Moving Forward After Stroke

Moving Forward After Stroke

Do you have patients affected by stroke who could benefit from a new and exciting exercise programme?

In partnership with Active Stirling, the Stroke Association has launched ‘Moving Forward after Stroke’ for adults aged 18 and over, at any stage of their stroke journey, living in Forth Valley. They are now calling on health professionals to refer patients who they believe may benefit.

This stroke-specific exercise programme is designed to reduce the risk of secondary stroke and improve physical fitness and function. Participants undergo a free 12 week programme delivered by specialist instructors within Stirling Sports Village, including health education sessions.

Friederike Klinghammer, Moving Forward after Stroke Programme Co-ordinator, believes the programme is a great opportunity for people who have had a stroke to enhance their recovery process.

He explained: “My colleague Dawn and I are looking forward to working on the programme, supporting stroke survivors on their journey towards the recovery of lost functions and independence. We want to help participants adopt a healthier lifestyle, which will not only result in a better quality of life but will also reduce the risk of a second stroke”.

For more information, please contact Friederike at friederike.klinghammer@stroke.org.uk or call 07764 907472.

Spring 2018 News