This is a community-based exercise program developed for people with stroke and who have some standing and walking ability. It has been shown that this program improves mobility, cardiovascular fitness and arm and hand function. A physical therapist or occupational therapist instructs the patient in the program to then complete independently. It is important to note that better outcomes are achieved if the patient has family, friends or a caregiver who can assist with the program.
Developed in Vancouver, Canada by Janice Eng (PhD, PT/OT) with invaluable assistance from Andrew Dawson (MD, FRCP), Daniel Marigold (PhD) and Marco Pang (PhD, PT).
Funding was provided from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon.
Access and Target User/Learner:
Access: An instruction manual can be downloaded from the University of British Columbia website at: http://neurorehab.med.ubc.ca/fame/
Target: PT, OT, Assistant Staff, Nurses and other care providers.