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New name and bigger mandate for Canadian organization leading the world in research on stroke recovery

HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery brings together research all-stars with $6.5 million annual investment MONTREAL: The Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) and six of Canada’s leading stroke research centres today announced a new name and bigger mandate for the HSF Centre for Stroke Recovery, the Canadian organization that leads the world in stroke recovery research. After 11 successful years, the Centre will now be known as the HSF Canadian

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Our Video tells you more about the Partnership

Watch this VIDEO to learn more about the important work of the HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery and to meet some of the people involved.

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Study finds that participation in cardiac rehab programs can result in huge gains for recovery in stroke patients

Open cardiac outpatient rehabilitation programs for stroke patients across Canada, researchers urge Montreal — Stroke patients who participate in a cardiac rehabilitation program for six months make rapid gains in how far and fast they can walk, the use of weakened limbs and their ability to sit and stand, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. On average, participants saw a 21-per-cent improvement in the strength

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Trainees are the engine driving our research. They are the research leaders of tomorrow.

The CPSR National Trainee Association supports networking, career development and interdisciplinary training programs in stroke recovery.

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A sound approach to stroke recovery

Simple melodies and familiar tunes spoke to him, despite the fact that Joel Licuanan’s legs and arms were very weak after a major stroke at age 35. “I’m not sure what was happening to my brainwaves, but the music created excitement and gave me motivation,” says the Toronto man. Joel participated in a music therapy pilot study at the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR), where he learned to pick out songs

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Exercise may bring major benefits after mini stroke

High blood pressure and two TIAs left Norma Reid feeling anxious and uncertain. The 72-year-old retired Toronto teacher and homemaker worried about having another transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke, and she was fearful about her risk of a big stroke with permanent disabilities. And, then, she joined a research study at the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR).  Now, she walks every day. She uses hand-held

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