.com/brains-with-brian/ Credits: Music Show Intro Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777 Connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the  Know Stroke Podcast
July 20, 2022

Interview with Henry Hoffman,MS,OTR/L Co-Inventor and Co-Founder of Saebo

Know Stroke Podcast -S4E3-Henry Hoffman On this episode we were joined by Henry Hoffman,MS,OTR/L co-inventor and co-founder of Saebo, Inc. We were introduced to Henry through Dr. Carolyn Brown, a previous guest of the podcast in season one. Saebo, Inc. is a medical device company primarily engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of affordable and novel clinical solutions designed to improve mobility and function in individuals suffering from neurological and orthopedic conditions. With a vast network of Saebo-trained clinicians spanning six continents, Saebo has helped over 100,000 clients around the globe achieve a new level of independence. About our Guest: Henry graduated from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY in 1997 with a Masters degree in occupational therapy. Since graduation, he has worked in a variety of settings including home health, acute, sub-acute, and outpatient rehab. Prior to leaving Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in New York, he worked as a clinical specialist in orthopedic medicine and manual therapy of the upper quadrant. Henry left Burke in the fall of 2002 to co-launch Saebo. This was a great discussion and as co-hosts we share a common mission with Henry to continue to dispel the believe that stroke recovery has an end when a “plateau” is reached. Listen in to learn how Henry and his team are on a mission to offer new affordable treatment options that deliver tangible results, and offer hope and support for continued recovery and improved function. Learn more about Saebo’s mission and connect with Henry here. Watch Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/E-rsCdtJ1SM In the News mentions:  Neurology Live Show Credits: Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777 Be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the  Know Stroke Podcast
July 8, 2022

Interview with Dan Kendall – Founder of Mission Based Media

Know Stroke Podcast S4E2 Dan KendallIn today's episode we are joined by Dan Kendall. Dan is the founder and Managing Director at Mission Based Media. Dan has 20+ years experience in growing profitable and sustainable businesses in health technology, mobile and cloud computing, and telecommunications in domestic and international markets. In a change of pace, this discussion does not focus solely on stroke. Instead we talk about the impact that podcasts can make in the transition of care for patients and caregivers of not just stroke, but all conditions. Highlights from the episode: In the News: Otago Daily Times : Stroke Victims Asked About Care Experiences Brain & Life: Lindsey Vonn Describes Her Mother’s Inspiring Strength After Stroke Introduction to the OG of Healthcare Podcasting - Dan Kendall What led Dan to take a mission driven pathway to healthcare podcasting A lived experience of a caregiver to his daughter being diagnosed with Type1 Diabetes  Why podcasts should be incorporated into a discharge  Health Unmuted: A mini-series of short episodes focused on the specific conditions What would a post stroke mini series look like? Announcement of a partnership between Health Unmuted and Know Stroke to develop a mini-series What does the evolution of podcasting look like over the next 5 years? Dan is open to anyone who would like to connect and learn more about his mission. You can reach out to him using the links below.Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dankendall/Twitter: http://twitter.com/healthtechdan Show Credits:Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 Be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the  Know Stroke Podcast For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show
June 21, 2022

Interview with Jordyn Sims Pierce MS, CCC-SLP, ATP- Vice President, Clinical Operations & Development- Constant Therapy

Know Stroke Podcast S4E1 Jordyn Sims Pierce MS, CCC-SLP, ATP Vice President, Clinical Operations & Development Constant Therapy In this kickoff episode to Season 4  (not 3 like I mentioned at the start of the show!*) we were fortunate to bring on Jordyn Sims Pierce, who is a Speech-Language Pathologist & Assistive Technology Specialist.  She serves as the Vice President, Clinical Operations and Development at Constant Therapy Health.   In addition to her role on the Constant Therapy team, Jordyn also is the Founder and Director of Pierce Speech, Language, and Learning Center in Lenox MA which is where we caught up to her for the recording of this podcast. To watch this episode and get a glimpse of the Berkshires too go to our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/mKjw3B3Df7sMore about Jordyn:Jordyn is an accomplished SLP professional and (like Mike and I) we found out she is also a rehab tech geek as well! We encourage you to learn more about Jordyn by joining us for this episode and be sure to check out her impressive bio for more professional accomplishments and contributions she has made in her field.  https://piercespeech.com More about Constant Therapy:The mission of Boston based Constant Therapy is to help reimagine and improve access to therapy and recovery through their award-winning cognitive, language, and speech therapy mobile app and next-generation digital therapeutics platform. https://constanttherapyhealth.comIn the News Resources: International Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Alliance The Brain Bar (Share Your Stroke of Genius) *[Personal Sidebar]- Even with the flub at the intro it was great firing up the pod mics and getting back to recording live podcast sessions again with my co-host Mike Garrow and learning more what’s the “craic” with Mike.  We’ll have more great announcements coming later this season as well with a focus on rehab technologies, more survivors and health professionals that are making ripples in the stroke community and recovery industry to encourage change and improve stroke outcomes. Mike dropped one teaser on this episode on how we are planning on growing the pod via the Health Podcast Network and expanding our reach this season.  More to come in the next episode! Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 Be sure to give the show a like and share, +follow and connect with us on social or contact us to be a guest on the  Know Stroke Podcast For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show
May 28, 2022

Tackling Digital Transformation in Rehabilitation: A Health Coaching Approach

Today is the start of World Stroke Month, celebrated throughout the month of May. In this episode we are going to share a discussion we had with Carolyn Brown, Founder of Stroke OT and Marina Borukhovich of YourCoach at the Rehab Tech Summit on March 3rd. Watch full episode on our YouTube ChannelThis past week there was news that Noom inc, a weight loss app will be laying off a quarter of their health coaches. While this is devastating  for those coaching losing a job, it highlights just what Noom was missing - personalization.  Mike will speak to some of his thoughts on what else led to this decision for Noom, and what it means for health coaching to work in stroke rehab.We are excited to start Season 4 soon and  share more about what it means for us to be apart of the Health Podcast Network. For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show
May 1, 2022

Stroke In the News: AFib, Health Equity and Stroke Outcomes, 7000 Steps and Finally Where in the World is Mike?

