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Brain Injury
Brain Injury Forum at Brain Injury Association of
Brain Injury Forum from Brain Injury of United Kingdom
Brain Injury Support Group and Forum at Daily Strength
Injury Support Group

Stroke Forum and
Support from The Stroke Network, an on-line stroke support group
Stroke Support Group and Forum at Daily Strength
Forums and Discussions from Stroke Community at
Stroke Survivors Forum , –

Guides and Information

Brain Injury News and Information
Dr. Mainos
Head Injury – Causes, Treatments , etc
Hemiparesis Facts and Information

Stroke Network Information and Resources
Hemiplegia & Stroke
Association for Children
National Spinal Cord Injury
National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association – Hemiparesis
Children’s Hemiplegia
and Stroke Association

Brain Injury Associations

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Legal Groups Related to
TBI, Hemiparesis

TBI Law Blog
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US and Canadian Websites Stroke Associations

  1. Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Foundation aims to build healthier hearts and minds across Canada by bringing life-saving knowledge to the communities we serve, through our local area offices and the healthcare providers we support with education and resources.

  1. National Stroke Association

National Stroke Association provides support group leaders with monthly topics, chat forums, and online support.

  1. The Stroke Network

Since 1996, The Stroke Network Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization which offers on-line stroke support and is available to everybody, worldwide.

  1. Canadian Pediatric Stroke Support Association

The CPSSA provide support, education, and resources for children with stroke, their families, and their communities.

  1. American Stroke Association

The American Stroke Association helps build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

  1. Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference Society

The Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference Society’s mission is to provide leadership and support for implementing a provincial strategy in British Columbia to improve the lives of people who live with acquired brain injury.

  1. Brain Injury Canada

The Brain Injury Association of Canada was formed in 2002 after a groundswell of advocacy and national activity by local brain injury associations, survivors and caregivers across the country.

Brain Injury Canada was formed with mission to “improve the quality of life for those living with a brain injury, and their caregivers.”

  1. International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke

Providing leadership for partnerships with global pediatric stroke communities for advancing awareness and research for children who have been impacted by stroke.

  1. The Internet Stoke Center

The Internet Stroke Center is a non-profit, educational service that helps advance stroke research and clinical care for stroke survivors.

  1. Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association Helping Kids With Hemiplegia

The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, teens and young adults who have hemiplegia.

  1. National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

  1. Know Stroke. Know the Signs. Act in Time.

The NINDS developed the Know Stroke campaign to help educate the public about the symptoms of stroke and the importance of getting to the hospital.

  1. The Goddess Fund – The Hazel K. Goddess Fund for Stroke Research in Women

The Goddess Fund was created with one goal in mind and it’s to eliminate the impact of stroke in women’s lives, the lives of their families, and society.

  1. National Stroke Association – United Kingdom

Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK assisting and advocating stroke survivors and assisting family members and caregivers.

  1. National Stroke Foundation – Australia

Patient level information on stroke, as well as links and contact information for stroke support groups throughout Australia.

  1. Chest, Heart & Stroke – Ireland

The Chest, Heart & Stroke Association supports the rehabilitation of stroke and cardiac patients through a network of 47 clubs based throughout Northern Ireland.

  1. Stroke Foundation of New Zealand

Helpful information and resources for stroke survivors and their families in New Zealand.

Hemiparesis & Stroke Support Groups and Videos

Facebook Parents of Children with Hemiparesis

A group for parents of children who have mild to severe hemiparesis due to prenatal/post-birth stroke. This group is a forum for parent-to-parent advice & support on relevant topics like therapy, orthotics, and prosthesis’s/inserts.

  1. Hemiparesis Following Stroke: Achieving Symmetry Through FES Cycling

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) using a bike has enabled this patient, who is recovering from right sided hemiparesis following a stroke, to regain cardiovascular endurance, range of motion and strength.

  1. FES Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling Following Stroke

Studies have shown that FES cycling training improves motor function and accelerates the recovery of functional limb movements. In a rehabilitation setting, it is used for a variety of conditions, including stroke.


  1. Helen Hayes Hospital

Founded in 1900, Helen Hayes Hospital is a specialty physical rehabilitation hospital helping individuals recover from catastrophic injuries and disabling illnesses, including spinal cord and brain injury, stroke, cardiac, neurological and orthopedic disorders.


  1. The Brain Injury Peer Visitor Association®

A non-profit organization dedicated to providing the hope, support and resources necessary to help brain injury survivors and their families navigate the often difficult and confusing recovery process associated with brain injuries.


