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Hand, Arms, Trunk/Stomach Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 3.

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Hand, Arms, Trunk/Stomach Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 3.

Are you using your cup or bottle? This is your new workout buddy, so give it a name. My bottle is called “Arnold Palmer”, get it? O.K. let’s begin. At this point you should be all stretched out; your Hand, Fingers and Arm, now we are going to add your Trunk/Waist Muscles. “Arnold” is in my hand and the only thing touching the table. I stretch my Arms out forward as far as I can, using my stomach muscles; ONLY if you can – The cup should be sliding on the table.  When you are all the way forward, slowly...

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Hand, Arm Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 2.

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Hand, Arm Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 2.

How do you feel? Do you feel like you are accomplishing anything? It takes time so don’t get depressed and don’t give up hope. These are the exercises that I do daily; they are helping me that is why I won’t quit until my life is back to normal. Are you ready for Part 2? O.K., grab yourself a firm plastic cup or a medium size empty vitamin bottle; Noting Heavy. Go back to your workout table or flat surface. Now that your hand should be loosening up from doing Part 1, you won’t have any trouble putting the cup...

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Hand Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 1.

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Hand Exercising - Rehabilitation: Recovering from a Stroke Part 1.

Recovering from a stroke requires lots of dedication and hard work. All brain injuries effects people differently; these are the exercises that helped me. First thing, don’t start with difficult exercises. It takes time to rewire and train the brain to do new tasks. Choose an exercise that you can do at least 3-5 times a day with many repetitions. Always keep yourself loose and stretched-out, this will help from feeling run-down and will make all your exercising easier, as time goes on you will see more results. *The first few days I started with is laying my hand flat...

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