Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia provides support and resources to stroke survivors and their families across the province. They offer a variety of programs, including support groups, educational workshops, and recreational activities.
The After Stroke program is designed to help stroke survivors and their families navigate the recovery process and adjust to life after a stroke. The program offers a range of services, including one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and educational workshops. They also provide resources such as information on stroke prevention, rehabilitation, and community resources.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is dedicated to preventing heart disease and stroke, as well as promoting cardiovascular health. They offer a wide range of resources and programs, including educational materials, community events, and support for people living with heart disease or stroke.
The Stroke Connection Magazine published by the American Stroke Association that features articles on stroke-related topics such as caregiving, recovery, and prevention. It also includes survivor stories and updates on stroke research.
The BC Brain Wellness Program is part of a provincial network of wellness programs to support people living with chronic brain disorders, their care partners, and healthy agers. Operating out of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC, this program works to establish relevant lifestyle approaches in tandem with medical treatment.
The Fraser Valley Brain Injury Association provides support and resources to people with brain injury and their families in the Fraser Valley region. They offer a variety of programs, including support groups, community outreach programs, and educational workshops.
The Brain Injury Association of America is a national non-profit organization that provides resources and support for people with brain injury and their families. They offer a variety of resources, including a national helpline, support groups, and educational materials.
Parkinson Society of British Columbia - this website provides resources and services to enable self-management, self-reliance, and self-advocacy.
YouTube: Parkinson Wellness Recovery - a series of videos that explore neuroplasticity-prinicpled techniques in rehab and group settings. Developed by Dr. Becky Farley, a physical therapist, neuroscientist, and Parkinson exercise specialist.
Neurofit BC - free online exercise videos and tutorials for people living with Parkinson's Disease from physiotherapist Naomi Casiro.
PD Warrior - an evidence-based rehab program and educational channel that was founded by two neurological physiotherapists, Melissa McConaghy and Lynn Tullock, in 2011.
PWR!Moves Exercise Program - Full Version - full version of the teaser guide listed above; this version is available for purchase at the above link for $25.95 USD. Kindle version available through Amazon for $9.99 CAD.
Spinal Cord Injury BC provides support and resources to people with spinal cord injury and related disabilities in British Columbia, Canada. They offer resources on accessibility, adaptive sports, and peer support.
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation provides a wide range of resources and support for people living with spinal cord injury. They offer information on research and treatments, education and advocacy initiatives, peer support, and a national information hotline.We love this series of informative videos with adaptive strategies for a wide range of activities such as cooking, driving, using public transport and travelling.
Dr. Stephen Lord (Neuroscience Research Australia) presents on fall prevention:
SFU HipHealth And Mobility - this video highlights the benefits of arm strengthening exercise and hip protectors for preventing injury when falling:
Fraser Health Authority - independent living & making your home safer: