Exercise and Fitness Training After Stroke - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702043383, 9780702052064

Exercise and Fitness Training After Stroke

1st Edition

a handbook for evidence-based practice

Editors: Gillian Mead Frederike van Wijck
Paperback ISBN: 9780702043383
eBook ISBN: 9780702052064
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 6th November 2012
Page Count: 288


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.

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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About the Editor

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.