Wednesday, 4 October 2017


And says... nothing?

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Dean's Stroke Musings comprises a most remarkable blog, much visited and, I suspect, respected and influential. Sometimes rather angry too. If your CE involves strokes this is a must-see. And not just for strokes...

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group. 

But over the years, as far as I can tell, Dean has always picked his way through this forest of information without ever mentioning Conductive Education. Now at last he has taken it up, a red-letter day surely, indeed:

And what does he say?

Zilch. He gives the abstract and the opening of a research article, plus the following piece of advice:

You'll have to ask your doctor and stroke hospital if they have any clue what this is and its comparison to standard therapy.

Er... that's it. What is he signalling? Is it something that people in CE ought to hear?

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Blogger Susie Mallett said...

Following Dean's blog daily, as I do, one receives a great deal of information about research, therapies, rehabilitation and much more in the field of stroke, dimentia and other neurological problems. He often blogs a dozen of these links each day. Very occasionlly he adds some of his own comments on a subject, but he often suggests that readers ask doctors about it. Perhaps the doctor will know more but on the other hand by asking one may bring something new to the attention of the doctor, thereby waking them up to something to later recommend to their patients.
I just wanted to point out that the link to CE is the style of this blog, Dean provides an enormous amount of information and excellant links leaving it to the reader to follow up what is of interest to them. This will perhaps then motivate a few to provoke the medical profession into action to assist them further.

It is great to see Conductive Education is coming to Dean's attention. The more that is published on CE the more links will he will become aware of.

As I have said often on my own blog - many thanks to Dean for the mine of information he brings to our attention. I suggest to anyone woking in this field to sign up to get the list of links in their email inbox each morning. It is the first think I look at when I get up to find out what I should find time to read on the tram or over breakfast.

Thursday, 5 October 2017 at 08:56:00 BST  

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