Health Sciences takes a walk for World Stroke Day
3 November 2009
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;
- Exercise to prevent falls, enhance mobility and increase physical activity after stroke: The STROKE CLUB trial
- Treadmill training to improve walking after stroke: The AMBULATE trial
- Treadmill training with body weight support to establish more walking in acute stroke: The MOBILISE trial
- EMG-triggered electrical stimulation to increase strength and upper limb activity after stroke: The ACTIVATE trial
- Assistance to increase outdoor journeys after stroke: The OUT-AND-ABOUT Trial
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