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 or of course, another stroke if you’ve had one. If you have had a stroke, you will hopefully have been shown how to implement a programme of consistent repetitive movement 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. but this time, it’s a very interactive one for you.
This will be on Tuesday 26th October.
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.
One of the things I’m going to try and do is to help everyone in the online room. Each will have have their own particular presentation and we’re going to see what we can do so that everyone is helped…
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.