Know Stroke Podcast Season3 Episode7 Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast.  I’m your co-host David Dansereau flying solo in this episode! If you like the show leave a review on the Apple podcast app and subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.  And if you’d like sponsor a show contact us through links below in our show notes.  In this episode and on this #WorldHealthDay recording we are talking all things health as it relates to  Stroke “In the News” including: 7000 Steps for Health? Strokes and Health Equity AFib and Stroke An update on Our Boston Marathon episode guests And a plea for help finding my co-host! All coming up in this episode…. Mentions on this show:  First thank you to UConnHealth for having me for their March Stroke Support Group- I certainly hope we picked up a few podcast fans that are listening today-we had a great conversation around strategies to get moving after a stroke and what simple tools and resources you might try to get your brain and body back in balance. Thank you to Brooke for the invite, ( a guest on a previous episode of the show and by the way does a great job providing resources for her stroke support group, very impressive Brooke! Listen to Brooke's Interview  https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751132/9542853 Lester Leung Tuft’s Medical Center Episode Caroline and Travis Boston Marathon EpisodeProduct Mentions:KardiaMobileApple Watch Series 7 with ECG Here’s the Resources Links to the "In the News" this Week: How many steps should you take a day? Hitting 7,000 may reduce risk of early death, study says: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/09/16/how-many-steps-should-take-per-day-study-death-risk/8321904002/ Are strokes a social justice issue? A new study suggests they could be. https://www.newswise.com/articles/are-strokes-a-social-justice-issue-a-new-study-suggests-they-could-be A-Fib Detected in Nearly Three in 10 Cryptogenic Stroke Patients https://www.physiciansweekly.com/a-fib-detected-in-nearly-three-in-10-cryptogenic-stroke-patients Our Top Gun ACE Producer: We wouldn't be able to get these episodes churned out so quickly without our great podcast producer! Thank you Jake! Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777Connect with the Know Stroke Podcast Hosts:Please connect with us on social.  We appreciate your comments.  We are here to help you! https://www.enable4us.com https://twitter.com/Enable__Us https://www.instagram.com/enable.us/ Thanks For Listening! For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
April 8, 2022

Ukraine and our first asynchronous Stroke News Update “On the Road” Episode

Season 3 Episode 6 -On The Road! Before we get to our "Stroke in the News" this week we would be remiss not to pause and reflect that this episode is being recorded asynchronously amidst the backdrop of war in Ukraine. As we all finally sense an end to the COVID-19 crisis, we find ourselves in the midst of another one, and the extent of which is still unclear. It is hard to put into words what it means to watch the invasion of a sovereign nation, and honestly we’ve all struggled with the immediate human costs and certainly more lives will be senselessly lost.  Also realizing the  potential implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have found hope in the strength of the Ukrainian people and we stand with them in support of democracy.  In the news...Boston Accents?  Give us a review if you like the  pure content of this podcast, but don't pick on Bostonians (and David)  please if you find Boston accents "irritating"- this was in the news this week...Resources mentioned in this episode: ISC Stroke Connection- Post Acute Rehab After Stroke-Getting it Right and why I believe they should have worked harder to offer this free for survivors.  My opinions here on The Know Stroke Blog  Healthline reporter Cathy Cassata article on Peloton Instructor Bradley Rose Stroke with PFO spotlight  UConn. Health PFO Closure Article Caroline and Travis Boston Marathon episode with link to updated fundraising pagehttps://www.buzzsprout.com/1751132/9933604 Mike and I will be presenting at the Rehab Tech Summit March 4-5th (Neuro Edition) Use code KNOWSTROKE for 10% off admission at checkout-Rehab Tech Summit: https://rehabtechsummit.com  We also wouldn't be able to get these episodes churned out so quickly without our great podcast producer Jake Dansereau. Thank you Jake! Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 Please connect with us on social.  We appreciate your comments.  We are here to help you!Connect with Team EnableUs and the Know Stroke Podcast Hosts: https://www.enable4us.com https://twitter.com/Enable__Us https://www.instagram.com/enable.us/ For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
March 3, 2022

Interview with Lauren Sheehan : OT in Tech | Co-Founder Rehab Tech Summit

Lauren Sheehan S3E5 : OT in Tech, Co-Founder Rehab Tech Summit As you’ll learn on this episode, my co-host first met Lauren while doing stroke research as part of his Masters degree in Dublin. Lauren is a Product Manager with Neurolutions, Inc. and has been in the medical device industry for the last five plus years. Her clinical background is primarily in outpatient neurorehabilitation. She has held administrative roles in clinic management and as a department director.  Lauren is a founding member of the American Congress of Rehab Medicine's Clinical Managers Task Force, serves as the Productive Aging Special Interest Section Technology Coordinator for the American Occupational Therapy Association and has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Board for a developing Occupational Therapy Doctoral program at Keck Graduate Institute.  In addition to adopting a new cat who you’ll meet briefly in this episode, Lauren is also a new mom and home owner.  In her spare time (LOL!),  Lauren co-founded the Rehab Tech Summit, an online conference and community that aims to bring together industry professionals and rehabilitation clinicians, researchers and entrepreneurs to share information and ideas in the rehabilitation technology space. Mike and I are delighted that we’ll be joining Lauren this year at the event to hold a roundtable discussion on the adoption of digital health and coaching to improve quality of life for those living with neurological disorders.  Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VK3gL46U1GY Show Mentions: Neurolutions was featured previously on our podcast in this episode https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751132/8496172https://www.neurolutions.com/ Marina Borukhovich, CEO of YourCoach HealthListen to our interview with Marina here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751132/9849819https://yourcoach.health/ Jane Connoley, OT https://healthebrain.org/ Rehab Tech Summit: https://rehabtechsummit.com  We also wouldn't be able to get these episodes churned out so quickly without our great podcast producer Jake Dansereau. Thank you Jake! Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 Please connect with us on social.  We appreciate your comments.  We are here to help you!Connect with Team EnableUs and the Know Stroke Podcast Hosts:https://www.enable4us.comhttps://twitter.com/Enable__Ushttps://www.instagram.com/enable.us/ For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
February 12, 2022

Interview with Kyle Mengelkamp: Share Your Stroke of Genius

Know Stroke Podcast Season 3 Episode 4Mike and I sat down earlier this week to share in some great conversation with our guest Kyle Mengelkamp.  We were drawn into his story involving basketball, his stroke recovery , his why and creative producing vision in the upcoming premiere of his mini-documentary examining stroke recovery from three personal perspectives, sharing their stroke of genius. About the Event: Reborn Decades Apart Three basketball players - Kyle Mengelkamp, Cory Weissman, and Ty Hawkins - bonded by the love of the game they once played, by stroke, and recovery. The three former competitive basketball players meet up at one of NYC's famed city basketball courts for a game of P.I.G.  During the game they share their personal stories of recovery and discovery.  Inspiration included. Please join us on Sunday, January 30th at 4pm EST for the premier screening of REBORN DECADES APART.  A Q&A with Kyle, Cory and Ty will follow the screening.  Tickets: $20Learn more and purchase your tickets here Watch this Episode on our YouTube Channel: https://t.co/cwRESvpsKN For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
January 29, 2022

Interview with Caroline Goggin and Travis Eldridge-Running to Raise Stroke Awareness:Boston Marathon 2022

Welcome to Season 3 Episode 3 of the Know Stroke Podcast! We were delighted to bring back an old friend, intro voice of the podcast, and stroke thriver, Caroline Goggin. Caroline shared her story with us as our inaugural guest on Season 1 Episode 2, if you haven't listened to that interview you can go back and listen here.  In that episode Caroline gave credit to her husband, Travis, for saving her life. He recognized the symptoms and acted FAST! It has been a long road ever since, and we’re humbled that after hearing Caroline's side of the story in season 1, we now got to hear from Travis what those early days were like as a caregiver. One adjective we heard a lot from Travis during this conversation was 'hopeless'. Hopelessness is a feeling many caregivers often go through when they have a loved one who suffered a stroke. Travis does an exceptional job of walking us through his thoughts, and what has changed from the day he was in the hospital at Carolines bedside to today - preparing for the Boston Marathon.  Returning to running is something near and dear to our co-host David's road to recovery who has now completed two Boston Marathons since his stroke. David and Caroline now have connected as part of their stroke recovery journey a common link with Tedy's Team, the non-profit launched by New England's own Tedy Bruschi. Since his stroke Tedy and his wife Heidi been on a mission to advance awareness and research for stroke. Caroline and Travis  will be running as part of Tedy's Team, and along with training over 500 miles for the 26.2 mile run they aim to raise $18,000 to advance stroke research. This conversation was a lot of fun, and as expected Caroline and Travis shared many gems. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did. You can watch this episode on our YouTube Channel as well For information on how to donate please visit their Tedy's Team Fundraising Page  Follow Caroline on Twitter @CarolineGogginFollow Travis on Twitter @tgeldridConnect with Team EnableUs and the Know Stroke Podcast Hosts:https://www.enable4us.comhttps://twitter.com/Enable__Ushttps://www.instagram.com/enable.us/As always, thank you for your support-please give us a like, follow and review our show. Finally.  most important-Please Share Your Stroke Knowledge with Those in Need! For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
January 23, 2022

Interview with Sandra Saldana CEO and Co-Founder Alva Health

Welcome to Season 3 episode 2 of the KnowStroke Podcast. In this episode we sat down for a stimulating conversation with Sandra Saldana, CEO and co-founder at Alva Health. Sandra launched  Alva Health as a spin out from Yale University entrepreneur fellowship program in 2017. Alva Health's mission is to develop, commercialize, and make accessible a first-in-class medical device that accurately detects strokes using patient-worn wearables. 2021 was a milestone year for Alva Health as they were selected as the winners of the Medtech Innovator accelerator program - the industry's global competition and accelerator for early and mid-stage medical device, diagnostic, and digital health companies. The device is shown below and looks like a livestrong band which is meant to be worn 24/7 - currently it detects hemiparesis which is a common biomarker of stroke. The more a user wears the device, the more it learns about the movement of that specific user. For any irregularities the device will alert the patient and notify 911. In the future they will be iterating on the product to incorporate speech and facial recognition technology. Born in Monterrey, Mexico, she moved to the US at 12 years old and grew up in Houston, Texas. Sandra's father ran a successful business so from a young age she remembers having the itch to start her own company one day. She began her studies at Cornell University in upstate New York and then moved back to Houston to study a PhD in Cancer Biology. After a few years in academia Sandra made the move into industry and had her first taste of the med-device / pharma industry while running sales for a start-up in Boston. After a few years of the C-Suite she was eager to start her own company. Not long after being accepted to Yale's MBA in healthcare program she met her co-founders and being validating a concept for a wearable to detect stroke. It was a long journey, one that she explains in detail in this episode and speaks to the hurdles along the way.Sandra has a true understand of what is wrong with the current stroke care pathway, this will become evident when you hear her answer to our Magic Wand question. Alva Health will be launching clinical trials in the second half of 2022. We encourage you to reach out and get involved!  See links below if you'd like to learn more and get in contact with Sandra or the team. Alva Health - https://www.alva-health.com Reach out to Alva Health - https://www.alva-health.com/cover-page-1Twitter - https://twitter.com/alvahealthLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/alvahealth/ Watch the YouTube Videocast with Sandra here : https://youtu.be/s49Pvj9Nd2YEpisode 3 is going to be a special one as we welcome back our good friend and stroke THRIVER Caroline Goggin alongside her husband Travis. We also wouldn't be able to get these episodes churned out so quickly without our great podcast producer Jake Dansereau. Thank you Jake! Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 Please connect with us on social.  We appreciate your comments.  We are here to help you! Connect with Team EnableUs and the Know Stroke Podcast Hosts: https://www.enable4us.com https://twitter.com/Enable__Us https://www.instagram.com/enable.us/ For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
January 15, 2022

Interview with Marina Borukhovich, CEO of YourCoach Health

Welcome back to Season 3 of the Know Stroke Podcast! We hope everyone had a relaxing holiday season and had time to catch up with family and friends. If you didn't catch our bonus episode released before the new year you should go back and check it out - https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751132/9804997  In that bonus episode David and I spoke to some of our personal goals this year and tee'd up a theme that we'll be speaking to a lot during Season 3 - Goal setting and accountability.  We've heard from many guests over the first 2 seasons the importance of accountability and 1-1 support post stroke. The role of a Health Coach has been used in other disease management programs effectively, and we see this role having a potential to support the stroke population. A Health Coach working as part of the care team can provide that extra layer of 1:1 support and accountability - saving Stroke Nurse Navigators and clinicians time.  To kick off Season 3 David and I were honored to sit down with Marina Borukhovich, CEO of YourCoach Health to discuss the Health Coaching Revolution she and her team are spear-heading. Marina is a transformative tech leader, an exemplar of the power of health coaching, a breast cancer superhero, and a passion-driven CEO. After moving to Amsterdam and receiving her breast cancer diagnosis, her mission became to help other women feel in control and beautiful. Shortly after her diagnosis, she received her health coaching certification, which guided her to discover an opportunity to innovate in the increasingly important field of health coaching. She founded YourCoach.Health as a practice management platform and interface for all things health coaching, to kickstart the Health Coaching Revolution. It’s Marina’s mission to bring the power of health coaching to as many people as possible. Out of the office, Marina enjoys boxing, wife-ing, mom-ing and catering to Bentley, her French bulldog and Chief Emotional Support Officer. YourCoach.Health is your virtual home for all things health and wellness coaching. Built for coaches, by a health coach, it’s a practice management platform and one-stop-solution for cultivating coaching and client relationships and achieving real and lasting health outcomes. https://yourcoach.healthWatch this episode on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/rh8ECHUYwMA If you are enjoying our podcast please help us grow by sharing, rating, and most helpful, please write us a quick review on your favorite podcast player! We are trying to get on Apple Podcast trending podcasts so a review there for The Know Stroke Podcast would be a great help! Here's the link to our show on Apple Podcast: Simple scroll down to the "Write a review" link lower on this page.  Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 Please connect with us on social.  We appreciate your comments.  We are here to help you! Connect with Team EnableUs and the Know Stroke Podcast Hosts: https://www.enable4us.comhttps://twitter.com/Enable__Ushttps://www.instagram.com/enable.us/ Wishing you a happy and healthy 2022, David & Michael For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
January 8, 2022

