Falls after stroke trial (research)

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The Falls After Stroke Trial (FAST) is testing a novel at-home exercise and safety training program. It aims to reduce your risk of falling and increase your ability to do daily activities.

The research team seeks people who have had a stroke in the last 5 years, are aged over 65 years and can walk 10 metres (with or without a walking aid). All participants will receive a detailed assessment from a physiotherapist/occupational therapist.

The intervention involves an exercise program which requires no extra time during the day. Activities you already do like brushing your teeth or making a cup of tea will be perfect opportunities to get steady on your feet.

Contact:

Trial coordinators Dr Stefanie Mikolaizak and Mrs Sally Day on 02 9351 9989. or email FAST.study@sydney.edu.au

This study is a collaboration between The University of Sydney, Macquarie University and The University of Canberra.

Participant information sheet (PDF 391 KB)