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Health Sciences takes a walk for World Stroke Day


3 November 2009

The Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group take a walk for Stroke Day
The Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group take a walk for Stroke Day

The Faculty of Health Sciences did their bit for World Stroke Day on Thursday 29 October by taking a lunchtime walk to promote the role of physical activity in stroke prevention and management.

The Neurological Rehabilitation Research group organised the lunchtime walk to promote the theme of the Day - 'Stroke,what can I do?' - to other staff and students. The Group is currently undertaking several research projects around stroke aimed at improving physical activity, walking, community ambulation and preventing falls.

These include projects funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), National Heart Foundation and NSW Health such as;

At the recent Australian Physiotherapy National Conference, the Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group presented 12 papers, five of which were related to their stroke research.

For more information about the Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group visit their website at www.fhs.usyd.edu.au/clinical_rehabilitation_sciences/neurological