Social networks are a social structure that group people from all around the world. The use of these tools is practically infinite due to their wide functional diversity, and the tendency to use them has increased recently because of the emergence of new applications that seek to capture people’s attention by activities, tastes or needs. Now, according to statistical data, Facebook social network has about 2.7 billion active users per month.

Something interesting has been happening for some time now through “Facebook Groups”, people who have suffered certain diseases that affect their life quality, in search of having a space of hope with people who have lived the same circumstances, choose to group themselves by pathologies, in order to feel that they not are alone and to look for information that can help them. When a person is sick he or she feels that nobody understands them, because only they are the ones who feel the difficulties in their body, they feel that the world is falling apart and that nobody sees it like that, causing them much anguish and desolation.

But the virtue of the right use of technology in favor of health is that, through these groups, people with the same medical diagnosis can give rise to a company site, where they can tell their experiences, their doubts, their fears or provide advice to other members, sharing methods, alternatives, opportunities that contribute to the recovery. Without a doubt, this becomes a network of solidarity, fraternal, fellowship and humanity, because another fact to tell is that there are people who do not have someone to support or listen to them in this difficult reality, but through these groups they can interact with people of equal cause and feel great moral support to help them lift their spirits to move forward in this battle.

Through Facebook search engines you can locate these support groups that nurture many people lives, an example of this is one called “CVA Ictus Hemiplegia to share experiences and information” has 3000 members and is designed to share information related to strokes that significantly impact people’s health. In this group managed by Dr. Valerio Sarmati, specialist in post-stroke rehabilitation, patients with this pathology can find interesting information, data, and rehabilitation mechanisms that may have a better performance in improving the patient.

It is appropriate to comment that this site discusses therapies that many choose to perform, but in this group they talk about the experience that neurocognitive rehabilitation has brought in their lives, as it is a method that attends to brain functions and develops the capacities they have been lost after a stroke, things like these to these groups are transcendental elements to face this adversity as it should, being the right use of technology a platform that can transform a person’s life.

"The Stroke Therapy Revolution Content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice, or as a substitute for the medical advice of a physician"


2007 to 2008 Lecturer at UCSC Cattolica in Rome, Bachelor in Physiotherapy; “Rehabilitation Methodologies”

from 2008 till now as Professor of “Neurotraumathological Rehabilitation” at "La Sapienza" University of Rome