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Monthly Archives: Tuesday February 18th, 2014

Can telerehabilitation fill huge gaps, improve recovery for people living with stroke? Seven studies seek answers

For immediate release: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 OTTAWA _ A $1.3-million national initiative announced today will deliver “telerehabilitation” to the homes of more than 200 people living with stroke in at least 10 Canadian cities -- the first step towards improving access to desperately needed stroke-recovery services. Researchers in Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia will test innovative ways to provide physical,

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New funding announced for researchers, trainees in stroke recovery

The HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery is investing $520,000 over one year in catalyst funding for stroke recovery research projects and $37,500 in two new special training awards. Deadline for registration for Catalyst Grants and the Hakim Research Award is March 7 with full submissions due on March 31. Results will be announced May 2, with funding beginning on May 12. Full details are available HERE. Deadline for applications for

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Google Earth and an exercise bike promote stroke recovery

Imagine being plunked in Paris, France in front of a boulangerie. The Eiffel Tower can be seen in the distance. Your task? Find your way on a bike through the streets of Paris to the iconic French landmark, while enjoying the architecture and atmosphere along the way. HSF Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery researchers at the University of Waterloo are using Google Earth's virtual world and specialized exercise equipment to take people recovering

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Journal article urges more emphasis on rehab and recovery

In the February issue of the The International Journal of Stroke, Canadian physician and stroke researcher Dr. Robert Teasell and colleagues state that “only 5-9% of stroke patients discharged home from acute care received a referral to outpatient rehabilitation, and patients referred to in-home rehabilitation services receive only 3-9 total rehabilitation visits on average.” They argue that “stroke survivors feel abandoned by the health-care

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