In this abbreviated version of the book, Bob Dennis gives the most important tips related to safety and exercise immediately following stroke, for maximal recovery. The survivor of two strokes, Bob shares his insights and experience, as a scientist and a survivor who has made and continues to make a strong recovery, in some cases better than his initial condition before having a stroke. The focus is on maximal recovery, using the easiest and most effective exercises, usually with zero equipment and at no cost.
Neuroplasticity happens naturally as a result of stroke. By providing new challenges to the brain, the natural mechanisms of recovery are enhanced. To maintain novelty and sustain neuroplasticity, it is important to begin immediately after stroke, and to have access to a large range of simple, free, and easy-to-learn exercises that can be done anywhere, any time.
These exercises can be used by anyone, of any age and at any time, whether or not they have had a stroke or other brain injury, to enhance and sustain neuroplasticity.