Stronger After Stroke, Second Edition: Your Roadmap to Recovery [NOOK Book]


Stronger After Stroke puts the power of recovery in the reader's hands by providing simple to follow instructions for reaching the highest possible level of healing. Basic concepts are covered, ...

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Stronger After Stroke, Second Edition: Your Roadmap to Recovery

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Stronger After Stroke puts the power of recovery in the reader's hands by providing simple to follow instructions for reaching the highest possible level of healing. Basic concepts are covered, including:

  • Repetition of task-specific movements
  • Proper scheduling of practice
  • Challenges at each stage of recovery
  • Setting goals and recognizing when they have been achieved

The 2nd edition is completely revised throughout incorporating feedback from readers and the latest research data. Peter has written a new chapter on "recovery core concepts" that defines the stages of recovery and explains how these stages can structure efforts toward recovery. And Peter is adding a FAQ section of 30 questions culled from the over 60 talks Peter has given since publication of the 1st edition. Each question is concisely answered in a single paragraph.


Preface; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Stroke Recovery Essentials; Recovery Core Concepts; Recovery Hints And Tricks; Safeguarding The Recovery Investment; Cool Treatment Options; Elements Of Exercise Essential To Recovery; Recovery Strategies; Spasticity Control And Elimination; Motivation: The Recovery Fuel; Recovery Machines; FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS; Resources; Glossary; Index; About the Author

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This a tremendously important book. Peter Levine has carefully and accurately brought together complex research findings from both basic neuroscience and clinical rehabilitation. Not only that, but he has made the material both accessible and enjoyable to read. "-Sarah A. Raskin, PhD, ABBP/ABCN, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Trinity College

"Recovery from stroke is a lifelong journey. Stronger After Stroke by Peter Levine provides a hopeful, practical, and informative roadmap that explains how the brain recovers in the early stages of stroke recovery and guides the reader through lifestyle strategies that will lead to a healthy and happy life after stroke." -Katherine J. Sullivan, PhD, PT, Associate Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy, University of Southern California

"This second edition of Stronger After Stroke...incorporates a straightforward, commonsense, 'outsider' perspective. The combination of Pete's voice as a writer and his veracity for 'science over sentiment' distinguish this book from the rest of the pack." -Stephen J. Page, PhD, MS, MOT, FAHA, Director, Neurorecovery and Rehabilitation Laboratory; The Ohio State University Medical Center

"Brain plasticity is one of the most exciting discoveries ever made because it has implications for everyone. In Stronger After Stroke, Peter Levine explains how the discovery that the brain can be rewired is bringing new hope to stroke survivors. While this book is aimed directly at stroke survivors I also highly recommend it to all caregivers (including physicians) and loved ones because it contains practical, down-to-earth advice. More importantly, it separates the science from the hype and gathers all the latest information into one easy-to-read volume." -Ginger Campbell, MD, Creator and Host of the Brain Science Podcast, Author of Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty

Library Journal
Stroke recovery researcher Levine (former codirector, RehabLab, Ohio State Univ. Medical Ctr.) follows up his 2008 title on stroke recovery with this second edition. The effectiveness of rehabilitation methods in recovery after a stroke is a dynamic area, not least because brain architecture is involved and many fields of research are included when making treatment choices, e.g., psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience. Levine, whose interests lie in neuroplasticity and how it can help ameliorate the effect of strokes, works to educate stroke survivors, caregivers, and clinicians by using an effective, accessible mixture of academic and practical information. The book includes sections on stroke effects on people of different ages, tips for caregivers, and myriad clearly defined and described recovery options. Aware of how much information changes and the fast pace of this field of research, Levine highlights websites in the “Resources” section that collect the most recent and relevant information. He also offers a companion blog to the book—

Verdict This detailed road map to aid recovery employs the latest scientific and practical discoveries; Levine’s experience and passion help to make it easy to navigate. This second edition is an essential upgrade.—Elizabeth J. Eastwood, Los Alamos Cty. Lib. Syst., NM
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617051500
  • Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 299,689
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter G. Levine is the director of SynapsTogether and the author of The Stroke Recovery Blog (Stronger After Stroke Blog). Since the late 1990s Pete has been a researcher focused on stroke recovery. He started as a Research Associate at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in the late 1990s. He was also the Co-Director of the RehabLab and continues with the RehabLab (now at Ohio State University Medical Center) as a consultant. Pete communicates what he's learned in research through his blog, magazine and journal articles, numerous talks on stroke recovery and his book, Stronger After Stroke.
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Table of Contents

1. Stroke Recovery Essentials
2. Recovery Hints and Tricks
3. Safeguarding the Recovery Investment
4. Cool Treatment Options
5. Elements of Exercise Essential to Recovery
6. Recovery Strategies
7. Spasticity Control and Elimination
8. Motivation: The Recovery Fuel
9. Recovery Machines
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Since this is such a great book for stroke recovery patients and

    Since this is such a great book for stroke recovery patients and their families, it would be even better if it came in an audio version. My Mom has problems with visual processing after her stroke and it would be wonderful if I could purchase this book in an audio version so that she could listen to it .

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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