EnableMe podcast

Podcasts are internet radio programs that you can download or listen to online with a computer, tablet or mobile phone.

In this EnableMe podcast series, we bring together stroke survivors, health professionals and researchers with practical advice for reclaiming your life after stroke.

Next Podcast - Travel

People often say it’s the journey that matters, not the destination. But although both can be a challenge when you’ve had a stroke, travel is still an important goal for many stroke survivors. In our next 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.

What would you like to know about travelling after stroke?

Please use the form on the travel podcast page to ask your question of our experts. If you need an answer for your specific situation, make sure you include a contact email address. Alternatively, you can call StrokeLine on 1800 787 653, email strokeline@strokefoundation.org.au or go to Ask a health professional.

 

Episode 18 – Driving

National regulations state you shouldn’t drive for two weeks after a TIA or four weeks after a stroke, and that you need medical clearance to start driving again.

Many people find getting back to driving helps their independence and their sense of returning to a normal life, but there can be obstacles. In this podcast, we talk about the process for returning to driving after a stroke, the issues that can affect someone’s ability to drive and what you can do about them. We also consider what happens when you can't return to driving and the impact it can have.

Our guests are occupational therapist Associate Professor Stacey George from Flinders University; stroke survivor Tania Shirgwin, who has regained her licence and organised a fundraising drive; and occupational therapist Simone Russell, from StrokeLine.

Find out more and read the transcript

All episodes


EnableMe podcast

Podcasts are internet radio programs that you can download or listen to online with a computer, tablet or mobile phone.

In this EnableMe podcast series, we bring together stroke survivors, health professionals and researchers with practical advice for reclaiming your life after stroke.

Next Podcast - Travel

People often say it’s the journey that matters, not the destination. But although both can be a challenge when you’ve had a stroke, travel is still an important goal for many stroke survivors. In our next 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.

What would you like to know about travelling after stroke?

Please use the form on the travel podcast page to ask your question of our experts. If you need an answer for your specific situation, make sure you include a contact email address. Alternatively, you can call StrokeLine on 1800 787 653, email strokeline@strokefoundation.org.au or go to Ask a health professional.

 

Episode 18 – Driving

National regulations state you shouldn’t drive for two weeks after a TIA or four weeks after a stroke, and that you need medical clearance to start driving again.

Many people find getting back to driving helps their independence and their sense of returning to a normal life, but there can be obstacles. In this podcast, we talk about the process for returning to driving after a stroke, the issues that can affect someone’s ability to drive and what you can do about them. We also consider what happens when you can't return to driving and the impact it can have.

Our guests are occupational therapist Associate Professor Stacey George from Flinders University; stroke survivor Tania Shirgwin, who has regained her licence and organised a fundraising drive; and occupational therapist Simone Russell, from StrokeLine.

Find out more and read the transcript

All episodes