Exercise can help reduce the risk of an individual suffering a second stroke and helps survivors to overcome challenges they face following the physical impact of their stroke.

‘The team in the hospital saved my life. But it was the rehabilitation team that made my life worth living.’
Stroke survivor

Who is the service for?

Our Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service is open to stroke survivors at any stage of their stroke journey. Clients must be referred by a health professional, such as their physiotherapist, GP, stroke specialist nurse or occupational therapist. Carers and family members may also benefit from attending education sessions, especially if they share the same risk factors and want to make positive lifestyle changes.

Stroke survivor with a chartered physiotherapist.

What we offer through the service

The service provides a 12 week programme of exercise and education sessions for stroke survivors, to reduce their risk of secondary stroke and improve their levels of physical fitness and function. The exercise sessions are delivered by a specialist exercise instructor at the leisure centre who has completed the Exercise after Stroke (EfS) training course delivered by Later Life Training. The two hour sessions are held once a week, focusing on both exercise rehabilitation as well as secondary prevention advice and planning through interactive education classes.

Read more about our Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service

Moving Forward After Stroke Programme

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, as part of the Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service we are delighted to be able to offer the Moving Forward After Stroke Programme which launched in July 2017 and will be piloted in selected sites across the country over the next two years.

The aim of this program is to help people affected by stroke recover their mobility and independence. Moving Forward After Stroke will combine neuro-physiotherapy and specially designed exercise programs to help stroke survivors across the UK regain their fitness, strength and stamina, as well as improve their balance. 

To find out more, contact our Project Development team.

This video explains the importance of the Moving Forward program and what it meant to a stroke survivor and his family, to be able to walk again.

Find out more

To enquire about or commission our Life After Stroke Services please contact services@stroke.org.uk

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