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Stroke

A stroke occurs when there is a loss of blood flow to any part of the brain, causing tissue damage in that area. This can occur in two ways: blockage of a blood vessel due to a clot (ischemic stroke), or bleeding into brain tissue due to a broken or ruptured artery (hemorrhagic stroke).

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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder that attacks the linings of the nerves cells (myelin sheath) in the brain and spinal cord, impacting the ability of the central nervous system to communicate with the rest of the body.

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Neuroplasticity

Our brain is made up of multiple connections, think of it as multiple wires (neurons) that are connected to each other to communicate messages. After an injury to the brain, some of these connections can become damaged.

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The Vestibular System

The vestibular system is composed of an apparatus located in the inner ear. It is a sensory system that helps you maintain your balance. This system is key for providing information regarding motion of the body/head and spatial orientation.

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Concussion

A concussion is an injury to the brain that can cause a temporary disruption to how the brain is functioning. They can be caused either directly (e.g. a hit to the head) or indirectly (e.g. an insult to the body that transfers force to the head). This force to the head causes the brain to move within the skull.

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