Helping you with your own stroke recovery

  • Stroke information

    Find factsheets, resources and tools to help you understand how stroke affects people, and how to get help or to help yourself

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    In this podcast, we talk about issues like knowing when it’s safe to fly, finding accessible destinations and transport, making sure you have assistance if you need it, and getting travel insurance.

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    MedAdvisor App

    The Stroke Foundation has partnered with MedAdvisor, a FREE app, to help you organise and order your medications, from your smart phone, tablet or computer by connecting you to your local pharmacy. With MedAdvisor, you can pre-order your medications; receive reminders about when to take your medications or when to fill a script; and manage the medications of loved ones. 

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  • Word of the day

    Botulinum Toxin

    Also known by brand names Botox and Dysport. A highly toxic protein, sometimes used in minute amounts as a muscle relaxant with stroke survivors who have painful spasciticity or high tone in their muscles affecting their ability to walk and function.


    For similar information see Procedures

    Botulinum toxin is a type of medicine. 

    It relaxes your muscles. 

    Sometimes a stroke causes problems with your muscles. 

    You might have painful and tight muscles. 

    This can make it hard to walk or move. 

    A small amount of botulinum toxin can help relax the muscles. 

    It is also called Botox or Dysport.


    For similar information see Procedures