Bonus Episode: Know Stroke Podcast Year in Review 2021

Before we take the Next Step Forward into 2022 we wanted to get together one last time to reflect and give thanks to our community for the past year and the growth of the podcast.  We share how we both have grown as well as podcast co-hosts over the past year and that would not have been possible without our listeners and the feedback that was shared with us.Spoiler Alert- we also show off our new KnowStrokePodcast swag so if you want a look- watch the YT Videocast here : https://youtu.be/0rP-cFliFN4In this brief episode we take a few minutes closing out the year discussing goals for 2022 and what moves us individually and as leaders of Team EnableUs.  We also wouldn't be able to get these episodes churned out so quickly without our great podcast producer Jake Dansereau. Thank you Jake!Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777Please connect with us on social.  We appreciate your comments.  We are here to help you!Connect with Team EnableUs and the Know Stroke Podcast Hosts:https://www.enable4us.comhttps://twitter.com/Enable__Ushttps://www.instagram.com/enable.us/About the Know Stroke PodcastWelcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.comWe get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true rehabilitation potential and preventive care. Complete our patient survey at:https://know-stroke.orgFor more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.comWe are grateful for you! Please stay tuned for more great shows to come in 2022.  Thank you!David and MikeEnableUs- Supporting Life After Strokehttps://enable4us.com#KnowStrokePodcast For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
December 30, 2021

Interview with Katelyn Skeels Stroke Advanced Practice Nurse Tufts Medical Center

In our last episode of Season 2 we welcome Kate Skeels, Stroke Advance Practice Nurse at Tufts Medical Center to the show. We picked the great discussion right up where we left off with her Tufts colleague Dr. Lester Leung from our previous episode. We learned what brought Kate from her western New York roots with her family to Boston and where she fell in love with the stroke patient population, met “baby” Lester and began growing the program at Tufts together “like 2 peas in a pod”. Curious?  Listen to Kate tell the whole story in her interview!Including- How the addition of Kate to the Tuft’s Team provides dual leadership and drives better outcomes for patients while allowing for the shared  perspectives of Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Physician (MD) team model. This discussion through Kate’s NP lens was fascinating.  You’ll learn about different advanced level NP providers and how Kate’e training opens her role up as an advanced practitioner, and how NPs deliver care  similar to how quarterbacks plan, prepare and execute plays in the NFL!  Well,  this was Mike and I offering analysis of Kate’s role in our show intro after learning all she does every day!  In fact, we decided to give her the title of the Tom Brady of the Tufts Comprehensive Stroke Center (even though she still is a Buffalo Bills fan, sorry Patriots Nation!) Carrying the team discussion into a deeper dive of the SAYA Program and Stroke Clinic with Kate we learned how they manage patients at their high risk stroke clinic, offer telehealth, group and in person visits to provide longitudinal stroke care support as “care is needed at different points in a season of stroke”. Love this! Also we learn how they go the extra mile at Tufts to manage and personalize care including how the team often has a “discharge time out”  (yes, another football reference, how fitting!) to stop, regroup and build a plan for the patient that offers help around the focus of attention needed when discharge weaknesses are discovered.  You’ll also learn about the great educational efforts Kate and her team are involved with through their Annual Tufts Stroke Symposium to share stroke education with other providers.  Finally, Kate’s magic wand answer, well let’s just say she scored a touchdown on this one with Mike and I !  Give it a listen as part of your own stroke game plan!As always, "in the News” segment- Mike and I discussed the climbing rates of high blood pressure since the start of the pandemic and with it increased stroke risks.  Here’s that article link.You’ll also want to watch this interview on YouTube just to see where in the world my co-host Mike was when we recorded this episode! To Get in touch with our guest:[email protected]://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/physiciandirectory/katelyn-skeelshttp://youngadultstroke.org Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777Visit: https://www.enable4us.com Complete our patient survey at: https://know-stroke.org For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
December 11, 2021

Interview with Lester Leung,MD,MSc Director Comprehensive Stroke Center Tufts Medical Center

Season 2 Episode 7 -Lester Y. Leung, MD, MSc Tufts MCQuick Bio: Board certified vascular & general neurologist Assistant Professor of Neurology Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at Tufts Medical Center Director and Founder, Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) Program Principal Investigator, Tufts Vascular Neurology Research Group Director, Stroke Service at MetroWest Medical Center Co-Chair, American Heart Association-American Stroke Association Massachusetts Stroke Systems of Care This was a real impactful episode for my co-host Mike and I as we convened late this past Sunday evening to interview board certified vascular and general neurologist, Lester Leung, MD, MSc of Tufts MC.   For myself (co-host David Dansereau), this episode was also very personal as I was able to thank Lester for the critical role he played in my own stroke recovery both as my neurologist and as a friend and coach.   Lester grew up in New Orleans,  LA and after coming to Boston to attend college he returned home to New Orleans for medical school and found himself on a mission to help rebuild New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina. From this early advocacy, rebuilding homes and riding with EMS to help Katrina victims “where they were” he was moved and impacted by the fractured healthcare system and all the challenges it presented for victims during an emergency like Katrina.  Lester credits these early lessons learned as well as having really dynamic mentors along the way, in particular New Orleans based stroke neurologist Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD,PhD for enlightening him on how people with stroke are suffering and have multifaceted unmet needs.  This early career experience solidified Dr. Leung’s dedication to neurology and when he later moved back to Boston to begin his career you’ll learn how these early lessons sparked his passion to do more for the stroke community, with a special interest in the needs of young stroke. This was a moving and enlightening discussion and together, Lester, Mike and I unpacked many stroke topics including:  Exploring and studying screening of late complications after stroke among stroke survivors, esp. young stroke survivors Dr Leung’s advocacy to spearhead a statewide/regional/(global)* PSA on the need to seek emergency care for stroke despite the pandemic surge. * Mike revealed he even viewed and heard Lester’s PSA used across the Atlantic as a model to use as a stroke awareness call to action while in Dublin! Treating patients at Tufts in later time windows after stroke (late presenter thrombolysis) Understanding disparities and stroke recovery outcome, including novel factors like neighborhood income inequality, and community investment in stroke rehab resources.   Use of high technology and investment in stroke recovery vs high touch longitudinal coaching and education models and how both involve following the reimbursement dollars for care delivery and addressing recovery plateaus The Comprehensive Stroke Center at Tufts, including its first in the nation SAYA Program (Stroke And Young Adult)  an outpatient longitudinal care model founded by Dr. Leung.   Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YEp0i78HtyIhttp://lesterleung.comhttp://youngadultstroke.orghttps://www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org/physiciandirectory/lester-leungPSA from Tufts : https://youtu.be/UdHSYjKzG-g For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
November 26, 2021

