The UCL World Stroke Day Forum is back!
Being physically active is a great way to improve and maintain health and wellbeing… and reduce the chance of a stroke. And of course, rehab is required if you’ve had one.
If you have had a stroke, you will hopefully have been shown how to implement your own programme of consistent repetitive movement at home during your recovery.
To help you with this and many other features of tackling limitations from stroke, you are invited to take part in a week-long programme of online sessions.
Each has been designed to encourage open dialogue and activity between researchers, clinicians, charities and stroke survivors.
The Programme of Events starts with discussion about how researching the brain post-stroke leads to better health outcomes and ends with a workshop about staying active after stroke.
As usual, I’ll be running a workshop.
This will be on Tuesday 26th October from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.
I’ll be showing you some video clips (concerning recovery of the upper limb) and attempt to guide you through some simple methods to encourage recovery of reach, grasp and release via repetitive task-activity.
Each survivor has their own particular presentation and we’re going to see what we can do so that everyone receives helpful tips for progression
If you like, to prepare, do get a few implements together in a pile (like chess pieces) and stick some blue-tack on the bottom of each one. Or (as I’ll be teaching using this simple task board in order to demonstrate), do feel free to get hold of one. Or of course, make your own!
You’re warmly invited to participate! Let’s do it!!
We’ll also be joined by the team behind the campaign We Are Undefeatable, which aims to inspire and support people with long-term conditions to build physical activity into their lives in a way that works for them. They will talk about their campaign, the kind of movements that can be done from the comfort of your own home, and give some tips about how to make being more active fun.