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Stroke Recovery in Motion toolkit now available! Planner helps in development of community-based physical activity programs for people with stroke.

The Stroke Recovery in Motion planner, developed with support from CPSR and Brain Canada, is now available through the March of Dimes. The planner is an evidence-informed, step-by-step toolkit designed to help anyone interested in developing and providing community-based physical activity programs for people with stroke. These include: Health service coordinators Community program managers and leaders Health professionals Fitness professionals Advisory groups People impacted by stroke Whether you are a novice who is developing your first community-based physical activity program or a leader who has delivered physical activity programs for decades, you’ll benefit from this detailed resource. Request your free…

Registration opens soon for Advances in Stroke Recovery 2023

Registration for Advances in Stroke Recovery will open this month so watch your email for a link to the site. Advances in Stroke Recovery, which takes places virtually from Jan. 23 to 25, brings together stroke recovery research leaders and the clinical care community from around the world to share new research findings and discover the next big things in the field in order to advances care for people living with stroke. A distinguished program committee has developed a two-stream program focused on clinical/applied advances and those in the research sphere. The meeting includes a dynamic poster session with oral…

2022 Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) Online Workshop – REGISTER NOW

Registration for CPSR’s Stroke Program in Neurorecovery (SPiN) Workshop is now open!The SPiN workshop brings together young researchers from across the world to learn from expert faculty about basic science and clinical stroke research. This three-day workshop is targeted for trainees (e.g., graduate students and post-doctoral fellows) and will be an excellent opportunity to network with other trainees and faculty in the field from within and outside of Canada. All trainees are welcome to apply! Workshop Dates: July 19-21, 2022 Location: Virtual via Zoom Registration Deadline: Friday July 15, 2022 Registration Link: https://buytickets.at/cpsr/533863 WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES Learn about the latest techniques and technologies in stroke recovery…

NOW AVAILABLE: The CPSR-funded Canadian Stroke Community-based Exercise Recommendations Update 2020

Available at: http://canstrokecommunityexercise.ca/ 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 updated guideline…

NOW AVAILABLE: CPSR-funded Reactive Balance Training Toolkit

Available at: https://kite-uhn.com/tools/rebal After years of research and development, CPSR researchers have gone live with a valuable toolkit to help people practice and improve control of their balance reactions and prevent falls, especially after stroke. Development of the toolkit began in 2018, thanks to funding from CPSR. This toolkit is for health-care professionals who treat clients for problems with balance or increased falls risk. Dr. Avril Mansfield of UHN describes the work behind this toolkit, why it’s needed and who use should it:  Why did you develop the Reactive Balance Training Toolkit?  When we lose our balance and start to fall, we…

Now live: The Toronto Rehab – KITE Research Reactive Balance Training Toolkit

Many people, like older adults and individuals with stroke, are increased risk for falls. In order to keep from falling down, people must often perform rapid and sophisticated reactions, like stepping or grasping movements. Reactive balance training (RBT) retrains these rapid reactions. RBT has been shown to improve control of rapid balance reactions and reduce fall rates by almost half compared to no exercise or ‘typical’ balance training. The aim of this CPSR-funded toolkit is to help healthcare professionals (e.g., physiotherapists or kinesiologists) use RBT in their rehabilitation practices. Check it out! https://kite-uhn.com/tools/rebal

Register now for the Ottawa Stroke Summit – Nov. 26

Don’t miss out on 2021’s best educational and networking opportunity in stroke. The fully accredited Ottawa Stroke Summit includes the prestigious flagship Canadian national stroke lectures, a look at CPSR’s CanStim platform, early-supported discharge programs, telehealth strategies, management of post-stroke depression, a lively debate on the timing and intensity of rehabilitation, and so much more! CPSR research leaders are among presenters. Read the program here and sign up NOW: https://uottawacpd.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/strokes2021/info/Agenda

Anne Vivian-Scott joins CPSR Board

CPSR is pleased to announce that Anne Vivian-Scott, MBA, PEng, President and CEO, Kinarm, has joined the Board of Directors: Ms. Vivian-Scott’s 25 years in professional practice has led her in fields as diverse as engineering construction to corporate finance. The majority of her career has been occupied by the challenging task of commercializing university-based research discoveries into meaningful products and services. She took on the headship at Kinarm in 2009, becoming full-time in 2013. Her current role is very representative of the approach taken by PARTEQ Innovations, the technology transfer agent of Queen’s University, to commercialization: roll up your sleeves, develop an…

Read our 2020-21 Annual Report

As we reflect on where we’ve come, we also look to the road ahead. In the next two years, our community — and this Partnership — will face its own set of challenges and we will need to take a new direction. Our current funding model comes to an end in March 2023.  We say this with deep gratitude for two decades of incredible support from Heart & Stroke and from our other partners. Investments in the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR) have provided crucial research infrastructure, helped recruit top scientists, developed capacity, catalyzed new ideas, built platforms and…