Interview with Kaitlyn Jones OT Program Manager with XBOX Gaming Accessibility Team

Know Stroke Podcast Season 2 Episode 6Welcome back to the Know Stroke Podcast! Our guest today is Kaitlyn Jones. Kaitlyn is an occupational therapist and currently a Program Manager working with the XBOX Gaming Accessibility Team where she is able to use her clinical background and perspectives to help guide inclusive product design. She is very passionate about the ways in which technology that is accessible can enhance the quality of life of all people. She has done extensive research exploring the benefits of video game play that extend beyond fun and leisure to functional performance, mental health and social participation. She was the 2018 recipient of the Edward Leahy Jr Award for Innovation in Technology and the 2017 recipient of the Maria Gervasio Award for Outstanding Commitment to Professional Development in Occupational Therapy.  Kaitlyn was inspired by her father who founded Warfighter Engaged in 2012. Warfighter Engaged is a on-profit with a mission to improve the lives of severely wounded and disabled warfighters through custom adapted devices. Serving as the Director of Clinical Outreach, Kaitlyn interfaces with clinicians, private practices, hospitals and other clinical organizations regarding the importance of inclusive design, adapted technology, and the benefits of video game integration into therapeutic settings.  She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree with a thesis focused on promoting the use of commercial video game-based interventions for improved patient outcomes. In this conversation we dive into: How Kaitlyn started a career at the intersection of OT & Technology What the role of Accessibility is in the tech industry  Why OTs and other therapists are important for product design The difference between leisure and therapeutic video game based interventions What the barriers are to using video game based therapy in the clinic, and home What Kaitlyn sees as the future of therapy in the home We hope you enjoy this conversation! Watch this episode on our YouTube Channel:https://youtu.be/ENZhmxd2tEo You can find Kaitlyn on Twitter: @kaitlynjones_  And check out the amazing work happening at War Fighter Engaged: @WFEngagedMusic Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 About the Know Stroke Podcast Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.com We get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true rehabilitation potential and preventive care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast? Connect with Team EnableUs and the Know Stroke Podcast Hosts:https://www.enable4us.comhttps://twitter.com/Enable__Ushttps://www.instagram.com/enable.us/Complete our patient survey at:https://know-stroke.org For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
November 21, 2021

Interview with Brooke Medel, Stroke Nurse Navigator at UConn Health

Know Stroke Podcast Season 2 Episode 5 Navigator: one that navigates or is qualified to navigate.Who are some people that come to mind when you think of navigators? Most navigators have personality traits of wanting to help others achieve their goals. Brooke Medel is a Stroke Nurse Navigator at UConn Health in Farmington, Connecticut. Joining the team at UConn in June Brooke has come into a crucial role supporting stroke survivors in the transition of care from the hospital back home and in adapting to life after stroke. Sounds like an important job, right? Brooke was born for this job. Once you listen to her story you'll understand the passion she brings into the role and why her patients are so lucky to have her. In this episode Brooke brings us through her day to day as a stroke nurse navigator. We explore the many challenges faced by stroke survivors and their loved ones at the point of discharge and her approach to supporting these challenges. You'll also hear about the Stroke Clinic at UConn Health and the amazing support they provide to the stroke thriver community. Brooke gives us a recap of the 3rd Annual Stroke Symposium which was held last month as part of World Stroke Day, October 29th. We've shared a link to a replay of that event for you below, and also links to the UConn support group which meets the fourth Monday of every month. You can attend these support groups in person if you are in the Central Connecticut area, or you can tune in virtually. Check it out, ask questions, and connect with fellow stroke thrivers!Show Resources for this Episode:Support group: https://health.uconn.edu/stroke-center/events-and-programs/ Event recap: http://mediasite.uchc.edu/mediasite41/Play/963820ef2b6344eeb76e3cbfdc303bfc1dFACEBOOK PAGE: Search Connecticut Stroke Awareness (made by one of the stroke survivors that shares information from UConn support group) For more on “In the News” segment referenced in this episode visit:https://journals.lww.com/neurotodayonline/fulltext/2021/11040/the_challenges_of_maintaining_telehealth_access_in.8.aspx About the Podcast: To listen to this episode on our podcast channel visit:  https://knowstrokepodcast.buzzsprout.com/  To watch this episode on our VideoCast YouTube Channel:https://youtu.be/p042m3p3p_A Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 About the Know Stroke Podcast Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.com We get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true rehabilitation potential and preventive care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast?  Contact us here: https://enable4us. For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
November 13, 2021

#WorldStrokeDay Patient Empowerment Edition

Know Stroke Podcast S2E4 Our brains are incredible organs that center our thoughts, record our experiences and emotions, control our behaviors and provide the processing power that enable us to move our bodies. With the upcoming #WorldStrokeDay (October 29th) this brief episode focused on patient focused events and resources that help our incredible brains stay healthy and repair by sharing lived experiences and knowledge to empower our brains and our souls to heal and recover after stroke.On Episode 4 of season 2 of the Know Stroke Podcast we started the conversation with a little trust exercise where David asked Mike to open up the show “live and unscripted” before he revealed a special guest.  Besides being a great sport Mike shared his, of course, new and ever changing secret location for this podcast filming,  a personal story about his own stroke thriver (his mom) and her positive experience sharing her own survivor story for the first time.  Along with it he provided a resource for an upcoming patient event where you can meet other survivors and hear their inspirational stories and perspectives here:UConn Health’s 3rd Annual Stroke Survivors Symposium (offered virtually October 28th 5-7pm EST)  Advanced registration recommended here: https://uchc.webex.com/webappng/sites/uchc/meeting/register/862651b29173452890785abfdb865d5a Mike and David also provided a reminder and call to action to head over to their own mission driven patient resources, surveys, survivor stories,Next Step Forward Program and rehab technology interviews  at https://www.enable4us.comBesides offering insights into the benefits of pet therapy David added one of his favorite free print resources, Brain and Life Magazine (brainandlife.org) by the American Academy of Neurology.  To get your free home delivery, head online to http://www.myBLsub.com to subscribe. About the Podcast:To listen to this episode on our podcast channel visit:  https://knowstrokepodcast.buzzsprout.com/ To watch this episode on our VideoCast YouTube Channel:https://youtu.be/xGJe5Hr9U8oMusic Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777About the Know Stroke PodcastWelcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.comWe get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true rehabilitation potential and preventive care.Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast? Contact us here: https://enable4us.com/survivor-storiesComplete our know stroke patient survey at https://know-stroke.orgGet this latest episode and all previous podcast episodes here: https://knowstrokepodcast.buzzsprout.com/Reach out to ma For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
October 25, 2021

Interview with Dr. Carolyn Brown, Founder of StrokeOT

On Episode 3 of Season 2 of the Know Stroke Podcast we were joined by an old friend, Dr. Carolyn Brown. Before Dr Brown joined, per usual, David and Mike covered this past weeks "In The News" section. The headline that popped for us this week was  Mindmaze scores big with $125M for gamified neurotherapeutics platform This is a company Mike has had his eye on since researching the use of Virtual Reality for stroke rehabilitation as part of his Masters Thesis. MindMaze is making a push to repairing neurological damage caused by stroke. MindMaze’s platform comprises a series of video games that, when combined with a motion-tracking camera and customized to a patient’s individual condition and needs, can support both rehabilitation and restoration of brain function. Several of the programs have already been cleared for use in the U.S. and Europe, and a new line of funding will now help make them even more widely available. Watch this space, we think it's going to have some massive potential. Oh, and so does Leonardo DiCaprio, he added MindMaze to his list of investments back in 2017. Dr Brown first assisted us with the Next Step Forward Program back in May 2020. Dr Brown is a clinically certified occupational therapist with over 25 years experience in neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation.  Prior to the pandemic Carolyn ran a series of exercise classes for stroke survivors in a clinic setting. In March of 2020 she quickly brought these classes online, delivered through Zoom. To her delight survivors loved the online classes. She continues to deliver weekly Telehealth classes, and is so bought into the potential of digital for occupational therapy that she launched her own non-for-profit, StrokeOT.  https://www.strokeot.org In this discussion we explored what is making telehealth stick from a patient/survivor perspective, what things need to be happen from a regulatory view for the commercial model to make sense, and what Carolyn has in her crystal ball for the future of stroke care.  And make sure you stick around until the end, we close things off with a short breathing exercise, you'll be sent off with your body and mind at ease.  To reach Dr. Brown: https://www.strokeot.org/about-me/ To watch this episode on our YouTube Channel visit:  https://youtu.be/nF1P0Tle2VI Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 About the Know Stroke Podcast Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.com We get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true rehabilitation potential and preventive care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast?  Contact us here: https://enable4us.com/survivor-stories Complete our know stroke patient survey at https://know-stroke.org Please support the show https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT Get this latest episode and all previous podcast episodes here: https://knowstrokepodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Reach out to make a one time donation to our mission or inquire about becoming a Know Stroke show sponsor at https://enable4us.com  Support For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
October 18, 2021

A Season for Change, More on Music Therapy for Stroke in the News and Next Step Forward Updates

About this Episode (S2E2):  Co-Founders of EnableUs and Co-Hosts of the Know Stroke Podcast Michael Garrow and David Dansereau recap In the News this past week and discuss more great media coverage on music therapy and how things continue rocking and rolling for MedRhythms. A few days after we released this episode, Brian Harris (Co-Founder and CEO) and the team announced a partnership with Universal Music Group. The partnership gives MedRhythms access to UMG’s entire catalog of music! Be sure to listen to our last episode (S2E1) with Brian if you missed it here:https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751132/9259638 We also recapped Mike’s great blog post on this music news on our site, read it here: Walking to the Beat of Music https://www.enable4us.com/post/walking-to-the-beat-of-music Besides Mike "getting personal", then reminding David of his age and need to keep stretching (and then trying his best to cover it up with a compliment of his great podcast voice), the co-hosts got back on track and also reflected on how music moves them,  on the year past and what is hopefully emerging as a Season of Change for stroke survivorship and prevention. Finally, this condensed episode also included previewing future guests to reflect on  lessons have we learned from COVID, what barriers to care still exist and what new ones have emerged, as well as how technology could impact change to support digital care delivery in stroke care and recovery.  Oh and last but not least, in this episode we give a shout out to show gratitude for  our great podcast producer Jake Dansereau for always producing our episodes quickly, with great quality and a great show jingle to broadcast his own music talent too! To connect with the EnableUs Team: Web: https://www.enable4us.comDavid on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daviddansereau/Michael on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelgarrow/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enable.us/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Enable__Us To watch this episode on our YouTube Channel visit:  https://youtu.be/YCkOjMuhsPo Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 About the Know Stroke Podcast Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.com We get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true rehabilitation potential and preventive care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast?  Contact us here: https://enable4us.com/survivor-stories For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
October 9, 2021

Interview with Brian Harris Co-Founder and CEO of MedRhythms

Know Stroke Podcast S2E1-Brian Harris Interview-MedRhythmsAbout Our Guest: Brian Harris is the Co-Founder and CEO of MedRhythms; a digital therapeutics company focused on the intersection music, neuroscience and technology.  Brian is a board-certified music therapist and one of 350 Neurologic Music Therapist Fellows in the world. Brian’s clinical work is focused at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, USA where he created and implemented their first inpatient full time Neurologic Music Therapy program, specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and neurologic disease and built this program to be the most comprehensive NMT program in the country.  Brian is also the Co-Founder of the Arts & Neuroscience group at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and sits on the Advisory Council of the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. He has been an invited speaker at venues throughout the world including: the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Harvard Medical School, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Stanford University, Berklee College of Music, The Neurology Foundation of India, and Google.  Brian is an author on multiple publications related to music and rehabilitation and is listed as an inventor on several patents related to MedRhythms digital therapeutic platform.  His work has also been featured in Forbes, CNBC, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Pitchfork, Mashable, The Boston Herald, XConomy, MedTech Boston and on Chronicle Boston. Brian has been named to MedTech Boston's 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators and Top 100 Innovation CEOs by World Biz Magazine.To connect with Brian Harris and the MedRhythms Team:Web: https://www.medrhythms.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/medrhythms/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MedRhythmsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/medrhythms/Twitter: https://twitter.com/medrhythmsYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGbpHpHMXKCbAbYLv1cig2QTo watch this episode on our YouTube Channel visit: https://youtu.be/gPM97xor7N8Music Credit and Podcast Production by Jake Dansereau, connect at JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777About the Know Stroke PodcastWelcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.comWe get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true rehabilitation potential and preventive care.Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast? Contact us here: https://enable4us.com/survivor-storiesComplete our know stroke patient survey at https://know-stroke.orgPlease support the show https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPTGet this latest episode and all previous podcast episodes here: https://knowstrokepodcast.buzzsprout.com/Reach out to make a one time donation to our mission or inquire about becoming a Know Stroke show sponsor at https://enable4us.com For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
September 26, 2021

