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Stroke and neurological rehabilitation

Ladies in stroke and neurological rehabilitation In the area of stroke and neurological rehabilitation, we are focused on improving long-term outcomes through the use of innovative approaches to therapy.

Current research projects:

  • Enhancing the effects of exercise on lower limb motor function using fluoxetine (Prozac).
  • Exploring brain activity changes in healthy controls and patients with apraxia.
  • Determining which type of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation will be more effective to help stroke survivors improve their upper limb mobility.
  • Developing and piloting a program to ensure patients have the pertinent knowledge and confidence for their well-being at home and in the community.
  • Increasing the capacity for stroke research at St. John’s Rehab by interviewing patients and family members about their perspectives on how stroke research should be carried out at St. John’s Rehab.
  • Evaluating the effect of PROPEL (Promoting Optimal Physical Exercise for Life) on long-term participation after discharge.

If you are interested in participating in stroke research at St. John’s Rehab, contact Kay-Ann Allen at 416-226-6780 ext. 57614 or for more information.