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.
Use of a metronome with variable beats to retrain walking in stroke survivors
Most stroke survivors can walk short distances but do not achieve good community ambulation. This limited mobility has health and wellbeing implications, reducing physical activity and fitness of individuals, making them vulnerable to secondary stroke and other diseases. It also affects their quality of life and ability to participate in social activities.
This research aims to develop a new method of teaching self-management skills after stroke.
In this study, the researchers will design a treatment manual that describes the principles of task-specific training and gives therapists examples of task-specific tasks.
The role of the non-affected side of the brain in recovering upper arm and shoulder movements after stroke
An investigation of whether functional strength training can improve the ability of stroke survivors to walk and use their arm and hand at least 1 year after stroke
A major new national research programme using robot assisted training to help NHS stroke patients regain movement in their affected arm, has been officially launched in the North East.
Trial of an electrical stimulation device for recovery of upper limb function in chronic stroke patients