Interview with Seamus Small Co-Founder and CEO of Kinesis Health Technologies

In Episode 8 it was our pleasure to welcome Seamus Small, the Co-Founder and CEO of Kinesis Health Technologies an innovative health technology company based in Dublin, Ireland.  His company is focused on falls prevention in older adults as well as gait and mobility assessment. QTUG, is their proprietary technology for clinicians and researchers which uses body worn sensors combined with a standard clinical test (the Timed Up and Go - TUG) to better assess risk of falls, gait and mobility.  www.kinesishealthtech.com/QTUG QTUG can be used for population level screening of mobility and falls risk as well as ongoing objective assessment for use in rehabilitation. In this episode Seamus discussed their latest product, Kinesis Balance,  a consumer friendly smartphone application for remote monitoring and self-assessment of balance and falls risk.  This new tech uses machine learning algorithms combined with questionnaires and wearable or smartphone sensors to provide reliable assessment of balance and falls risk in the home and give users more control and insight into their daily mobility and safety.  It is currently available for free in the Google Play store. Learn more about Kinesis and contact Seamus here: https://www.kinesis.ie This episode can be played on all your favorite podcast players by searching Know Stroke Podcast.  The direct link to our podcast website is here: https://knowstrokepodcast.buzzsprout.... Watch this episode on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/aggtlLGDZmY Music Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 About this podcast: Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.com We get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true rehabilitation potential and preventive care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast?  Contact us here: https://enable4us.com/survivor-stories Complete our know stroke patient survey at https://know-stroke.org Please support the show https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
August 5, 2021

Call to Action: Why a connected digital health marketplace is needed in stroke recovery

In this episode David and Mike discuss recent real life experiences of one of the many friction points stroke survivors and caregivers experience - getting access to a reliable marketplace to purchase equipment for adaptive home management.  After all, feeling safe in your own home is an important goal in your daily life, especially after surviving a stroke.  Cooking, cleaning, laundry, paying your bills, and yard work are some occupations that can become challenging after a stroke yet important milestones and goals to achieve for returning to independence.  Oftentimes, mobility aids and adaptive tools or remote monitoring equipment are needed to ensure safety and help optimize rehab outcomes. It starts with maybe a Google search, then if you're lucky you might ask your occupational or physical therapist, but either way you're left with a maze of choices and reviews from people in different situations than yours. Now what if you had a marketplace that brought all of these items together for you into one place, with reviews from folks just like you!? Dave and Mike dive into why this concept of a comprehensive stroke marketplace and community support was and remains one of their top "magic wand" answers they want to achieve for better support for life after stroke.  In this episode, they discuss what this might look like and why simple is the best strategy when looking at improving access to stroke rehab. Resources from "In the News":Hot off the Press: 1. Walking speed after stroke may help predict which patients will show greater post-rehab improvement in their ability to simultaneously walk and perform a second task 2. The iReadMore app  This episode can be played on all your favorite podcast players by searching Know Stroke Podcast.  The direct link to our podcast website is here: https://knowstrokepodcast.buzzsprout.... Watch this episode on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/IImdAWDUioc Music Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast?  Contact us here: https://enable4us.com/survivor-stories Please complete our know stroke patient survey at https://know-stroke.org  Your confidential answers help us research what you are looking for and add value for our community by helping is select the guests we invite to our show. Support the show For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
July 10, 2021

Interview with Benga Adeeko CEO | Co-Founder of New Gait

In Episode 6 it was our pleasure to welcome Benga  Adeeko from New Gait to the Know Stroke Podcast. Benga’s quick bio:  Benga originally co-founded his company as a sports performance equipment company. As a former Division 1 college sprinter, USA Track & Field Level 1 certified coach, and professionally licensed mechanical engineer, he had the passion and know-how to develop The SpeedMaker, which is a training device used by athletes to increase strength and power in the hip extensors. The application of the SpeedMaker in the healthcare industry has led to the development of  New Gait, an assistive mobility aid that can provide help in training for movement pattern restoration both in the clinic and for use at home to safely increase gait training practice. Contact Benga: email: [email protected] website: thenewgait.com This episode can be played on all your favorite podcast players by searching Know Stroke Podcast.  The direct link to our podcast website is here: https://knowstrokepodcast.buzzsprout.... Watch this episode on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/2Siyf0q-lAU Music Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 About this podcast: Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.com We get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true rehabilitation potential and preventive care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast?  Contact us here: https://enable4us.com/survivor-stories Complete our know stroke patient survey at https://know-stroke.org Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT) For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
June 26, 2021

Bonus Episode to Recap Launch Month of May for the Know Stroke Podcast and David's announcement about his new book project

In this bonus episode David recaps the busy launch month of May for the Know Stroke Podcast.  He is without his co-host for this episode as Michael was in route back to the US from Ireland.  David also dives a bit deeper into his why in this episode and what has moved him to continue his mission along with TEAM EnableUs to improve outcomes for stroke survivors and caregivers.  David discusses why recently he’s been moved to reshare his story and reads  his 2016 FDA testimony for better treatment options for patient with congenital heart defects and stroke.  He  announces a new book project and the next phase of expanding stroke survivor stories.  Since his stroke David has worked with  hundreds of stroke survivors that have been on similar PFO closure journeys and his personal statement to the FDA provides insight why it still matters to him especially in May of each year. Here’s the recap from David last Know Stroke blog post which summarizes each episode of the May podcast launch. https://knowstroke.wordpress.com/2021/05/27/what-moved-you-in-may/ To learn more about PFO, stroke and share your own story search David’s blog for PFO: https://knowstroke.wordpress.com/?s=PFO To get on the KnowStroke Mailing list for book updates and early chapter releases subscribe here to receive our know stroke member news:https://us2.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=5915bdd2b1236434932c74f03&id=d83247bfbdPlease SHARE and Subscribe! Please share our podcast, write a review and rate each episode! We have provided links to your favorite podcast players under each episode to help us spread the word. Thank you!Please Support the Show: https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT Want to Be Our Guest? We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true potential and care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast?  Let’s Chat! Contact us here: www.enable4us.com/survivor-storiesComplete our know stroke patient survey at https://know-stroke.orgMusic Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
May 31, 2021

