Balance problems are common after a stroke, and feeling dizzy or unsteady can make it difficult to walk and move around. This guide has information about how stroke can affect your balance, what can help and how you can look after yourself.
Physiotherapy is often an important part of rehabilitation after a stroke. This guide explains how physiotherapy can help with limb-strengthening, relearning patterns of movement, and a variety of other problems a stroke survivor may experience.
This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday each month. The group is for anyone affected by stroke and their carers. Speakers and activities are part of the social opportunities available. The club also has a QI Gong session at each meeting. This is a chinese energy exercise which focuses on strengthening your core, breathing and balance.
LEGS (London Exercise Group for Stroke) provides specialist group exercise in a supportive and enjoyable environment for people who have experienced a stroke.
Stroke survivors can be referred to the Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service for a 12 week programme. 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.
After a stroke you need accurate and trustworthy information to help you understand what has happened and to support you in making informed choices for your future.
Find out about our Stroke Helpline and Information Service, the service standards we work to, and how we perform against these.