Exercise and Fitness Training After Stroke

a handbook for evidence-based practice

  • Peter Langhorne, PhD, FRCPG , Professor of Stroke Care, University of Glasgow; Honorary Consultant, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
  • Edited by

    • Gillian Mead, MB BChir, MA, MD, FRCP, Reader in Geriatric Medicine/Honorary Consultant Geriatrician, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Scotland; British Association of Stroke Physicians-Scientific Committee; British Geriatrics Society-Academic and Research Committee; Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network: member of guideline development group for stroke
    • Frederike van Wijck, BSc, MSc, PhD, MCSP, FHEA, Reader in Neurological Rehabilitation, Institute for Applied Health Research, School for Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland,UK.

    This brand new book is the first of its kind dedicated to exercise and fitness training after stroke. It aims to provide health and exercise professionals, and other suitably qualified individuals, with the necessary information to design and evaluate exercise and fitness programmes for stroke survivors that are safe and effective. The content is based on current evidence and aligned with national clinical guidelines and service frameworks, highlighting the importance of physical activity in self-management after stroke. The book has also been written for stroke survivors and carers who may be interested in physical activity after stroke.

    Exercise and Fitness Training After Stroke comprehensively discusses the manifestations of stroke and how stroke is managed, the evidence for exercise and fitness training after stroke, how to design, deliver, adapt and evaluate exercise, as well as how to set up exercise services and specialist fitness training programmes for stroke survivors.

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Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • Imprint: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5206-4


Table of Contents

Part 1. Essentials of stroke care

    1. What is a stroke?

    2. The management of stroke

    3. Post stroke problems

    Part 2. Foundations for exercise and fitness training after stroke

    4. Physical fitness and function after stroke

    5. Evidence for exercise and fitness training after stroke

    6. Understanding and enhancing exercise behaviour after stroke

    7. Communication: getting it right

    8. One stroke survivor’s journey

    Part 3. Practical applications of exercise and fitness training after stroke

    9. Preparing for exercise after stroke

    10. Designing and delivering an exercise and fitness training programme to stroke survivors

    11. Evaluating exercise and fitness training after stroke: outcome assessment

    Part 4. Exercise after stroke: service design and guidelines

      12. Models of exercise after stroke service design

      13. Guidelines for exercise after stroke service design

      14. Conclusions

      Glossary