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Power-Focused Resistance Training after Stroke - Rationale for the POWER Study

Power-Focused Resistance Training after Stroke - Rationale for the POWER Study

Power-Focused Resistance Training after Stroke - Rationale for the POWER Study

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This course was recorded in December 2023


Muscle strength is important after stroke for everyday activities, but building muscle power – the combination of speed and force – may be even more important.

In this online course, researchers from McMaster University discuss the Power Exercise for Stroke Recovery (POWER) Feasibility Trial, a project supported by the PFC Awards Program. This presentation describes a study protocol. 

Learning Objectives

In this course, the presenters will:

  • Describe the rationale and potential of power-focused resistance training after stroke
  • Discuss the Power Exercise for Stroke Recovery (POWER) Feasibility Trial, supported by the PFC Awards Program
  • Describe how a community member with lived experience engaged in research in exercise after stroke


This online course is intended for healthcare professionals, students, and other researchers to learn more about how power-focused resistance training can improve physical function in people with stroke.

The Presenters

Kenneth (Kenny) Noguchi, Embodia instructor
Kenneth (Kenny) Noguchi is a PhD candidate in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University. He has an extensive background and passion for exercise physiology, rehabilitation, and athletic training. His doctoral work specifically examines the effects of resistance training on stroke recovery. Kenneth can be contacted at:

Brad Elliott, Embodia instructor

Brad Elliott is a retired IT Consultant/Software Developer having worked primarily in the Ontario Health Care market. He has created software for McMaster University, several hospitals in Toronto, the Community Care Assess Center in Toronto, and the Toronto Community Living program. In 2016, he had an ischemic stroke but knowing the importance of exercise, he took advantage of his time in rehabilitation and continues to make exercise a large part of his recovery. He has been a participant in research studies at McMaster University and has participated in 5 exercise studies since. Brad can be contacted at:

Ada Tang, Embodia instructor and physical therapist

Ada Tang is a physical therapist, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Rehabilitation Science) at McMaster University. With the MacStroke Canada research team, her research is focused on the impact of exercise on health, fitness, and function in people living with stroke. Ada can be contacted at:

The instructors
Neurosciences Division

Welcome to the Neurosciences Division (NSD), a not-for-profit division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).

We are a national organization operated by volunteers with a passion for neurological physiotherapy. We connect physiotherapists working in neurological settings to learning opportunities and a community of colleagues across the country.

The Neurosciences Division (NSD) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-driven division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA).

Our Aim is to assist neuroscience physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants in enabling their clients to reach their full potential and participation in their communities through assessment, treatment, assistance, consultation, education, and research.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

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Course Material included in this course
  • Power-Focused Resistance Training after Stroke - Rationale for the POWER Study
  • Welcome!
  • Slides
  • Effects of Stroke
  • Power Training Interventions
  • The POWER Feasibility Trial
  • Why is Exercise Important to You?
  • Why is it Important for People With Lived Experience to Work With Researchers?
  • How Have You Helped the POWER Trial?
  • Conclusion
  • Questions
  • Feedback
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