If you’re trying to recover from stroke paralysis, we have a very inspiring story to share with you.
One of our recent customers was able to move his arm for the first time ever after just 3 weeks of using FitMi home therapy.
Today, we’d like to share his story and explain how you can recover from stroke paralysis quickly too.
He Moved His Arm for the First Time Ever
Last month, Lisa Wilson shared this amazing story of her husband Ron’s recovery:
“My husband suffered a stroke caused by a dissecting carotid artery in late May of this year. He lost 40% of his left hemisphere of his brain causing right side paralysis.
His speech was slightly impaired but thankfully Drs believe he is a rare left handed person with speech located in right hemisphere of his brain!
Ron was in ICU for a week, followed by a rehab hospital for five more weeks. He came home and has done out patient therapy three days a week since.
About three weeks ago I ordered the FitMi and just this past week he moved his arm for the very first time!!! He and I both think the repetitive movement of the arm has given his brain the signal that it’s there and ready to move!!!
He will continue with both the FitMi and his other therapies for as long as it takes to fully recover!!!”
This story is incredible, and the best part is that Ron was able to regain movement in his paralyzed limbs using a formula that you can replicate yourself.
In order to replicate it, we need to back up a bit and cover a critical concept that you must understand if you want results like these.
Stroke Paralysis Recovery Is All About Healing the Brain
Although it might feel like the problem is in your muscles – you’re only having trouble moving your muscles because your brain cannot communicate with them.
In order to regain movement in your paralyzed muscles, you need to reconnect your mind to your muscles.
This is possible through neuroplasticity.
Reconnecting Mind to Muscle
Neuroplasticity is your brain’s built-in mechanism for rewiring and healing itself.
After stroke, neuroplasticity allows the healthy parts of your brain to pick up the slack for the damage.
In Mr. Wilson’s case, neuroplasticity allowed healthy parts of his brain to take over his arm function.
Repetition Is Your #1 Tool to Fight Stroke Paralysis
Neuroplasticity is activated by repetition and practice. Whatever you repeatedly do is what your brain gets better at.
So if you want to regain movement in your paralyzed muscles after stroke, you need to practice moving those muscles repetitively.
This brings up a lot of questions, like how can you move muscles that are paralyzed? And how much repetition is enough?
Let’s dig into the details.
How to Exercise Paralyzed Muscles
Rehabilitating paralyzed limbs starts with passive exercise.
Passive exercise simply means that you use your non-affected side to assist your affected side.
For example, if you’re trying to regain movement in a paralyzed arm, you would use your ‘good’ arm to move your paralyzed arm.
Although you aren’t technically doing the movement yourself, your brain still receives the stimulation and begins the rewiring process.
With enough passive exercise, you can begin to regain small movements in your paralyzed muscles just like Mr. Wilson!
So, how much is enough?
How Much Repetition to Aim For
During typical visits to the clinic, patients complete an average of 30-40 upper limb rehab exercises. So, anything more than that is great – but the more the merrier!
The reason why patients see such fast results with FitMi is because the device helps you achieve 400+ repetitions per session. That’s 12 times more reps than the average trip to the clinic.
Hard Work Leads to Recovery
So, if you want to regain movement after stroke paralysis, you need to move your affected muscles through passive rehab exercises repetitively.
The more repetitions you perform, the more your brain will start to rewire itself and reconnect mind to muscle.
Although it’s hard work, trust that you’ll be rewarded with results. In time, you might see the first sign of movement in those paralyzed muscles just like Mr. Wilson.
If you’re interested in trying FitMi, the rehab device that Mr. Wilson used to recover from stroke paralysis, you can learn more about it here.