FALL EDITION OF THE STROKE REHABILITATION INTENSITY NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE
This issue features:
- stories from two organizations about how they have improved their stroke rehab intensity;
- a section on the importance of accuracy for Service Interruptions and how it can impact your RI metric;
- a knowledge check regarding patients with low tolerance and their appropriateness for rehab. This includes tips for achieving rehab intensity targets for these patients.
Please consult the Rehab Intensity Resources tab on this webpage for more details and to access the newsletter.
November 7, 2019
New Virtual Learning Classroom Module : Management of the Upper Extremity Following Stroke
Management of the Upper Extremity Following Stroke:
A Guide for Healthcare Providers
This e-learning module was developed as a collaborative effort between Christine Grant, Physiotherapist and the West GTA Stroke Network. The module focuses on the Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder Join Complex and discusses the changes that can occur to the upper extremity following a stroke. This module focuses on the prevention and management of hemiplegic shoulder pain and reviews appropriate positioning principles to use with stroke survivors. Check the e-learning page of the West GTA Stroke Network website to access the module.
June 27, 2019
What is stroke rehabilitation?
Stroke Rehabilitation is a progressive, dynamic, goal-oriented process aimed at enabling a person with impairment to reach his or her optimal physical, cognitive, emotional, communicative and/or social functional level.
Stroke Rehabilitation is known to reduce disability and dependence for stroke survivors, and evidence shows that more is better. Rehabilitation activities begin early after the stroke occurs, once the stroke survivor is medically stable and can identify goals for rehabilitation and recovery.
Where does stroke rehabilitation occur?
Rehabilitation is a process not a place. It can occur in the hospital setting, outpatient setting, community or home. Where rehabilitation takes place depends on factors like severity of the stroke, the nature of rehabilitation goals and availability of services.
Exercise Tools and Resources
Vision Therapy Information and Resources
- Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association
- Canadian Optometrists in Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Vision Screening Checklist for Clinicians
- Vision Screening Tool
Upper Extremity Treatment Post Stroke Resources
- West GTA Stroke Network Virtual Learning Classroom Module: Management of the Upper Extremity Following Stroke - A Guide for Healthcare Providers
- Stroke Upper Extremity Toolkit (Winnipeg Health Region)
Other Stroke Tools and Resources
- CorHealth Ontario Clinical Tools and Resources for Implementation
- Stroke Engine
- NEO passive ROM exercises for patients (self-ranging) and family/caregivers (exercise package)
- Visual Field Deficit Handout Feb 2011 from NEO Stroke Network
- Handling of the Hemiplegic Arm Poster for Nurses (from NEO Stroke Network)
- NEO self learning program (positioning and mobility)
- List of Botox Injectors/Spasticity Clinics
- Hemiplegic Arm Protocol (from Southwestern Ontario Stroke Network)
- Sunnybrook Neglect Assessment Procedure
- SNAP Neglect Manual v2a.pdf
- Leibovitch et al 2012 JCEN - SNAP
Brochures and Fact Sheets
- Driving After a Stroke Brochure Trillium Health Partners
- Driving - Fact Sheet for Clinicians
- Fact Sheet Driving for Patients
- Driving Fact Sheet from SWO Stroke Network
Regional Referral Tools and Forms - Outpatient and Community Rehab
- GTA Rehab Network - Rehab Finder
- Rehabilitative Care Alliance - Rehabilitative Care in Ontario
- Community Step Up Program (Online Referral Available)
- NeuroRehab Step UP Program Halton Healthcare (Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital) - Referral Form Available Online
- Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital Outpatient Neuro Rehab Referral Forms
- Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital Outpatient Neuro Rehab Brochure
Regional Referral Tools and Forms -Spasticity
Rehab Intensity Resources
STROKE BEST PRACTICES IN REHAB
HOT TOPICS IN REHAB
EVIDENCE BASED RESOURCES
REHAB OPERATIONAL COMMITTEE PAGE
Stacey Williams M.Sc.(OT), OT Reg.(Ont.), MHM
West GTA Stroke Network
Email – Stacey.Williams@thp.ca
Trillium Health Partners
150 Sherway Drive, Main Floor, Room 1480
Toronto, ON, M9C 1A5
Tel: 905-848-7580 Ext. 5683