"Life After Stroke"

Christopher Ewing

"Life After Stroke" is a new hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing. The show is recorded during an actual stroke support group and features interviews with doctors and therapists, as well as the chance for stroke survivors to be able to share what's on their mind. For more information, just go to www.TheStrokeChannel.TV!

The "Life After Stroke" podcast is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and adults reach their goals in life.

All Episodes

In this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", caregivers share what it's like caring for a loved one who has had a stroke."Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Jan 5

1 hr 39 min

In this special edition of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with a team of doctors from the US and Canada who, individually, began to notice troubling anomalies in stroke patients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to reach out to each other to discuss and compare their alarming concerns. The guests on this episode are some of the leading doctors in the area of stroke. They are: - Dr. Andrew Xavier, a pioneer in the field of Vascular and Interventional Neurology - Dr. Priyank Khandelwal, Assistant Professor of Neurological surgery and Neurology At University Hospital in Newark, NJ- Dr. Adam Dmytriw at the University of Toronto, whose training includes the University of Oxford in the UK, Harvard University, and more.- Dr. Ambooj Tiwari, a stroke neurologist and Neurointerventional radiologist and surgeon, whose specific interest is in the endovascular management and treatment of patients with stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, AVM and aneurysms.Important topics covered by the doctors in this episode include:- the alarming increase of strokes among people in their 30s and 40s as a result of the coronavirus- the increase of illness in young children due to COVID-19, when it was originally thought that the virus does not affect kids- the life-threatening impact that COVID-19 appears to have on blood vessels during stroke surgery- why is "social distancing" and a worldwide shutdown necessary for COVID-19 when it wasn't necessary for SARS and MERS?- the sobering truth that a vaccine may never be developed that can fight the COVID-19 virus And much, much more.  This is, truly, a "must hear" interview!"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

May 2020

1 hr 57 min

On this special episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with Dr. Mitchell Elkind, vascular neurologist, Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University, and President-Elect of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, on the topic of the COVID-19 virus and how it relates to stroke survivors.Important questions covered in this episode include:- Is having had a stroke in the past considered a "pre-existing condition" that puts a stroke survivor at greater risk should they catch the virus?- Can catching COVID-19 cause a stroke?- If we feel like we are having symptoms of a stroke, is it even safe to go to the hospital during the pandemic?- What additional precautions should a stroke survivor take during this pandemic?And much, much more. This is a "must hear" interview, especially if you are a stroke survivor, or their caregiver."Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Apr 2020

33 min 54 sec

On this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher and the group chat with Jodi Dembicer-Gross, certified speech pathologist, who shares some important information and exercises that can help a stroke survivor regain their ability to speak and read. "Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Feb 2020

1 hr 46 min

On this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher and the group chat during their Christmas Party and talk about everything they have been up to over the past few months. Also, Dr. Darflinger talks about various conditions that may affect someone following a stroke. "Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Dec 2019

1 hr 11 min

This episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing" features broadcast coverage from the Abilities Expo in the Chicago, IL area and in Houston, TX. During this episode, Christopher chats with:- Disability attorneys who offer advice on how to handle legal issues and insurance company issues- An organization helping those with aphasia- Physical Therapists and Recreational Therapists- an 18 year old stroke survivor who had a stroke while in her mother's womb and more."Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Oct 2019

1 hr 40 min

On this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher and the group talk about the guilt that caregivers may feel about not being able to have prevented their loved one's stroke. They also discuss how sometimes people have a 2nd stroke while already being in the hospital for the initial stroke."Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Sep 2019

1 hr 3 min

In this very important episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher speaks with Dr. Jason Hinman, Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Stroke and Neuro-rehabilitation Divisions at the UCLA Stroke Center in Los Angeles, CA.Topics covered in this episode include:- Does stem therapy work in stroke survivors?- How is stem cell therapy performed in the body?- Is stem cell therapy safe?- Are there any particular stroke deficits that stem cell therapy will not work on?- Stroke survivors and the increased possibility of dementia? - What type of clinical trials are taking place that are centered around stem cell therapy?- How can I volunteer to be a part of a clinical trial? - Are the clinics that currently advertise stem cell therapy for stroke safe?and more!Contact Info: Dr. Jason Hinmanhttps://www.uclahealth.org/jason-hinmanClinical trial information at UCLA:https://www.uclahealth.org/neurologyClinical trial information across the US:https://www.clinicaltrials.gov"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Jul 2019

