On Wednesday, a prestigious seminar was held at Northwick Park Hospital, London.
Funded by the Wellcome Trust, researchers at Newcastle University have shown that, in monkeys, it is possible to restore hand and arm movement lost through brain damage.
The ReTrain study is investigating the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for people who have suffered a stroke. Published in the journal BMJ Open, the 'study protocol' for ReTrain outlines why the study was needed, and includes the methods to be used in the study, the resources required for the study and a timeline for completion.
Non-invasive brain stimulation may help re-learning of movement after stroke
The role of the non-affected side of the brain in recovering upper arm and shoulder movements after stroke
Can a movement-sensing wristwatch prompt arm rehabilitation exercise at home?
As well as reducing independence, walking problems after stroke lead to lower daily activity, increasing 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.
Can we show whether stroke survivors will benefit from existing heart rehabilitation services?
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.
Published in the journal, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, a new Stroke Association funded study suggests people who are in the chronic stages of stroke will improve their reaching accuracy at the speed at which they train their reaching movement.