Today we launched INSPIRE. Later Life Training qualified instructors, leaders and those who work closely with us have been asking for updates on a whole variety of things. We have a mix of updates on each of our courses, highlights from research (with our courses), highlights from practice (model services), upcoming events, thought provoking questions…
This months Stroke Matters (May 2011) has an excellent article by Dr Gillian Mead, one of the key researchers behind the evidence base for exercise and fitness training after stroke and one of the key developers of the Exercise and Fitness training after Stroke (EfS) course now run by LLT. The article starts with how…
Dawn has two PhD students working with her at Glasgow Caledonian University, looking at developing games for health that can be ‘played’ by older people on a computer at home. One is considering the best interface for physiotherapists to be able to monitor and progress the exercise by receiving information on the games useage and…
Bob Laventure is joining forces with the University of Bath in a pilot project, funded by the MRC, looking at the effect of volunteer peer mentors in engaging and supporting older people to be more active. The project will also consider the views and outcomes for the peer activity motivators themselves.
The BalanceMaster lower limb exerciser provides a progressive, safe and rhythmic movement pattern, designed to improve joint mobility, proprioception and dynamic muscle stability for the lower limb and pelvic regions. Research by Dawn Skelton (LLT Director and Reader in Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University) and colleagues has shown it to be effective at…
In 2008, Sherrington et al published a systematic review of over 100 exercise programmes to prevent falls. In a nutshell, they found that successful intervention had to have 3 things in place: a dose of over 50 hours highly challenging balance training (narrowing base of support, reducing holding support, dynamic as well as static balance…
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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A community-based exercise and education scheme for stroke survivors: a randomized controlled trial and economic evaluation 2010
A community-based exercise and education scheme for stroke survivors: a randomized controlled trial and economic evaluation
Harrington et al. Clin Rehabil. 2010.
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