1 hr 1 min

During this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", the group discusses the topic of feeling ashamed to be seen or to speak in public after having had a stroke."Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Jul 2019

51 min 36 sec

During this episode of "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", the group discusses how they have adjusted to the fact that they had a stroke, and share some of the things that they did to help speed along their recovery.Also, there is a special announcement regarding the caregivers in a stroke survivors life!"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Jun 2019

49 min 21 sec

So if you are a stroke survivor, then you may have experienced headaches that are more painful, and more frequent, than you did before your stroke. And since headaches can be a warning sign that another stroke could be happening, how do you know when your post-stroke headache is an emergency vs. when it is not? "How do you know when it's time to go" to the ER to get it checked out? This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with Dr. Robert Darflinger, a neurointerventional surgeon who specializes in stroke.Topics covered in this episode include:- Why do some stroke survivors have headaches more often, and more painful, than before their stroke?- How long do stroke survivors experience headaches post-stroke?- Do TIA’s occur prior to hemorrhagic strokes or just ischemic strokes?- Why do TIA’s subside?- What is an occluded artery? - What happens if a carotid artery is completely blocked?- What is the Circle of Willis?- What is a TCD?And much, much more!  Plus, in a new segment we call "Care For Caregivers with Kathi Koll", author and caregiver Kathi Koll speaks on the topic of what to do if you find yourself being suddenly thrust into the new role of "caregiver" for your loved one."Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

May 2019

1 hr 4 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with Maria Fisk, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center on the importance of maintaining a healthy diet, pre and post stroke. Topics covered in this episode include:- Which foods are safest for a stroke survivor to eat?- How many milligrams of salt per serving is safe for a stroke survivor? - Are there any foods that can help prevent a stroke?- When you read food labels, what are the exact range of numbers that a stroke survivor should stay within when it comes to calories and sodium?- Is there that big of a difference between frying vs. grilling?- Is turkey that much more healthy?- How safe are diet sodas?- What is a good diet plan that a stroke survivor should be on? And much, much more! Plus, a special announcement about a new feature to each episode of “Life After Stroke”!"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Apr 2019

1 hr 41 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with the group about the importance of remaining active and creative, and not giving in (and not giving up) following a stroke. "Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Mar 2019

48 min 29 sec

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", Christopher chats with David Korse, President & CEO of Abilities Expo, a nationwide trade show dedicated to highlighting products geared for those who may have a physical disability or motor function impairment. Abilities Expo brings exhibitors from around the world all under one roof, allowing visitors to see, up-close, some of the wonderful products that are out there that can make life easier.Christopher recently attended the Abilities Expo in Los Angeles, and was so impressed, that he decided to devote an entire episode of "Life After Stroke" to Abilities Expo. And he even features his own version of "Christopher's Favorite Things" by highlighting some of the things that he liked the most at the expo! Abilities Expo website: https://www.abilities.comEasy Access Travel website: https://easyaccesstravel.com"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Mar 2019

56 min 42 sec

On this week's show, we chat with Dr. Annette Swain, a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in cognitive difficulties following a stroke.Topics covered in this episode include:- Following a stroke, what area of the brain is more prone to cause cognitive difficulties?- Do all strokes cause some type of cognitive difficulty?- What type of cognitive difficulties happen the most following a stroke?- What is actually happening in the brain during a stroke that causes cognitive difficulties?- Oxygen deficiency vs. nutrient deficiency - Dysarthria and Aphasia- Exercises that can help alleviate cognitive difficulties- Can cognitive difficulties still improve years after a stroke?- Importance of mental stimulation and much more!Dr. Swain's website: http://neuropsychologyla.com"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Feb 2019

