Neuroplasticity and Repetitive Practice: 2 secrets for Stroke Rehab Success

There are two essential ingredients that your rehabilitation regimen needs for success: neuroplasticity and repetitive practice.

These two things can make a MASSIVE difference in your recovery, so we’d like to share a quick lesson about it with you.

1. NEUROPLASTICITY IS THE BEST WAY TO GET RESULTS

Neuroplasticity is how your brain rewires itself and heals after stroke. When there is damage in the brain, neuroplasticity allows your brain to rewire new connections around the damage.

For example, if stroke damaged the motor cortex of your brain (which controls movement) then you may have impaired leg movement. In order to regain leg movement, you can engage neuroplasticity to rewire your brain.

Which begs the question, how can you engage neuroplasticity?

2. REPETITIVE PRACTICE IS THE FASTEST WAY TO ACTIVATE NEUROPLASTICITY AND GET BETTER Screen Shot 2018-01-03 at 11.53.33 AM

The answer is repetitive practice.

Repetitive practice involves practicing something over and over and over, which leads to stroke rehab success!

As they saying goes, “You are what you repeatedly do”.

Because the more you repeat something, the more ingrained it becomes in your brain.

And that’s why repetitive practice is sooo important for stroke recovery.

The more you repeat something over and over, the more you strengthen the new neural connections in your brain.

And the stronger those connections become, the stronger you become.

Repetitive practice is how you will get your life back after stroke and recover the fastest way possible.

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