Stroke recovery exercises - Amber group
This section contains information and exercises suitable for stroke survivors in the amber group of our stroke recovery exercise programme.
Exercise releases endorphins, a hormone that boosts mood, self-esteem, relieves stress and promotes feelings of well-being. Ask your carer, family member or friend to help you get started.
Following the programme
Now you have chosen the right mobility group for you, its time to get started. You can follow the programme by watching the videos below on this page, or subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch it from there.
Below is each weekly video, focusing on strength, stability, stamina and flexibility. To play the video you want, click the play button in the middle of the video.
Week 1 - Strength
Week 2 - Stability
Week 3 - Stamina
Week 4 - Flexibility
*Each video is led by a qualified physiotherapist and includes written coaching notes to emphasise points to work on. These videos are intended to support the rehabilitation needs of stroke survivors but may not be suitable for everyone. Before using these videos, please discuss their suitability with your doctor or stroke health professional.
You can now also watch each video with a complete transcript from our video library, to access these videos just click the button below.
We hope you enjoy the stroke recovery exercises programme. If you have any comments or feedback please leave a comment on our YouTube channel or share your experience on the forum or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 week stroke specific exercise programme
In addition to the four week programme, our collaboration with A Stroke of Luck also includes a 12 week programme. Each video focuses on a different area of the body or theme. They were designed to help you be more active at home.
You can follow these videos at a pace that suits you, whether that’s week-by-week or day-by-day.
Week 1 - Stretches
Week 2 - Core strength
Week 3 - Ankle and foot
Week 4 - Shoulders
Week 5 - Trunk
Week 6 - Hip and knee
Week 7 - Wrist and hand
Week 8 - Balance
Week 9 - Coordination
Week 10 - Fine motor skills
Week 11 - Let's get moving!
Week 12 - Relaxation and breathing
Each video is led by a qualified physiotherapist and includes written coaching notes to emphasise points to work on. These videos are intended to support the rehabilitation needs of stroke survivors but may not be suitable for everyone. Before using these videos, please discuss their suitability with your doctor or stroke health professional.