Despite strong evidence that organised stroke care improves outcomes (Stroke Trialist Collaboration, 2003), organisational issues and resource limitation meant that many patients still do not receive adequate specialist community stroke rehabilitation. Stroke Networks are tasked with working with local agencies to ensure that specialist care is available for all appropriate patients (National Audit Office, Improving…
The Stroke Improvement website is an amazing resource for those working in community stroke exercise services. This easily navigable site allows you to navigate policy and standards, real life best practice examples of services and reports on effectiveness of services. For those managing or setting up exercise services this is a must visit site. NHS…
LLT are working with Clare Draper and Trish Cowie from Wiltshire Council to ensure the best outcome measures are used in practice. They will help in the auditing of the project to see the effect of EfS delivered classes on function and quality of life in Stroke survivors discharged from rehabilitation.
LLT have received endorsement for the Exercise and Fitness Training after Stroke course from the UK Forum for Stroke Training. We can now use the UKFST Quality Mark on our documentation and Certificates. The quality mark has a unique code for the EfS course – QM0045. To find out more about the standards required by…
Cochrane Review: Interventions for post-stroke fatigue
McGeough et al. 2009
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McGeough et al Cochrane fatigue in stroke 2009 Summary to download Summary
Cochrane Review: Circuit class therapy for improving mobility after stroke
English et al. 2010
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EfS – Association of Activity Limitations and Lower-Limb Explosive Extensor Power in Ambulatory People With Stroke 2008
Association of Activity Limitations and Lower-Limb Explosive Extensor Power in Ambulatory People With Stroke
Saunders et al. Arch Phys Med. 2008.
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The LLT EfS Course is also mentioned in the Nov 2010 edition of the British Association of Stroke Physicians Newsletter.
The LLT EfS course is recommended in the Best Practice Guidance for the Development of Exercise after Stroke Services in Community Settings November 2010, which can be downloaded from the Exercise After Stroke Website. This website is part of a Scottish Government funded project to scope the provision of Exercise after Stroke services across Scotland…