1 hr 19 min

On this week's show, we chat with Kathi Koll, author of the book “Kick Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love and Caregiving”. She is also the president and founder of the Kathi Koll Foundation, which offers support for caregivers. In 2005, Kathi’s husband, Don, suffered a major stroke that left him paralyzed from the neck down and on a respirator. Doctors said he would only live for 24 hours, but he went on to live for another 6 1/2 years. In this very poignant interview, Kathi details some of the highs and lows and ups and downs that she experienced as her life as a wife now included taking on the role of caregiver.Besides all of the wonderful memories that Kathi shares about her life with her husband, topics covered in this episode include:- how to still find joy in the midst of tragedy- the guilt and anger that can be felt by a caregiver - the loss of intimacy a spouse may feel as a caregiver- the importance for a caregiver to set aside some “me time"and much, much more! This is a “must hear” interview, especially for all caregivers!Kathi's website: https://kathikoll.com"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Feb 2019

1 hr 30 min

On this week's show, we chat with Dr. Echo Tan, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Tan has been in the neurology department at Cedars for over 4 years and is a specialist in movement disorders, and treating spasticity in stroke survivors through the use of botox. Topics covered in this episode include:- What is spasticity?- When does spasticity usually happen following a stroke?- Spasticity is also a sign of recovery! How?- Which type of stroke is more likely to develop spasticity?- What is botox?- How does botox work in the alleviation of spasticity?- What is the procedure of injecting botox for spasticity?- How long does the procedure take?- How long until the botox takes effect and one can expect to see improvement?- How long does the effect of the botox last?- Is there ever a point in someone’s recovery where it is too late to achieve any benefit from botox injections for spasticity? - Is there any case where botox would not be recommended for a stroke survivor?- Why does spasticity seem more severe in the morning and at night?- Is spasticity and nerve sensitivity the same thing? - Does insurance cover botox injections for spasticity? And much more!In the second half of the show, our stroke support group experiences a very emotional moment as one of our support group participants achieves a major breakthrough during the meeting!"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Feb 2019

1 hr 32 min

On this week's show, we chat with Megan K. Young, Occupational Therapy Supervisor at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA.Ms. Young received her Master’s of Arts in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California in 2010, began her professional OT career in the pediatric setting, but had a desire to work with the adult population in a hospital setting and made the transition in 2013. She has experience working in acute care, acute rehabilitation, and home health settings.Topics covered in this episode include:- occupational therapy techniques used in the hospital immediately following a stroke- "learned non-use" of an affected limb- mirror therapy- exercises that a stroke survivor should do to maintain range of motion- what a caregiver can do to help a stroke survivor regain greater use of an affected limb- techniques that stroke survivors can do to regain movement in their hand and/or arm and much more!"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Jan 2019

1 hr 5 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", we chat with Qing Zhang, a Doctor of Medicine in Beijing China, who is now a Neuro-Certified Specialist in Physical Therapy at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.Topics covered in this episode include:- The most common physical deficits following a stroke - Why is there weakness following a stroke▪How to get stronger following a stroke- How to strengthen your ability to walk better following a stroke- Time frame of potential recovery following a stroke (there's a wider range of time than you may think!) - Post-stroke pain- Spasticity- the importance of maintaining range of motion▪Important exercises to promote as much return as possible following a stroke and much, much more!"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Jan 2019

1 hr 7 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", we chat with Dr. James Finley and Dr. Natalia Sanchez in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at USC.Topics covered in this episode include:- The research that goes into improving the motor skills of stroke survivors- The work that it takes to be able to apply to do clinical studies on the effects of stroke- Some of the exciting advances that are happening in the area of stroke and stroke rehabilitation and much, much more!"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Jan 2019

