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Module 7: Physical activities and exercise in stroke recovery

At the end of this module, you will be able to; 5.1. Describe the importance of initiating physical activity and exercise in stroke recovery 5.2. Principles of post-stroke exercises 5.3. Type of exercises we should promote and its frequency 5.4. Motivators and barriers to continue exercises 5.1. The importance of initiating physical activities and exercise as early as possible In Module 4, we saw the brain’s recovery attempts after a stroke. We can help the…

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How to improve upper limb weakness

About 85 percent of those who experience a stroke will have some sort of weakness in one or both of their upper limbs. This post discusses recommended methods of improving upper limb weakness. A stroke occurs as a result of an interruption to the blood supply to a part of the brain that controls body movements and sensory inputs from body parts. There are two types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Although some of the…

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Glossary of Terms: Physical fitness and related terms

This glossary covers the terms used in the promotion of physical fitness. it includes the terms, physical activity, exercise, and types of exercises. The proper understanding of these terms and concepts are critically important in improving care for those living with a stroke. Medical clearance All guidelines recommend for anyone living with a stroke should consult a physician and undergo medical screening to decide the suitability of exercises and range of motions. Physical fitness: Physical…

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Exercise and rehab guidelines/ manuals

Resources Ontario Stroke Network: Post-stroke community-based exercise guidelines Fitness and mobility exercise (FAME) program for stroke:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3266302/ FAME program for chronic stroke:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3226792/ Manual for basic exercises for stroke: https://www.oatext.com/manual-of-basic-physiotherapeutic-exercises-for-family-and-caregivers-of-stroke-patients.php#gsc.tab=0 Physical activity and exercises recommendations for stroke:https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/STR.0000000000000022 At-home exercises for stroke survivors:https://strokeconnection.strokeassociation.org/Spring-2019/At-home-Exercises-for-Stroke-Survivors/ Canadian best practices guidelines Management of upper extremity following stroke: https://www.strokebestpractices.ca/recommendations/stroke-rehabilitation/management-of-the-upper-extremity-following-stroke Range of motion exercises for shoulder, arm, and hand: https://www.strokebestpractices.ca/recommendations/stroke-rehabilitation/range-of-motion-and-spasticity-in-the-shoulder-arm-and-hand If you have more guidelines, manuals, and other resources related to exercises for stroke,…

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Blend cardio with muscle strengthening exercises

In your post-stroke recovery journey, experts say to blend cardio exercises with muscle strength exercises

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