About the StrokeEd Collaboration

Established in 2011 and based in Sydney Australia, the StrokeEd collaboration offers evidence-based workshops to improve the skills, knowledge and practice of rehabilitation therapists, and influence the delivery of rehabilitation services to stroke survivors.  Members of the StrokeEd Collaboration are:

  • Experienced clinicians, educators and active researchers
  • Recognised leaders in their profession
  • Higher research degree graduates (PhD or masters by research)
  • Experienced providers of rehabilitation in public and/or private health
  • Registered physiotherapists and occupational therapists

Our Mission

  • To teach evidence-based stroke rehabilitation, in order to optimise recovery post-stroke

Our Vision

  • That physiotherapists and occupational therapists have the skills, knowledge, confidence and competence to routinely deliver evidence-based rehabilitation
  • That all stroke survivors receive prompt, evidence-based rehabilitation
StrokeEd workshops

Strategic Plan, 2017-2020

To improve skills, knowledge and practice in stroke rehabilitation, we will:

  • Deliver 20-30 workshops per year; topics include upper and lower limb retraining, increasing the intensity of practice, balance retraining, and translating research into practice
  • Apply adult-learning principles when teaching (ie reflection, personal goal setting, modelling and coaching)
  • Involve stroke survivors and carers in our workshops, so that therapists can apply skills that have been learned, learn to better collaborate with stroke survivors, and receive feedback about their practice
  • Reduce or waive our fees when teaching in developing countries to enable services to host a workshop, offer training and/or master classes and lectures at little or not cost

To influence the delivery of stroke rehabilitation services, we will:

  • Deliver workshops in public and private hospitals
  • Collaborate with stroke survivors in hospital and community settings
  • Build research capacity within health services
  • Conduct collaborative research with health services, which often involves honours and postgraduate research students
  • Develop, influence and teach into the rehabilitation curriculum at universities for physiotherapists and occupational therapists in Australia and overseas
  • Participate in national committees and working parties, such as the Australian Stroke Guidelines Working Party and Stroke Foundation Clinical Council, Australian Physiotherapy Association and Occupational Therapy Association board/committees

Indicators of Change and Impact

  • Number of workshops delivered
  • Number of countries hosting a workshop
  • Number of new videos made about supervised/semi-supervised training sessions and independent practice sessions for use at workshops, during university teaching and/or uploaded to u-tube
  • Number of notices posted on the StrokeEd Facebook page about journal articles, conferences and continuing education opportunities, and resources.
  • Number of conference presentations by StrokeEd collaborators, associated students and clinicians
  • Number of stroke-related publications by StrokeEd collaborators
  • Invited keynotes and plenary sessions by StrokeEd collaborators
  • Number of publications and presentations by StrokeEd collaborators, associated students and clinicians
  • Research grant income awarded to StrokeEd collaborators and/or their students