Our Mission at StrongAfterStroke.com is to be the leading educational platform for stroke survivors looking to improve their movement, mindset, strength, and daily function. We believe that stroke recovery is never-ending process and that with knowledge, determination, and support, that stroke survivors are capable of making continued recovery. Based on these beliefs, our primary goal is to provide stroke survivors with the knowledge, tools, motivation, and support to assist them in achieving their maximal recovery.
Alex Ferrara, MS, OTR, CHT, CLT, Cert. Reiki II
Hi, I'm Alex. I am an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, and a Level II Reiki Practitioner. As an Occupational Therapist for 30 years, I have worked with hundreds of stroke survivors to assist them in their recovery. Helping people improve their hand and upper extremity function after stroke has always been a special area of interest of mine, and I am always researching new techniques that may benefit people.
The brain's ability to heal and adapt after injury is amazing, and I am passionate about stroke treatment approaches that help to retrain the brain and promote neuroplastic changes in the brain. The mind-body connection is an important part of the stroke recovery process which is often not taught to stroke survivors in formal rehabilitation.
I created StrongAfterStroke.com to support, share knowledge, motivate, and empower stroke survivors to achieve their best recovery possible.
Jason Staffieri, BA, COTA, ACSM EP-C, ACSM GEI
Hi, I'm Jason. I am an Exercise Physiologist, Fitness Specialist, and Coach certified through the American Academy of Sports Medicine, with over 17 years of experience in the fitness field. Over the past four years I have expanded my career to include Occupational Therapy, and I have worked as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. During that time, I have coached hundreds of clients post stroke to improve their health through exercise, functional training, and coaching so that they can achieve their goals and return to function.
My goal is to help stroke survivors create lasting lifestyle changes through specialized exercise plans. I believe consistency is key for life, health, exercise, and stroke recovery. My passion is to guide you, keep you motivated, engaged, and ready to be strong after your stroke.