Clinical practice resources
Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations (CSBPR)
CSBPR provide current stroke evidence-based guidelines for stroke prevention and management. Each section is reviewed and updated bi-annually. This site also includes a variety of quality documents, professional resources, and patient and family resources.
Stroke Engine provides information and evidence for stroke assessments and interventions as well as information about stroke consequences.
Evidence Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR)
The EBRSR provides in-depth reviews of over 4500 studies in the area of stroke rehabilitation.
Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN)
CANN supports stroke nursing expertise in a variety of ways including regular provincial and national education opportunities.
Canadian Stroke Consortium (CSC)
The CSC is a professional association for physicians interested in stroke; associate members also represent other disciplines involved in stroke prevention and treatment. The association is committed to reducing the burden of stroke through the translation of clinical research into clinical practice. They have a number of valuable tools and resources and lead the design and implementation of clinical research activities and educational initiatives that contribute to reducing the burden of stroke on Canadians.
Fitness and Mobility Exercise Program (FAME)
FAME is a group exercise program for people after stroke. It has been shown to improve motor function, cardiovascular fitness, and bone density of people living with stroke.
Together in Movement and Exercise (TIME)
TIME is a community-based program welcoming people with balance and mobility challenges to exercise. The group exercise program is developed by physiotherapists at Toronto Rehab, and led by fitness instructors in numerous community centres across the country.
Graded Repetitive Arm Supplementary Program (GRASP)
GRASP is an arm and hand exercise program for people with stroke. It has been tested as a randomized control trial and the results have been published and are shown to be effective. The program, manual and GRASP books are offered free of charge.