Interview with Peter Kaplan Managing Partner and Head of Marketing at Theracycle

In episode 4 we go on location to Franklin, MA to speak with Peter Kaplan, Head of Marketing at Theracycle | XThera Corporation.  Peter is responsible for managing the overall Theracycle business in addition to all Marketing and Product Management activities. Peter has over 27 years of marketing and product management experience in retail, manufacturing and distribution operations. Peter has spent the past 16 years in the health care segment in various executive management roles for such companies as Cardinal Health, Invacare, and Compass Health Brands.  Peter is committed and inspired to make a difference for those living with neurological conditions by improving upon current product and developing innovative and inspiring new product with increased efficacy, intelligence and value.About Theracycle:Unlike traditional exercise equipment including stationary bikes that must be powered entirely by the user, a THERACYCLE works with your body to help users exercise for longer periods and maintain a speed shown to reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s, MS and other neurological conditions. To learn more about the science and research mentioned in this episode visit Theracycle: https://www.theracycle.com This episode can be played on all your favorite podcast players by searching Know Stroke Podcast.  The direct link to our podcast website is here:https://knowstrokepodcast.buzzsprout....Watch this episode on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/0IAxarkE8EoMusic Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777About this podcast:Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.comWe get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true rehabilitation potential and preventive care.Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast? Contact us here: https://enable4us.com/survivor-storiesComplete our know stroke patient survey at For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
May 26, 2021

Interview with Lauren Souders Clinical Manager at Neurolutions

Episode 3: In this episode we interview Lauren Souders, the current Clinical Manager for Neurolutions, Inc.  Lauren has been working with Neurolutions since 2012 assisting in the development and clinical evolution applying brain-computer interface in the stroke rehabilitation space. Lauren was an integral clinical lead at the infancy of Neurolutions first product, the IpsiHand. Lauren is also one of the first pioneering occupational therapists to assist in using brain-computer interface technology with stroke patients. Lauren has held other clinical roles as an occupational therapist with advanced certifications as a certified brain injury specialist (CBIS) and a certified stroke rehabilitation specialist (CSRS). Lauren also served as an adjunct faculty member at Saint Louis University and a clinical specialist for Washington University’s School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. Lauren has presented at a number of conferences for the American Occupational Therapy Association and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Lauren continues to serve as a guest lecturer at a number of universities including Saint Louis University and Maryville University. Lauren is a founding member of two other start-up companies. Overall, Lauren aspires to innovate creative medical technologies to provide solutions to improve the lives of those who need it the most. About Neurolutions:Neurolutions is a neuro-rehabilitation company developing break-through solutions that use the patient’s own brain activity to facilitate motor recovery. The IpsiHand exoskeleton by Neurolutions uniquely leverages brain-computer interface technology for chronic stroke rehabilitation and it also has been recently granted U.S. FDA Breakthrough Device Designation. Contact Neurolutions: https://www.neurolutions.com This episode can be watched on YouTube:https://youtu.be/13hi9L4qAD4Music Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777About this podcast:Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast of Co-Founders David Dansereau and Michael Garrow to support the reach of our growing TeamEnable Us Community and the Mission of our EnableUs Digital Stroke Support Platform at enable4us.com We get you caught up on the latest stroke science, worldwide community support collaborations and interview top researchers and health care experts in the field. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true potential and care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast?  Contact us here: www.enable4us.com/survivor-storiesComplete our know stroke patient survey at know-stroke.orgFinal things worth mentioning… How to Support Our Show If you like our show and have been inspired to share your own voice through podcasting…Following the link in the show notes below let's Buzzsprout (our preferred hosting platform) know we sent you, +gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1729718 For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
May 11, 2021

Interview with Stroke Survivor Caroline Goggin

In Episode 2 David and Mike were joined by their first guest, stroke survivor Caroline Goggin.  Caroline grew up outside Philadelphia and is a proud graduate of Penn State University. Caroline is familiar with New England, having lived and worked in Providence as a weekday anchor and reporter for four years. David and Caroline first crossed paths when she shared a post on social media explaining a terrifying experience of surviving a stroke. The opening line of her post read, Less than a month into our marriage, we really tested out the “in sickness and in health” part of our vows this week.⁣ Caroline gives credit to her husband, Travis, for saving her life. He recognized the symptoms and acted FAST!  It has been a long road ever since, and we’re humbled that Caroline brought us through what those early days were like for her and Travis. As of July 2020 the couple are proud Bostonians and you can catch Caroline reporting for 7News Boston.  Update to this podcast: Read about Caroline and Travis's big announcement here: https://t.co/dJDHUqoKZyShow resources:Watch this episode on our YouTube Channel:https://youtu.be/X0R9KNg9qDE Surviving a Stroke: Caroline’s Story - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNZ93TJdqS4 You can find her on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/carolinegoggin/ and Twitter - https://twitter.com/CarolineGogginFinal things worth mentioning… How to Support Our Show If you like our show and have been inspired to share your own voice through podcasting…Following the link in the show notes below let's Buzzsprout (our preferred hosting platform) know we sent you, +gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1729718 Music Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
May 5, 2021

Let's Know Stroke- The Co-Hosts introduce the Know Stroke Podcast

Episode Notes Episode 1 of the Know Stroke podcast your co-hosts David Dansereau and Mike Garrow touch on their personal stories related to stroke and explain their ‘why’ for launching this podcast as well as co-founding EnableUs.  The importance of having a ‘why’ on your journey of life after stroke Reflections on a difficult year for the stroke community and the one year anniversary from launching the Next Step Forward Program, a FREE 5 part webinar series on managing life after stroke launched during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program is available for instant  on-demand access on the EnableUs website  https://www.enable4us.com/forum Tedy's Team and the Virtual Race Series mentioned on this episode https://tedysteam.org The Stroke-Heart Trials study referenced on this episode were conducted at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (Edison, NJ) and findings were also reported in American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.   A summary of the findings were discussed on David's Know Stroke Blog in a recent post: https://knowstroke.wordpress.com/2021/04/26/at-the-heart-of-stroke-recovery-movement-is-the-best-medicine/ Music Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud  @user-257386777 Final things worth mentioning… How to Support Our Show If you like our show and have been inspired to share your own voice through podcasting…Following the link in the show notes below let's Buzzsprout (our preferred hosting platform) know we sent you, +gets you a $20 Amazon gift card if you sign up for a paid plan, and helps support our show!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1729718 For more information about joining our show or advertising with us visit: https://enable4us.com Support the show (https://paypal.me/SmartMovesPT)
May 3, 2021

About Know Stroke Podcast

Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast with your co-hosts David Dansereau and Michael Garrow, brought to you by EnableUs. We get you caught up on the latest stroke science and bring you interviews with neuro-rehabilitation researchers, clinical experts and founders of emerging rehabilitation technology companies. We also invite all stroke thrivers to join us so together we can share success to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true potential and care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast? Contact us here: https://www.enable4us.com/survivor-stories Music Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777

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