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.
Have you ever imagined yourself doing a marathon? Then imagine no more. This summer you could be taking on a marathon challenge on your own terms.
Donate to our Strike Back fund. With the support of people like you, we'll be able to help even more stroke survivors get the help and support they need, when they need it.
35 people from Bristol took part in a Firewalk in the City centre on Friday 27 February 2015.Together they walked around 1,400 feet over hot coals to raise around £3,500 for the Stroke Association.
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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
Use of a metronome with variable beats to retrain walking in stroke survivors
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.
Step out for Stroke is a series of sponsored walks for everyone regardless of age or ability; so gather your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to head to your nearest fab, fun Step out event.