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The Stroke Clinical Network is hosting a webinar to provide an overview of the updated Stroke Clinical Guidelines and the current evidence base for therapy intensity.
‘More is better’ has been the adage of therapy provision for improving motor function after stroke for many years. The updated Stroke Clinical Guidelines increased the amount of recommended therapy time and made a distinction between time in therapy and time spent in active practice.
This webinar will explore the limitations to this evidence base and the rationale behind the current Guideline recommendations. It will also cover:
- effective models for improving amount of therapy time, with a focus on circuit class therapy and seven day week therapy
- the role of promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour for recovery
- long-term well-being and reduction of secondary stroke risk.
Participants will hear about recent research findings as well as the vision for the future of stroke therapy provision.
Associate Professor Coralie English is a Heart Foundation Future Leaders Fellow and Associate Professor of Physiotherapy at the University of Newcastle. Assoc Prof English is also the Deputy Director of the Priority Research Centre for Stroke and Brain Injury, Hunter Medical Research Institute and Senior Research Affiliate, Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery and Brain Repair.
Assoc Prof English leads a team of researchers whose work focuses on understanding the effects of physical activity, aerobic exercise and sedentary behaviours in people after stroke. She is an experienced physiotherapy clinician, having worked for many years predominately in the area of stroke and neurological rehabilitation prior to commencing her research career. She is also the co-chair of the content development working group for the recently updated Stroke Clinical Guidelines.
The Stroke Clinical Network is also hosting webinars in July and August.