1 hr 22 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", we chat with Dr. Ambooj Tiwari, a Stroke Neurologist and Neurointerventional Radiologist/Surgeon. Board certified in Neurology and stroke, Dr. Tiwari has actively participated and presented at various local, national and international neurology and neuro-endovascular conferences. He's published in various areas including both stroke epidemiology as well as endovascular treatments of stroke. He has also participated in various national registries for new and state-of-the art therapeutic endovascular options for stroke treatment. Dr. Tiwari has a specific interest in the endovascular management and treatment of patients with stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, AVM and aneurysms.Topics covered in this episode include:- Recurring strokes- Most common reasons for a stroke- Dangers of stroke related to seeing a chiropractor- The role the heart plays in causing a stroke- How many strokes each year are repeat strokes?- Diabetes and stroke- Alcohol, smoking and stroke- What is A-Fib?- Important side effects of some stroke drugs- What is Coumadin (aka Warfarin) - Foods to be aware of if you are on Coumadin- Dangers of cracking your neck- Incidences of stroke among young people- Family history of stroke- Foods that are good for you to help prevent a stroke- Allergic reactions to certain drugs- Post-stroke pain- Time frame of stroke recovery - Regaining your physical confidence following a stroke and more!"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Jan 2019

1 hr 25 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", we chat with Linda Dominguez-Gasson, MCD, CCC-SLP, the Manager of Speech Pathology, Neurodiagnostics, and Audiology at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA. With over 40 years of experience, she is state-licensed in the area of Speech, Language, Cognition and Swallowing. She also has her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, with a strong emphasis in stroke rehabilitation.Topics covered in this episode include:- The many roles of a speech pathologist- What is a cascading stroke?- Hemiparesis- Improving your speech and articulation following a stroke- Oral motor apraxia - Swallowing difficulties following a stroke- What is aphasia?- What is dysarthria?- Denial of deficits- What does “insight” have to do with speech and stroke?- What is the primary job of the vocal chords?  Hint: it’s not just to create speech- Depression following a stroke - Insurance companies and their lack of willingness to cover speech therapy in some cases- Things you can do right now to rehabilitate your speech and language skills, as well as your physical and mental abilities and much more!"Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Dec 2018

1 hr 41 min

This week on "Life After Stroke with Christopher Ewing", we chat with Dr. Stuart Glassner, a former social worker with a desire to help people as much as he can, who decided to become a doctor specializing in the brain and stroke. He is the former Neurocritical Care Director at University of Florida - Jacksonville and is now at UCSF -Fresno as Neurocritical Care Attending Intensivist and soon-to-be Fellowship Director. His areas of expertise are in acute stroke management, health disparity and early rehabilitation. He works regularly with an amazing group of providers including other physicians, PAs/NPs, Neuro Nurses, PT/OT, Speech Therapy and Social Workers.Topics covered in this episode, include:- What actually happens as soon as we have a stroke and arrive at the hospital?- Hemorrhagic strokes, they may be more common than we think!- The various types of hemorrhagic strokes. Yes, there are different kinds of hemorrhagic strokes!- What is the basal ganglia area in the brain?- What is the pons area of the brain?- What is Spasticity? - Pain and stroke- Strokes and drug addiction- Post Stroke Depression. Why do some people feel an increase in depression following a stroke?- The increase in stroke among young people- an emotional shout out from Christopher and more."Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Dec 2018

1 hr 14 min

In this premier episode of "Life After Stroke", the group chats with Dr. Robert Darflinger, a neurointerventional surgeon who specializes in stroke."Life After Stroke" is a hit radio show hosted by Emmy Award winning TV host, motivational speaker, and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.   Join our weekly online stroke support groups!  Just go to www.thestrokechannel.tv for more info and to sign up!“Life After Stroke” is a production of the Hang On To The Dream Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping people reach their goals in life.  For more information, or to make a donation, just go to www.hangontothedream.org. Be sure to download The Stroke Channel TV app, FREE in the Google Play and iTunes App stores! Also, The Stroke Channel is now on television on Roku and Amazon Fire TV! Roku and Amazon Fire TV are the leading television platforms seen in millions of households around the world! So for news, information, therapeutic exercises, entertainment and more, all centered on Stroke, be sure to tune into The Stroke Channel, now on Roku and Amazon Fire TV!

Dec 2018

1 hr 17 min