Resources

list of helpful resources… I will continue to update this page as I run across more

Just authored a new post here I recommend reading as well.

Absolute Essentials – as in drop everything and get right away! Yes, it’s that good

Books, & Other Info

See page here

Exercise Videos

Blogs to Follow

Great listing to start here. Also look to the left Navigation bar for the listing of some I follow.

Recommended Practitioners (if near the Seattle area)

Taub Clinic – CIMT  Therapy (no personal experience though just yet!) – Docs/Info shared here

My Ever-Growing YouTube Playlist 

As I run across interesting or helpful videos, I add them here (specific to Stroke) & here (general healthcare)

Products worth Looking into 

Work with your PT/OT before choosing.  Below list is what I have experience with for either rehab facilitators or assistive devices. Note: More in this post too.

  • Saebo (have the Stretch, Reach, & Glove, activaStim products)
  • Benik Splints – My OT mentioned these as an alternative to Saebo, but I didn’t like, thinking the Saebo Glove was better in many respects.  Benik was cheaper and even covered by insurance though.
  • E-stim (have the Saebo activaStim)
  • Active Hands (have both the General Purpose gripping aid & Looped Exercise Gripping aid (for riding my recumbent))
  • ArmTran – this device I found useful earlier in my recovery when looking to get more proximal arm ROM to return
  • Under Armor One-Handed Zipper coats & other products Amazon & more on the amazing technology here
  • Skiing: If you have big issues fitting into ski boots, check out the Full Tilt brand! The tongue folds way down, so much easier to get on & off!

Outdoor Activities Related (if in the Pacific NW area)

Organizations   (if near the Seattle area)

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4 thoughts on “Resources”

  1. Sarah Heath said:

    Congratulations on your progress. I am also going through a life changing experience with diagnosis of breast cancer last Nov. Tracking milestones really does help. I have finished surgery, chemo and and now a third of the way through 33 sessions of radiation. After all that I expect to live another 20 years to age 91. Keep up your positive attitude Doug. Sarah Heath from Medford, OR

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