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

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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 provides 8 core recommendations specific to content and delivery of community exercise programs, a summary of the evidence, and resources to support Canada-wide implementation.
A companion guide “Choosing a Community Exercise Program After Stroke” is also available to assist people with stroke and caregivers in  selecting a program to meet their needs.

For more information about the development and application of the Recommendations, feel free to reach out to Writing Group Co-Chairs:
Elizabeth L. Inness, PT, PhD.   and
Nancy Salbach, PT, PhD.

Funding: Brain Canada and Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery