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.

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.