World Stroke Academy
Edited By: Professor Michael Brainin
Online ISSN: 2051-333X
Associated Title(s): International Journal of Stroke
Issue 2 - Exercise After Stroke
EXERCISE AFTER STROKE - READING LIST
WSA Webinars and other resources
Since 2006 the WSO and the WSA have been running CME/CPD activities. You can find a series of highlight lectures recorded from previous World Stroke Congresses.
World Stroke Organization Education Meeting - Cape Town 2006
American Stroke Association bi-monthly webinar - Register here
"Delayed Cerebral Ischemia After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage" - presented by R. Loch Macdonald M.D. PhD, April 1, 2013 9 am EST.
Delayed cerebral ischemia after subarachnoid hemorrhage is a common and consequential complication that lends to an increase of morbidity and mortality. Delayed cerebral ischemia has several potential causes and clinical/imaging features that aid in its diagnosis. Treatments to prevent and ameliorate the consequences of delayed cerebral ischemia will be discussed.
1. Understand current diagnostic methods for delayed cerebral ischemia.
2. Know the most recent recommendations for medical management of delayed cerebral ischemia.
3. Know what the current rescue therapy is for delayed cerebral ischemia.
The Canadian Stroke Network Best Practices - Post Stroke Checklist as endorsed by the WSO.
Introduction to Exercise After Stroke Activity
Physical fitness (both aerobic fitness and muscle strength) is impaired after stroke. There is an increasing body of evidence that shows that physical fitness training improves outcome after stroke and is likely to reduce the risk of recurrent vascular events. In this module, we describe the impairments in physical fitness that occur after stroke and the patterns of physical (in)activity. We discuss the evidence for physical fitness training after stroke, and explore the common barriers and motivators to physical activity. Finally, we discuss and provide examples of how to set up exercise programs for stroke survivors in the community.
Click the icons below to access to the CPD/CME activity, a podcast from Prof. Gillian Mead, a further reading list and series of videos by Prof. Julie Bernhardt.
Exercise After Stroke Activity Authors
The authors of the CME/CPD activity on Exercise After Stroke
Professor Gillian Mead is Professor of Stroke and Elderly Care Medicine, University of Edinburgh, and consultant stroke physician in NHS Lothian. She has published extensively on post-stroke fatigue and exercise training after stroke, and is co-editor of ‘Exercise and fitness training after stroke’ (Elsevier). Professor Mead developed the first-ever course on stroke for exercise professionals, now available throughout the UK. She is co-principal investigator of a multicentre trial of fluoxetine in stroke. She is on the editorial board of the Cochrane Stroke Group.
Professor Julie Bernhardt is an experienced clinician and Principal Research Fellow working at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health in Melbourne (Florey). She is Co-Head of the Stroke Division at the Florey, which studies stroke across the spectrum, from basic science to public health. Julie also holds appointments at the School of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, Melbourne and University of Melbourne as an Associate Professor. Julie Heads the AVERT Early Intervention Research Program, the main aim of her research is to develop new, evidence-based rehabilitation interventions that may reduce the significant burden of stroke related disability.
Dr Coralie English is Senior Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia and Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stroke Division, The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Her area of research expertise is in maximising physical activity for stroke survivors in rehabilitation centres, and the health impact of inactivity and sedentary behaviours, including body composition changes. She is CIB and Trial Manager of a multicentre trial on the effectiveness of circuit class therapy and 7-day week therapy during post-acute rehabilitation, and is lead author on the Cochrane review on circuit class therapy for stroke survivors. She sits on the Steering Committee for VISTA-Rehab, an international archive of stroke rehabilitation trials. Dr English has had six invitations to speak at national or international conferences, three as keynote.