Relationship between neuromuscular recovery, functional ability and sleep after stroke and criterion validity of measures made by the Vicon and Biokido motion analysis systems

Key ContactProfessor Valerie Pomeroy

Research Study team: Valerie Pomeroy, Canan Yuksel, Merve Kizilay, Elizabeth Chandler, Allan Clark, Nicola Hancock, Louise Gilbert, David Payne, Alpar Lazar

Physiotherapy is beneficial for recovery of movement after stroke.  Even greater  benefit from physiotherapy is promised from a stronger focus on restoring pre-stroke movement patterns  rather than using alternative movement patterns.  Greater understanding of relative  contribution of recovery of pre-stroke and alternative movement patterns is expected to inform identification of targets for even better physiotherapies.

Sleep is another factor that could influence recovery of movement.  So a greater understanding of the relationship between sleep patterns and recovery of pre-stroke movement patterns is also expected to inform the development of even better physiotherapies.

For this research, we are recruiting stroke survivors who have been discharged from in-patient care (community-dwelling). If you would like to volunteer to take part in this study, please contact Professor Valerie Pomeroy, or Pel Fordham, Research Administrator,