Know Stroke Podcast

Know Stroke Podcast

Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast with your co-hosts David Dansereau and Michael Garrow. We get you caught up on the latest stroke science and bring you stories with stroke survivors and caregivers. We interview neuro-rehabilitation researchers, clinical experts and founders of emerging rehabilitation technology companies to highlight their research. In each episode we summarize brief updates "In the News" stroke headlines. We invite all stroke thrivers worldwide to join us so together we can share inspiration to help you manage your own condition and maximize your true potential and care. Want to join us as a stroke thriver guest and tell your stroke story on our website or this podcast? Contact us here: https://www.know-stroke.org Music Credit to JAKEEZo on Soundcloud @user-257386777

Episodes

September 18, 2022 44 min

In Episode 33 of the Know Stroke Podcast, we were joined by Orlena Shek.

Orlena Shek is a former in-house software technology licensing attorney. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two young children. After experiencing major hemorrhagic stroke in late 2011 due to a rare congenital condition called Moyamoya Disease, she put her law career on hold to focus on her rehab and her family.

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In episode 32 of the Know Stroke Podcast, we were joined by Professor Nick Ward.

About our Guest:

Professor Ward is a consultant neurologist at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and a professor of clinical neurology and neurorehabilitaion at Queen Square UCL Institute of Neurology. His special clinical interest is in stroke and neurorehabilitation, focusing in particular on recovery of arm and hand function through the...

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Know Stroke Podcast Episode 31

Interview with Ralph Preston Founder of Stroke Buddies

After a stroke, Ralph Preston leveraged over 40 years of professional video experience to continue to do good with his camera. He “turned the lens on himself “ and is developing high-quality videos for stroke survivors and for local non-profits. 

About our Guest:

Preston is the founder of Stroke Buddies: By and For Stroke Survivors, a Facebook group f...

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Know Stroke Podcast Episode 30


Stroke commonly damages motor function in the upper extremity (UE), leading to long-term disability and loss of independence in a majority of individuals. Rehabilitation seeks to restore function by training daily activities, which deliver repeated UE functional motions. The optimal number of functional motions necessary to boost recovery is unknown. This gap stems from the lack of measurement tools to...

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Know Stroke Podcast S4E4

In the news: It’s Hot- Tips to Know Avoid Heat Stroke

Announcements: Health Podcast Network move is complete

What’s Next? In this brief episode the co-hosts connect on a podcast catch-up to explain more about their recent move to expand the reach of the podcast via the Health Podcast Network

About the Health Podcast Network:

Health Podcast Network features authoritative shows, hosts and guests who take on the to...

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Know Stroke Podcast -S4E3-Henry Hoffman

On this episode we were joined by Henry Hoffman,MS,OTR/L co-inventor and co-founder of Saebo, Inc. We were introduced to Henry through Dr. Carolyn Brown, a previous guest of the podcast in season one.

Saebo, Inc. is a medical device company primarily engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of affordable and novel clinical solutions designed to improve mobility and function ...

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Know Stroke Podcast S4E2 Dan Kendall

In today's episode we are joined by Dan Kendall. Dan is the founder and Managing Director at Mission Based Media. Dan has 20+ years experience in growing profitable and sustainable businesses in health technology, mobile and cloud computing, and telecommunications in domestic and international markets. 

In a change of pace, this discussion does not focus solely on stroke. Instead we talk a...

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Know Stroke Podcast S4E1 Jordyn Sims Pierce MS, CCC-SLP, ATP Vice President, Clinical Operations & Development Constant Therapy

In this kickoff episode to Season 4  (not 3 like I mentioned at the start of the show!*) we were fortunate to bring on Jordyn Sims Pierce, who is a Speech-Language Pathologist & Assistive Technology Specialist.  She serves as the Vice President, Clinical Operations and Development at Constant Therap...

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Today is the start of World Stroke Month, celebrated throughout the month of May. In this episode we are going to share a discussion we had with Carolyn Brown, Founder of Stroke OT and Marina Borukhovich of YourCoach at the Rehab Tech Summit on March 3rd.
Watch full episode on our YouTube Channel

This past week there was news that Noom inc, a weight loss app will be laying off a quarter of their health coaches. While this is devasta...

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Know Stroke Podcast Season3 Episode7

Welcome to the Know Stroke Podcast.  I’m your co-host David Dansereau flying solo in this episode! If you like the show leave a review on the Apple podcast app and subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.  And if you’d like sponsor a show contact us through links below in our show notes.  
In this episode and on this #WorldHealthDay recording we are talking all things health as it relates to  ...

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Season 3 Episode 6 -On The Road!

Before we get to our "Stroke in the News" this week we would be remiss not to pause and reflect that this episode is being recorded asynchronously amidst the backdrop of war in Ukraine. As we all finally sense an end to the COVID-19 crisis, we find ourselves in the midst of another one, and the extent of which is still unclear. It is hard to put into words what it means to watch the invasion ...

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Lauren Sheehan S3E5 : OT in Tech, Co-Founder Rehab Tech Summit

As you’ll learn on this episode, my co-host first met Lauren while doing stroke research as part of his Masters degree in Dublin. Lauren is a Product Manager with Neurolutions, Inc. and has been in the medical device industry for the last five plus years. Her clinical background is primarily in outpatient neurorehabilitation. She has held administrative roles in clinic m...

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Know Stroke Podcast Season 3 Episode 4
Mike and I sat down earlier this week to share in some great conversation with our guest Kyle Mengelkamp.  We were drawn into his story involving basketball, his stroke recovery , his why and creative producing vision in the upcoming premiere of his mini-documentary examining stroke recovery from three personal perspectives, sharing their stroke of genius.

About the Event: Reborn Decades Apart

Th...

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Welcome to Season 3 Episode 3 of the Know Stroke Podcast!

We were delighted to bring back an old friend, intro voice of the podcast, and stroke thriver, Caroline Goggin. Caroline shared her story with us as our inaugural guest on Season 1 Episode 2, if you haven't listened to that interview you can go back and listen here.  In that episode Caroline gave credit to her husband, Travis, for saving her life. He recognized the sympto...

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Welcome to Season 3 episode 2 of the KnowStroke Podcast.

In this episode we sat down for a stimulating conversation with Sandra Saldana, CEO and co-founder at Alva Health. Sandra launched  Alva Health as a spin out from Yale University entrepreneur fellowship program in 2017. Alva Health's mission is to develop, commercialize, and make accessible a first-in-class medical device that accurately detects strokes using patient-worn ...

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Welcome back to Season 3 of the Know Stroke Podcast!

We hope everyone had a relaxing holiday season and had time to catch up with family and friends. If you didn't catch our bonus episode released before the new year you should go back and check it out - https://www.buzzsprout.com/1751132/9804997 

In that bonus episode David and I spoke to some of our personal goals this year and tee'd up a theme that we'll be speaking to...

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Before we take the Next Step Forward into 2022 we wanted to get together one last time to reflect and give thanks to our community for the past year and the growth of the podcast.  We share how we both have grown as well as podcast co-hosts over the past year and that would not have been possible without our listeners and the feedback that was shared with us.

Spoiler Alert- we also show off our new KnowStrokePodcast swag so if you w...

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In our last episode of Season 2 we welcome Kate Skeels, Stroke Advance Practice Nurse at Tufts Medical Center to the show. We picked the great discussion right up where we left off with her Tufts colleague Dr. Lester Leung from our previous episode. We learned what brought Kate from her western New York roots with her family to Boston and where she fell in love with the stroke patient population, met “baby” Lester and began growing...

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Season 2 Episode 7 -Lester Y. Leung, MD, MSc Tufts MC
Quick Bio:

  • Board certified vascular & general neurologist
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center at Tufts Medical Center
  • Director and Founder, Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) Program
  • Principal Investigator, Tufts Vascular Neurology Research Group
  • Director, Stroke Service at MetroWest Medical Center
  • Co-Chair, American Heart Association-American Stroke A...
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    Know Stroke Podcast Season 2 Episode 6

    Welcome back to the Know Stroke Podcast! Our guest today is Kaitlyn Jones. Kaitlyn is an occupational therapist and currently a Program Manager working with the XBOX Gaming Accessibility Team where she is able to use her clinical background and perspectives to help guide inclusive product design. She is very passionate about the ways in which technology that is accessible can enhance the qualit...

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