Description: This StrokeEd guest lecture in Nov 2022 described the implementation of stroke circuit groups in an outpatient rehabilitation setting. Zheng Cao explores strategies to increase intensity of practice in a group setting, enablers and barriers to the implementation process. She also describes the adaptation of face-to-face group sessions to a telehealth group during COVID 19 restrictions
Presented via Zoom on 21 Nov 2022

Learning objectives: By the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:

  • Outline some enablers and barriers to implementation of group program
  • Outline strategies to increase intensity of practice in a group setting
  • Discuss strategies to adapt exercise group sessions to maximise exercise opportunity for stroke survivors

Presenter: This 1.5 hour webinar was presented by:

Zheng Cao, a physiotherapist with over 15 years of clinical experience who has worked in various settings including acute, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation and community settings. She is currently working clinically part time as a senior neurological physiotherapist, and as a sessional tutor at the Australian Catholic University. Zheng is interested in understanding various approaches aimed at improving stroke survivor’s ability to participate in the community. She is a PhD candidate at ACU and her research project is titled ‘Using muscle strength to predict walking ability after stroke’.