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Speech language pathologist Karen Mallet (left) and Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi (right) show Michael Fairhead, a stroke patient, how to use the tablet with RecoverNow on it.
Clinical trials help stroke recovery

Two innovative clinical trials led by Stroke Neurologist Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi intend to help stroke patients recover: one will use technology, the other stem cells.

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Recreation therapists help patients adjust to everyday life

What’s it like going to an Ottawa Senators game in a wheelchair? How accessible is the restaurant where you are meeting your friends? How do you get there? What’s ParaTranspo? Find out how Recreational Therapists Cindy Des Lauriers and Caryn Johnston make a difference for our patients.

Fran Cosper’s long-distance recovery from Guillain Barré Syndrome

Long-distance cyclist Fran Cosper and his friends often biked 120 kms on a Saturday. But that changed a year ago when he woke in the night and couldn’t feel his legs. Doctors at The Ottawa Hospital diagnosed him with Guillain Barré Syndrome.

Ashley Ruelland
When Ashley Ruelland met her ‘instant’

Ashley Ruelland was driving to a bachelorette party in Mont Tremblant in 2015 when another car crossed the centre line and hit her head on. Her road to recovery included nine months in The Ottawa Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Unit and Rehabilitation Centre, and continues to this day.

Devon Larratt
Three elbow surgeries, then World Armwrestling Champion again

Devon Larratt has held the title of World Armwrestling Champion since 2014. But even more impressive is that just 11 months before reclaiming his most recent title, he was undergoing surgery on the very arm that would eventually bring him glory.

Veteran counts down the days to the Invictus Games

Retired Master Corporal Mike Trauner has been breaking records at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre since 2009. Now he hopes to break some more at the 2017 Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured or sick military service personnel and veterans.

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