Keeping the UK's top killers in check: Stroke and high blood pressure
Wednesday 9th May - 10:35-11:05
In the UK, stroke is the third most common cause of death, as well as the main cause of acquired disability. In total, 130,000 individuals experience a first stroke each year.
Effective prevention and rehabilitation strategies are therefore crucial, with exercise a key component of those strategies. Indeed, a growing body of evidence highlights the positive impact exercise and physical activity can have in the primary and secondary prevention of stroke, as well as in stroke rehabilitation.
This session will use case studies to explore the evidence supporting the role of physical activity in the prevention of secondary stroke, as well as its benefits for stroke rehabilitation and improved function.
Tara Galloway, Head of Stroke Support at Stroke Association
Tara has worked for the Stroke Association for 7 years, managing services in Kent, Sussex and Essex.