Swimming Like a Dolphin

Updated: Oct 14

Happy Friday everyone! As you know, I am a huge fan of using swimming to help with stroke recovery. It seems those who agree with me are growing.

Imagine, if you could accelerate your stroke recovery by swimming like a dolphin? Well, the good people at Johns Hopkins and Kata have collaborated to do just that. And you don't even need to get wet!

They have created a 3D simulator that allows recovering stroke patients to swim like a dolphin. As they note on their website, this is fun with a serious purpose. "We promote full 3D, complex, motor movement input used to learn novel tasks: swimming like a dolphin. . . .[t]his full spectrum is rarely addressed in traditional physical and occupational therapy and exercise".

I think the best part about this rehabilitation is that is like playing a video game. The patient is connected to sensors that show their movements as a dolphin on a video screen. That engagement makes the recovery less mentally taxing, and probably keeps the patient more engaged.


9 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

For all of those stroke patients who have not yet tried water therapy, I wanted to share another study with you that shows how it outperforms land stroke recovery therapy. Recently, some researchers a

Having a stroke often will decrease mobility in many patients. In fact, the CDC noted that if you have a stroke when you are over 65 years old, you have a greater than 50% chance of having reduced mob