MQ Health - Macquarie University

Recovery from stroke and brain injury

This research focusses on improving recovery of patients after stroke or other acquired brain injury, by maximising appropriate physical activity in patients on a long-term basis. Sustainable physical activity is proven to deliver the greatest recovery and to reduce the risk of other complications or health issues arising from reduced exercise and activity.

Projects in this area involve developing and validating evidence-based programs to facilitate patients’ self-management of their physical activity, and to reduce risk of other problems such as patients’ falling due to impaired balance and coordination.