Sharon Kramer recently presented a webinar for the Victorian Stroke Clinical Network. Her talk ‘Fitness training early after stroke’ is now available on the Stroke Foundation’s InformMe website.

The webinar explores the evidence for fitness training after stroke and the gaps in evidence for the effectiveness early after stroke. Sharon also covers the issues to consider when planning fitness training after stroke and how we can improve practice in the future.

Sharon is a PhD candidate at the Florey Neuroscience Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Her PhD project is focussed on cardiovascular fitness training early after stroke. Sharon is a physiotherapist and has worked in the Netherlands in stroke rehabilitation. She has a Master degree in Physiotherapy Science looking into physical activity levels in the first month after stroke. After finishing her Master’s degree she has worked at the Dutch and at Australasian Cochrane centre when she moved to Australia 3 years. She conducted overviews of systematic reviews and was teaching Cochrane systematic review methods to review authors. Currently, in addition to her PD candidature she also works as a blinded assessor and research assistant for several clinical research projects at the Florey Institute.