  1. American Stroke Association

Created in 1997, the American Stroke Association was built to prevent, diagnose, and treat those who suffered from stroke. We fund scientific research and guide healthcare professionals and provide information to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors.


  1. Hemiparesis Advice for Teenagers

A support website for teenagers who suffered from hemiparesis.

Hemiparesis Living Care, Rehabilitation Recovery, Safety: Includes Care for living with : One Side Partial Paralysis or Muscle Weakness, Footdrop or Spasticity resulting from Head Injury or Stroke


by Leon Edward (Author)

Brain Injury Treatment

  1. Global Technologies

The Hemiparesis Simulator Suit (one size fits all) simulates an incomplete unilateral paralysis caused by a stroke.



Facebook Brain Injury Support Groups

  1. Brain Injury Forum

Founded on March 1, 2009, the Brain Injury Forum promotes brain injury awareness, sharing survivor stories, impact on families, and information while working towards prevention.


  1. Brian Injury Association of North Carolina

BIANC strives to create a better future for the approximately 188,000 North Carolinians living with brain injury through prevention, support, education, and advocacy programs.


  1. Brain Injury Canada

Brain Injury Canada was established July 2003 in Montreal, Quebec with members who are survivors of brain injuries from across Canada.

Their mandate is dedicated to facilitate post-trauma research, education and advocacy in partnership with national, provincial/territorial and regional associations and other stakeholders.


  1. Brain Injury Network

The Brain Injury Network has members’ brain injury survivors who are advocates within their community.


  1. Brain Injury Association of Michigan

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is a non-profit 501organization that serves as the critical link between those living with a brain injury, their families and the nation’s largest, most comprehensive statewide provider network of brain injury rehabilitation centers anywhere in the United States.


  1. United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum

UKABIF mandate is to provide networking opportunities for professionals and brain injury survivors in the UK.

  1. The Children’s Trust For Children with Brain Injury – Brain Injury Hub


The Brain Injury Hub is developed by The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. Clinicians contribute their knowledge, expertise and experience on working closely with children with a brain injury providing practical tips.


  1. National Association Injured & Disabled Workers

NAIDW was established in 2009 that offers support and financial aid to help injured, disabled workers, and their families navigate difficult insurance industry practices, social security disability, workers’ compensation system and VA benefits!

  1. The Encephalitis Society

The Encephalitis Society provides information and support to people worldwide affected by Encephalitis. They actively promote research and raising awareness of the condition and its consequences.





  1. Brain Injury Services

Founded in 1989, Brain Injury Services helps children and adults with a brain injury build the skills and confidence they need to lead a fulfilling and productive life.


Facebook Stroke Support Groups


  1. Stroke Awareness and Support Association

SASA is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to raise awareness on the prevalence of strokes on young people occurring every year.


  1. The Stroke Network – An online stroke support community

The Stroke Network provides on-line stroke support with over 30 forums and the best chat rooms for stroke survivors and their families.

  1. Research Gate – Peter G Levine — The Ohio State University, Columbus

Academic research and essays about academic studies on hemiparesis after stroke


  1. Stroke Net

Stroke Net offers support for stroke survivors and stroke caregivers. They offer 30 forums, private chat rooms, and individual blogs and thousands of emails from stroke survivors.

  1. Brain Injury Awareness

Offers online support group of recovery and awareness for people worldwide, struggling with brain injuries.


Facebook Head Injury Support Groups


  1. Hope After Head Injury Support Group

This group offers hope and ongoing support after a head injury. All are welcome to join.


  1. Head Injury Survivors

A public group where people share links, tips, and stories after suffering from a head injury.


  1. Young head injury group

This is a group for young people who have suffered from a head injury or stroke in England. To help these people to find other people similar to themselves.


  1. Heads up brain injury support

Heads Up provides support for people who have experienced the traumatic and life changing effects of brain injury.


  1. SHS (Stroke, head, and spinal cord)

Survivors of stroke, head, and spinal cord injuries come here to share their resources, articles, and stories about coping.


  1. I Have a Voice for Survivors of Head Injuries

Helps those overcome brain injuries, learning disabilities, and tips on improving balance and coordination. A public group with free resources on head injuries.


  1. Head Injury Recovery Outreach Society

A support group dealing with survivors of traumatic brain injury or acquired brain injury, care workers, and loved ones.


  1. Head Injury Association of Fort Erie

HIAFE was formed in 1987 by two Fort Erie mothers, Shirley Athoe and Jackie Denham, in response to a need by families in the Greater Fort Erie area having to cope with trauma of brain injury of a family member.


