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National Stroke Association



Stroke awareness

Spasticity Awareness Week:
June 17 - 23

After a stroke, damage to the brain can cause arm and leg muscles to
cramp or spasm-a condition called spasticity. There are many
strategies and treatments for spasticity to help stroke survivors
recover, return to work and regain function.

LEARN MORE

http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=fBmNO3pzG9IYYcbxfXVx5g


Piramal Programs Advance Spasticity Awareness

There is power in numbers; whether it's an entire healthcare team
working to treat a patient suffering from spasticity or the nation's
top Key Opinion Leaders (KOL), coming together to raise awareness and
find better ways to manage spastic patients can lead to big results.

In that spirit, Piramal Critical Care continues to support the
management of spasticity through several programs that promote
education around the increased awareness of spasticity for patients
suffering from debilitating neurological conditions.

LEARN MORE

http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=Lpmpr-pPPtkwC-bZPlk1uA


Mobility After Stroke

Moving around safely and easily can be an issue for stroke survivors
who experience spasticity. Our National Stroke Association brochure
offers tips on mobility after stroke and treatment options for
spasticity.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE
http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=5U-Plqc7K7adMvLa4nTGVA




Spasticity Alliance

Spasticity affects more than 12 million people throughout the world.
In order to build support for those affected by spasticity, several
patient advocacy organizations, including the National Stroke
Association, formed the Spasticity Alliance to address conditions and
treatment options.

LEARN MORE
http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=dw1WlYORIMiAgGmNCIKnJw



'Grateful for Every Day'

Matthew was fit, healthy and a firefighter who exercised and never
smoked. But at 37 he experienced an ischemic stroke while on duty at
the firehouse. He was rushed to a hospital where he received the
clot-busting tPA drug. Now he has a new perspective on life.

MATTHEW'S STORY
http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=pPMcNlgipvZNDR2Ec4Ss5A


-Stroke Resources-

Spasticity checklist

http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=ptRQReaQYevjN5euSGK6vA

Spasticity After Stroke Checklist

http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=FvxBgsm6RHWzfNqCSk9NTg

StrokeSmart - Jonas

http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=4P_HDRq50yR2DOXl1sY6gw

Stroke Survivor Reorients Thinking
http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=ENWq3u05T8Ed7yFvsV6jcQ

Get Involved

Comeback Trail 5K

http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=hFaQ-QjlmaHUPG0KVCJndQ

Join Us on the
Comeback Trail

http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=u0r109kiiMjFHy-Ozyt2vQ

Shop Stroke

water bottle

http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=j120vicIP6hCs8N-6v0eGg

Stay Hydrated With Our Water Bottle
http://support.stroke.org/site/R?i=iKO_2_msygqJWXCiyrksHw

 



National Stroke Association
9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112-3754

Circle of Support Members
 
Acorda Pharmaceuticals
Acorda Therapeutics
Avanir Pharmaceuticals
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company/Pfizer, Inc. Partnership
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Medtronic, Inc.
Merz Pharmaceuticals
Piramal

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