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Best Stroke Rehab Equipment for Safely Recovering at Home

Patients that buy and use stroke rehab equipment at home recover more movement than sedentary patients.

If stroke patients exercise daily, especially, then it will provide the brain with the stimulation necessary for recovery.

Written exercises alone can help, but adding useful stroke rehab equipment expands the type of exercises you can do.

Here’s a roundup of the best stroke rehab equipment available for patients at home.

Premium Stroke Rehab Equipment

1. Electrical Stimulation Machine

electrical stimulation most popular stroke rehab equipment

If you have paralysis after stroke or severe muscle weakness, then electrical stimulation can help introduce movement into your body. Electrical stimulation can be very effective for regaining movement after stroke, especially when you combine it with rehab exercise.

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2. MusicGlove Hand Therapy

hand therapy rehab equipment for stroke patients

This stroke rehab device from Flint Rehab is clinically proven to improve hand function in just 2 weeks. It combines therapeutic hand exercises with a music-based game that will make you forget you’re doing therapy in the first place.

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3. FitMi Interactive Therapy

full body exercise equipment for stroke patients

Flint Rehab’s most popular recovery tool, FitMi home therapy, can help motivate you to accomplish the high repetition of exercise necessary to see massive results. It’s good for improving leg, arm, and hand mobility.

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Leg and Core Stroke Rehab Equipment

4. Stationary Exercise Bikes

Stationary bikes make excellent stroke rehab equipment because it’s bilateral exercise. This allows your non-affected side to help the affected side move. Bilateral training like this is therapeutic for recovering stroke survivors.

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5. Balance Boards

useful stroke rehabilitation equipment

Patients with moderate- to low-level impairments can benefit from using balance boards to train their legs and core. If you have severe impairments, it could be dangerous, so be careful! Always use balance boards in the presence of a caregiver and hold onto a table or ledge for support if needed.

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6. Stability Balls

Classic stability balls make great, affordable stroke exercise equipment for focusing on your core. A strong core is essential for improving balance after stroke, so you can use this ball to practice various core exercises for stroke patients.

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Arm and Hand Stroke Rehab Equipment

7. Mirror Box

 man improving hand function with mirror box equipment for stroke patients

Mirror therapy is particularly useful for stroke patients struggling with hand paralysis or clenched hands after stroke. It works by placing a mirror over the affected hand and using the reflection to “trick” the brain. Even though you logically know better, it helps retrain your brain to move your affected hand.

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8. Arm Peddlers

You can use the leg bike featured above to exercise your arms by simply placing it on the table instead of the floor!

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9. Arm Skates

classic stroke rehab equipment

If you have restricted range of motion in your affected arm, then an arm skate can help introduce more movement into your arm. Arm skates are designed more for flexibility training than strength training.

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10. Dumbbells and Wrist Weights

occupational therapy stroke rehab equipment for home use

To increase strength in your affected arm, dumbbells and wrist weights are an affordable, simple option. Use them to complete upper extremity stroke exercises to improve mobility in your arms.

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11. Therapy Putty

man using therapy putty for stroke rehab at home

Therapy putty is another popular hand therapy tool that can help improve fine motor coordination. Use it to practice therapy putty exercises to help improve your hand strength and range of motion.

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12. Hand Exercise Balls

hand therapy gadgets for stroke victims

Hand exercise balls are an inexpensive and popular form of hand therapy after stroke. You can use them to follow along to therapeutic hand therapy ball exercises.

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Stroke Rehabilitation Equipment for Aphasia

13. CT Speech and Cognitive Therapy App

portable app equipment for stroke recovery

Aphasia is a condition that affects speech after stroke. To improve your language skills, you need to practice speech therapy exercises. A great way to motivate yourself to do this is by using the CT App with over 100,000+ speech and cognitive exercises to improve speech, memory, etc.

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How to Choose the Right Equipment for You

The best stroke rehab equipment will help motivate you to accomplish high repetition of rehab exercises.

Repetition helps activate neuroplasticity, which is the mechanism that your brain uses to rewire itself.

The more your brain rewires itself, the more muscle control you will develop. Activating neuroplasticity is how you will see long-term results that stick.

If you aren’t motivated to exercise, then you won’t see results. So be sure to choose stroke equipment that you find meaningful and motivating!

Best of luck on the road to recovery.

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See how Susan is recovering from post-stroke paralysis

“I had a stroke five years ago causing paralysis on my left side which remains today.

I recently began using FitMi.

At first it was difficult for me to be successful with a few of the exercises but the more I use it, the better my scores become.

I have recently had some movement in my left arm that I did not have before.

I don’t know if I can directly relate this to the use of the FitMi but I am not having occupational therapy so I conclude that it must be benefiting me.

The therapy modality motivates me to use it daily and challenges me to compete against my earlier scores.

I heartily recommend it!-Susan, stroke survivor

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