Regular exercise is important for everyone, including people who have had a stroke. There are different types of exercise, including exercise that improves heart function (‘cardio’ or aerobic exercise), exercise that increases muscle strength, and exercise that improves balance. But most people find that they do not have time to do all types of exercise. Some exercises may improve heart function, strength, and balance at the same time. The purpose of this study is to see if a new type of exercise that improves balance will also improve heart function and strength in people who have had a stroke.
Given the competing demands on the limited time and energy of those with stroke, it will be important to know if multiple components of fitness can be targeted with a single type of exercise. We hope that our findings can help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of stroke rehabilitation.
Had a stroke more than 6 months ago
Can stand without support for more than 30 seconds
Approved for posting
Health and Wellness, Kinesiology
12 weeks total, 36 sessions
You will participate in either a fitness exercise program or balance exercise program, that will last for 12 weeks (3 sessions/week). The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of the balance training program.
Travel will be reimbursed
You will be provided reimbursement for your travel to and from the centre.
550 University Ave Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X5