  1. Lenawee Country Head Injury Support

We are here to help support & inform those who have had a head injury by any means & their family and friends who want to try to understand them.


  1. Renfrewshire Head Injury Service

A meeting place for head injury survivors offering support, advice, and care for survivors of brain injury and their families.


  1. Healing for Claus’s Head Injury

This group is for the family to leave updates and for everyone to send prayers and thoughts for a little boy named Claus who suffered from a brain injury.


  1. Closed Head Injury Support Group

Offers help TBI traumatic brain injury survivors. Or for those who have suffered from Acquired Brain Injury or any type of injury or loss that involves the brain, and spine. We hope this group will assist you in your recovery and learning to living with your injury.


  1. Head Injury Association

Established in December 1988, The Head Injury Association’s mission is to maximize traumatic brain injury survivors’ potential by providing the necessary residential and support programs by the hardship of a group of dedicated parents.


  1. Youth Advocates for Pediatric Strokes

Youth Advocates for Pediatric Stroke (Y.A.P.S.) was established by Michelle Ballasiotes, who survived a stroke before birth and a mom, Jessica Spear, of a stoke survivor. Y.A.P.S. is for young people who are deeply impacted by stroke.


Twitter Support Groups for Head & Brain Injuries

  1. Hope After Head Injury

A community of brain injury survivors & caregivers. Brain Injury Hope, Support, Encouragement, and Awareness.


  1. Head Injury UK

Expert solicitors in traumatic brain injury claims. Providing legal assistance when you have suffered from a head injury that was not your fault.


  1. Head And Brain

Various legal and medical news focusing on head injuries and traumatic brain injuries.


  1. Center for Head Injury Services (CHIS)

Nonprofit organization in St. Louis. Helping people with brain injuries and disabilities lead a more independent life.


  1. Robert Arnone, DC

Head-Neck Injury Specialty. Concussions, Whiplash, Headaches, Depression. St Charles, MO Upper Cervical Specific Doctor – Brainstem Procedure

  1. Headway South Cumbria

A branch of Headway UK supporting people with head injuries and their careers.


  1. org – SafeSports

Our mission is to help parents prevent, recognize and treat youth sports head injuries.


  1. Managing Concussions

It’s All in Your Head: Everyone’s Guide to Managing Concussions outlines the steps of evaluating a head injury and assists in diagnosing, managing & recovering.


  1. Destination Desserts

We are a St. Louis gourmet “Social Venture Bakery. 100% of our proceeds go to support the Center for Head Injury Services.


  1. Luke’s Rehab

Washington’s largest provider of rehabilitation services for stroke, spinal cord injury, head injury or disease in bones, joints or muscles.


  1. Raquel Siganporia

Solicitor, Head of Spinal Injury @boltburdonkemp. She is the Vice Chair of Spinal Injuries Association & previous Patient Rep for NICE.




  1. CG Injury Rehab

BSc (Hons) – Injury & Rehabilitation Specialist – Clinic based in Newhaven, East Sussex – Head therapist for Dover Athletic F.C in the Vanarama National League.


  1. The Steve Moore Foundation

Charity focused on the prevention and treatment of concussion and similar serious head and neck injuries in sports.


  1. JHTR Online

JHTR is a peer-reviewed journal providing information on clinical management and rehabilitation of persons with head injuries for the practicing professional.


  1. HeadFirst Concussion

Medical evaluation and treatment by concussion specialists for mTBI patients of all ages, pre- and post-injury ImPACT testing, and community outreach programs.


  1. Stroke Hope

Stroke survivor, advocate for stroke awareness, prevention. Ambassador for American stroke Association.




  1. Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is Australia’s peak body for stroke. We work to stop stroke, save lives and end suffering.


  1. International Journal of Stroke

International Journal of Stroke is the flagship publication for the World Stroke Organization and aims to join together a global stroke community.

  1. IHF Stroke Action

Stroke Action is the Irish Heart Foundation’s campaign to eliminate death and disability from acute stroke and to ensure the provision of rehab services


  1. Stroke AHA ASA

Stroke publishes peer-reviewed research for academics & clinicians. We are unable to provide patient advice & recommend you consult a healthcare professional.


  1. Sign Against Stroke

Sign Against Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation unites patient, medical, and policy communities in a desire to improve the prevention of AFib-related stroke.


  1. Stroke Tattler

Tattlers– information for those dealing with stroke by stroke survivors, spouses, families, and friends.




  1. Stroke Prevention

The Foundation for Stroke Prevention supports efforts to enhance the care of stroke patients, by assisting stroke centers in improving processes of care.


