Launching the new stroke recovery exercise programme

woman doing crunches on the floor

This week, we are launching the new four-week stroke recovery exercise programme, designed to help you stay active in the comfort of your own home.

The Stroke Association have teamed up with charity A Stroke of Luck who focus on exercise-based recovery, to bring you a comprehensive programme focusing on strength, stability, stamina, and flexibility.

About the programme

The programme was developed by the founder of A Stroke of Luck Craig Pankhurst and his team of neurophysios Becky Robins, Nicole Lavin and Mark Watterson.

The programme has also been reviewed by an independent physiotherapist to ensure the videos are safe and appropriate for stroke recovery.

Below are the different mobility groups you can choose from to ensure you pick the exercises that suit your level.

Red group: For those with limited mobility and who may need help from a carer to support movement and exercise.

Amber group: For those with some mobility and can exercise independently, but may require support from a piece of furniture.

Green group: For those who can exercise on their own, have a good range of motion and are independently mobile.

Each week will have a theme that applies to all three groups and each video will include a warm-up and three exercises, these are also specific for each group.

Following the programme

To follow the programme check the stroke recovery exercises page regularly by bookmarking it in your browser.

You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified when a new video is released, every Tuesday at 11:00am.

Join the conversation

Our online community forum is also a great place to connect with others and share your stroke experience and talk about your recovery. Whether it be about getting active after stroke or adapting your home, the forum is a great place to connect with other stroke survivors, carers and anyone who has been touched by stroke.

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