Exercise and Fitness Training After Stroke

1st Edition

a handbook for evidence-based practice


Key Features

  • Includes detailed background in stroke pathology, stroke management and how post-stroke problems may affect the ability to participate in exercise
  • Dedicated to evidence-based exercise prescription with special considerations, cautions and therapy-based strategies for safe practice
  • Covers issues of a professional nature, including national occupational standards, exercise referral pathways, as well as risk assessment and management related to stroke survivors
  • Quality content from a highly qualifi ed, experienced and respected multidisciplinary team

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



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© 2013
Churchill Livingstone
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About the editors

Gillian Mead

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Neurological Rehabilitation, Institute for Applied Health Research, School for Health and Life Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland,UK.