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Canadian Stroke Community-Based Exercise Recommendations

A Resource for Community-based Exercise Providers

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We welcome comments, suggestions, and questions about the development and application of the Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations Update 2020. Please contact Co-Chairs:

Elizabeth Inness, PT, PhD
Affiliate Scientist, Innovations & Rehabilitation Clinics, KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network; Assistant Professor (status), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto.
+1-416-597-3422 Ext 7816
liz.inness@uhn.ca

Nancy Salbach, PT, PhD
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network.
+1-416-946-8558
nancy.salbach@utoronto.ca

ABOUT the Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations Update 2020

The Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations (CSCER) were developed to support the translation of best evidence (research, best practice guidelines, and expert opinion) into clear recommendations for program and exercise providers to support the implementation of safe and appropriate exercise programs for people with stroke in a variety of community settings.

A national inter-professional writing group of healthcare professionals and researchers from across Canada with expertise in stroke, best practices in stroke care, and implementation of community exercise programming iteratively revised and appraised the CSCER. The CSCER and companion brochure were reviewed by leading experts, including researchers, healthcare professionals, community program and exercise providers, and people with stroke and caregivers.

The final guideline includes 8 core recommendations specific to the content and delivery of community exercise programs, a summary of the evidence, and resources to support Canada-wide implementation.

A companion guide is also available to assist people with stroke and their caregivers in choosing a community exercise program to meet their needs.

Resources:

Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations Update 2020 "At-a-Glance"
Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations Update 2020
Choosing a Community Exercise Program after Stroke - a companion guide for people with stroke and their caregivers

Coming Soon: The Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations and the Patient Guide will be available in French.

Writing Group

Expert Panel


Contact US

We welcome comments, suggestions, and questions about the development and application of the Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations Update 2020. Please contact Co-Chairs:

Elizabeth Inness, PT, PhD
Affiliate Scientist, Innovations & Rehabilitation Clinics, KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network; Assistant Professor (status), Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto.
+1-416-597-3422 Ext 7816
liz.inness@uhn.ca

Nancy Salbach, PT, PhD
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network.
+1-416-946-8558
nancy.salbach@utoronto.ca

Development of the Canadian Stroke Community-Based Exercise Recommendations Update 2020 has been made possible with the financial support of Health Canada, through the Canada Brain Research Fund, an innovative partnership between the Government of Canada (through Health Canada) and Brain Canada, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Minister of Health or the Government of Canada.