Source: Department for Transport, 2020a The government’s recently published vision for walking and cycling “Gear change” (Department for Transport, 2020a) is a step up from previous announcements on cycling. I think it is a great vision for everybody who cycles and people who'd like to. Three elements of particular interest to allied health professionals include:… Continue reading Gear change: the real legacy of the government’s cycling vision
Cycle-mad David’s life went full circle
When David Watts sustained a major stroke at the age of 74, it looked like his cycling days were finally over. Even into his 70s he was regularly out on his bike, cycling up to 20,000 miles a year. But after his stroke in 2013 he experienced significant difficulties including dysphagia, right-side paralysis, neuropathic pain… Continue reading Cycle-mad David’s life went full circle
When I’m out on my trike I am not disabled – Steve, post stroke
In 2010, Steve sustained had a stroke aged 49, paralysing his right side and affecting his speech. After 12 weeks of rehabilitation he managed to restore the function of his arm and his speech but restoring his full leg function proved more difficult. At about 12 weeks, Steve’s rehabilitation plateaued but he continued exercising as his… Continue reading When I’m out on my trike I am not disabled – Steve, post stroke
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