  1. AHA Science

Official Account for American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Science News. RT or follows do not imply endorsement.

  1. European Stroke Org

The aim of the ESO is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by changing the ways that stroke is viewed and treated.


Hemiparesis Living Care, Rehabilitation Recovery, Safety: Includes Care for living with : One Side Partial Paralysis or Muscle Weakness, Footdrop or Spasticity resulting from Head Injury or Stroke


by Leon Edward (Author)

  1. Stroke Assoc Wales

We’re here to make positive changes for people affected by stroke in Wales. Together we can conquer stroke. Tweets by Rebecca, Ceri and Catrin.


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Blogs of Stroke Survivors

  1. Buzzfeed

  1. Afterstroke party

Follow a 36-year-old with no history of high blood pressure who had a stroke and survived it!

  1. The Tales of a Stroke Patient

A young professional talks about surviving a stroke with these words, “I don’t embrace the stroke — not now, not ever, but I have two options: live with the stroke or… well, you know the alternative.”

  1. Stroke of Grace

39-year-old Jennifer Saake experienced 6 strokes, all due to vertebral dissection at a chiropractic office. Her blog covers her survival through two strokes in the brain stem and cerebellum.

  1. Stronger After Stroke Blog

The best of science brought to stroke recovery. Bring the best of all areas of science- especially neuroscience- to stroke recovery.

Other Blogs of Injured

Brain Injury Blog

Brain Injury Blog
Brain – Brilliant Mind

Donny Winn’s Second

After Traumatic Head Injury Blog

With Hemiparesis After Head Injury

Progress of a
Brain Injury

Chance To Live

Stephens Head Injury

On Head and Brain Injury Blog


Recovery and Rehabilitation Videos Online


Hemiparesis Videos Online

Stroke Exercise Videos Online

Most Watched…

YouTube Videos on Strokes


Join Jill Bolte in an interesting TEDX talks about strokes and the aftermath of dealing with a stroke.

  1. Best Stroke Rehab Approach – Getting Out of Bed & Sitting Balance

Famous physical therapists Bob Schrupp and Ben Heineck describe how to use functional training to treat someone who has had a stroke.

They demonstrate the progression to perform bed mobility, getting out of bed, and improve sitting.

After Stroke: 3 Exercises for a Weak Leg (Strengthening of Leg)

Three effective exercises that are useful in strengthening a weak leg after a patient has had a stroke.


  1. Walking After a Stroke

Hear the inspirational story of Daniela who had a stroke at the age of 18. Therapists explain how important it is to get patients walking again.


  1. Survivors of Stroke

Get inspired by stroke survivors and their success stories

YouTube Videos on Improving Cognitive Function

Managing Cognitive Effects of TBI

Listen as the group members discuss changes in the way the brain works after a TBI. Some of the most common cognitive effects are confusion, slower thinking, and problems with paying attention.

How to Find Misplaced Things After Brain Injury

Cheryle Sullican, MD shares some tips on how to find misplaced things after a brain injury.

  1. Your Brain On Video Games

An interesting TEDXTalk about how the impact of video games helps improve the brain.


  1. Brain Wellness app: Improve your Cognitive Function

In this video, you will see the different exercises Brain Wellness can do for improving cognitive functions.


  1. 8 Ways to Increase Mental Performance

8 fun and easy ways to improve brain function and mental performance.


YouTube Videos on Physical Therapy & Exercises after Brain Injury


  1. The Road to Recovery Following Brain Injury

An overview of what happens when an individual suffers from a brain injury and what their journey from the moment they are taken into the hospital through to rehabilitation and recovery looks like.


  1. Physical Therapy Following Traumatic Brain Injury

MU School of Health Professions discuss the various types of physical therapy they provide for brain injury outpatients. Focus is on mobility and flexibility.


  1. Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Using MediTouch Hand Tutor

It is widely accepted that a combination of impairment oriented training with task specific training is essential for enhancing functional recovery. MediTouch provides dedicated rehabilitation systems for upper and lower extremity physical and functional rehabilitation.

  1. Brain Injury Rehabilitation Using Wii Recreational Therapy

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital features the Wii and similar games as part of its CARF accredited brain injury program. In conjunction with other rehabilitation methods, the Wii games help improve balance, coordination, visual and motor skills. In addition, the games help “re-wire” the brain as patients with brain injury improve cognitive skills involved with problem solving, following directions and social interaction.


  1. Hand Rehabilitation Post Stroke/Spinal Cord/Traumatic Brain Injury

Simple active walking or using your hand for people living with neurological conditions, these everyday activities may be challenging and even sometimes impossible.



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