Rehabilitation following stroke involves a multi-disciplined team approach to supporting people with stroke in order to maximise opportunities to improve function, independence and everyday fulfillment. Below are resources and tools available for stroke rehabilitation health professionals.
A Strategy for Stroke Rehabilitation in New Zealand (2018)Take Action for Stroke Rehabilitation 2020 - a plan for actions to improve outcomes and support for New Zealander's recovering from stroke. This plan has been developed by the National Stroke Network, Rehabilitation Working Group.
Action Plan quick reference infographics when you just need a summary- Infographic 1(simple), Infographic 2 (more detailed)Stroke Transitions in Rehabilitation (2020) - supporting optimal transitions of care.
Rehabilitation Services Specifications to guide provision of Inpatient and Community Rehabilitation.
Stroke Community Indicator (FAQs)
Telehealth Resources for stroke rehabilitation have been developed to support stroke teams.
Upper Limb (VIA THERAPY APP) Resources for Therapists - these resources support the VIA Therapy app with information for therapists and patient information.
Stroke Rehabilitation Intensity Resources - includes an Intensity Measurement Chart that can be downloaded and adapted. Useful for occasional audits of therapy provision.
Simply Stroke Series - a summary of recommendations for therapy teams from the 2010 NZ Guidelines for the Management of Stroke
A brief guide to using AROC for stroke
Stroke Rehabilitation Organisational Surveys
National Stroke Rehabilitation Organisational Survey (2013)
Aphasia New ZealandAustralian Aphasia Rehab Pathway