This guide explains why physiotherapy is an important part of rehabilitation after a stroke.
Our recent survey of stroke survivors suggests that over 80% of them have a physical disability after stroke, and 38% of those who said their disability was severe also said that their physiotherapy was poor or very poor.
The Stroke Association funded a feasibility study into improving the treatment of a condition called 'drop foot', which was recently published in the medical journal, Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.
This leaflet has information about how stroke can affect your balance, what can help and how you can look after yourself.
Use of a metronome with variable beats to retrain walking in stroke survivors
The stroke group provides information and peer support to stroke survivors and their carers; it also offers exercise sessions run by a trained physiotherapist and a range of social activities.
The group always offers a warm welcome, friendly face and the opportunity to talk to someone who understands what you are going through because they've been through it too.
Senior Research Training Fellowship: Dr Euan Sadler