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From: Reinhart, Shelly [CORP] On Behalf Of VCH Research Institute
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 10:19 AM
Subject: Research Study in People with Stroke: Robotic Walking

Purpose of this study:
· We are investigating changes in muscle activity and leg movement in response to walking in the Lokomat robotic gait device in individuals who have had a stroke

Who can participate?
· Had a stroke at least 6 months ago that resulted in one side of the body being weaker than the other
· Able to walk with or without assistance (e.g hand held walking aid)
· Are in stable medical condition
· Have no muscle pain or bone disease (e.g osteoporosis)

What is involved?
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Education Session

Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Subject: Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke
Place: United Church Tswass. - our regular meeting place
Time: 11.35am - 12.15pm
Speaker: Dr. Ho/Neurologist

Definition: - Atrial Fibrillation:

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a condition involving an irregular heart rhythm, known as an arrhythmia. It is the most common type of arrhythmia, affecting approximately 250,000 Canadians. While it is rare in people under 40, its prevalence increases with age. One of the main complications of atrial fibrillation is that it may result in a stroke. Individuals with atrial fibrillation have a 3 to 5 times greater risk for stroke than those without AF. ... Read more »

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Talk about Neuroplasticity by Dr.Lara Boyd

Dr. Boyd is giving a talk about neuroplasticity and at Douglas College. If you would like to attend please go on the link below and register. The talks will be similar so you will only need to attend one and I believe they are free of charge.

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