Aerobic Exercise – subacute

It has been shown that patients with stroke have been shown to have low endurance during exercise, likely due to both the event and also as a secondary reaction to forced inactivity. It is also known that there is a positive connection between aerobic capacity and functional performance (Katz-Leurer et al. 2003). This module focuses on aerobic exercise as an intervention for people who are in the sub-acute phase (1-6 months post stroke) of recovery.

Click here to view the AEROBICS 2019 Update Best Practice Recommendations.

Click here to access the CPSR 2013 Clinicians’ guide.
Click here to access the CPSR 2013 Patients’ guide.

Authors*: Adam Kagan, B.Sc.; Anita Petzold, BSc OT; Nathalie Serrat, BSC PT; Amanda Ischayek BSc PT; Sabrina Ianni, BSc, PT; Caroline Labelle, BSc PT; Sukhdeep Johal, Bsc PT; Monica Trozzo BSc. PT; Elissa Sitcoff, BA BSc; Annabel McDermott, OT; Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT

Expert Reviewers: Janice Eng, PhD PT; Pamela Duncan, PhD PT(C)

Evidence reviewed as of before 22-11-2011

NOTE: *The authors have no direct financial interest in any tools, tests or interventions presented in StrokEngine.