by Coralie English We found that when stroke survivors stood up every 30 minutes and performed 3 minutes of light intensity exercises, their blood pressure was lower, compared to when they sat continuously for 8 hours. We have all heard the media stories about the dangers of sitting time - ‘beware the chair’, ‘sitting is the [...]
by Dr Tom Lillicrap Fatigue is a common, and often debilitating symptom in stroke survivors. For many patients, fatigue improves on its own over the first 2-3 months after their stroke. However, fatigue that persists beyond 3 months will often continue for many months or years afterwards. Severe fatigue interferes with a person’s ability to [...]
by Sue Bowden It was a thrill to be asked to talk at the Bridging the Continuum Conference. When the organisers invited me to do a presentation, I scribbled notes in my diary. Bridging the Continuum, Global Conference, 20 minutes, lots of people, consumer, present Friday. Ask someone else about accommodation? Some rules about not being [...]
by A/Prof Coralie English As my thumbs recover from tweeting up a storm at the Stroke2018 conference – see #Stroke2018Syd / #Stroke2018 (rogue hashtags abounded!) - I am reflecting on the Meeting: on lessons learnt, new insights gained, old collaborations strengthened and new connections formed. My first SSA conference was in 2005 and I have [...]
by Jan Chamberlain The strains of We Are the Champions by Queen set the tone for the Centre of Research Excellence grant development workshop in late June. With future leaders in stroke rehabilitation and brain recovery coming from Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney the two days were set to be thought-provoking and educational. The workshop [...]
To read the paper click here. Prof Dominique Cadilhac also appears on a video at that webpage speaking about the publication.
by Gillian Mason Gillian Mason was extra lucky in May to back up from Spotlight on Stroke and talk all things stroke and brain science with Sarah Valkenborghs and Dr Lin Kooi Ong at The Edwards bar for the Newcastle leg of the international Pint of Science festival. This festival sees researchers chat about science [...]
by Gillian Mason Newcastle stroke survivors say to me regularly that they’d like to see more of our researchers, to understand what’s going on in the ‘fancy building on the hill’ and find out what our work means for them. Some share that they feel that health professionals and researchers might not actually know what [...]
Despite the exponential growth in the evidence base for stroke rehabilitation, there is still a paucity of knowledge about how to consistently and sustainably deliver evidence-based stroke rehabilitation therapies in clinical practice. To read the abstract click here.