Information about the physical effects of stroke, such as swallowing difficulties, continence problems, pain and headaches.
As well as reducing independence, walking problems after a stroke leads to lower daily activity, increasing the risk of further stroke and health problems. A promising method of improving walking after stroke is through ‘auditory rhythmical cueing.’ which involves people walking to the rhythm of a sound beat.
Some of the most common effects of stroke are physical and include things like muscle weakness and fatigue. This guide describes some of the physical effects of stroke and explains how they are diagnosed and treated.
Getting moving and doing physical activity might be one of your main goals after a stroke, but how can you do it when you have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus? Read our practical tips on exercising with conditions such as fatigue, incontinence or high blood pressure.
Working with the charity A Stroke of Luck, who specialise in exercise-based recovery for stroke survivors, our new videos offer three levels of difficulty and will cover different aspects of movement. Each video is led by a qualified physiotherapist.
Tristan Maynard, 71, had a stroke in March 2018, which left him in constant pain and paralysed on his right side.
Supported by his physiotherapists and Moving Forward After Stroke group, Tristan looked for ways to build movement into his daily routine to help him get active again.
Moving more after a stroke can be a massive boost to your recovery, your confidence and your wellbeing. Find information and tips on being more active after a stroke.
Our leisure time is valuable, and taking part in hobbies and interests is an important part of life after stroke. You may want to return to interests you enjoyed before your stroke, or try out some new ones. We've got some ideas that may help you.
Active Lives After Stroke is a two-year project, funded by the National Lottery and awarded through Sport England, exploring how we can support stroke survivors to become active and stay active through attending support groups.
Our stroke prevention activity helps people to understand the risk factors for stroke and what they can do to reduce or manage their risk of having a stroke.