Stroke Association

Stretch and mobility exercises to
keep you moving at home

Hannah McGrath

Stretch and mobility exercises to keep you moving at home

After a stroke, exercising and moving more can really help your wellbeing and mood. It can also help to reduce your risk of another stroke. Your ability to exercise will depend on the severity of the stroke and the extent of your recovery.

We’ve made a selection of videos available for people who are physically able after a stroke, and want to stretch themselves a bit more. Why not try the activities with someone who lives with you? If you live alone, share the link with someone and do the movements at a set time. You could have a chat and a coffee on a video call afterwards!

If you’re a carer, taking some time out for gentle stretching and mobility exercises can help you, too.

If you have any balance or mobility problems, hold on to a support such as a chair during standing activities. Always make sure the environment is safe so that you can move without restriction. Wear appropriate footwear and loose clothing.

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Before trying out these activities:

These activities can help you move more, and improve your fitness and wellbeing. These videos don’t replace rehabilitation with a qualified therapist.

These videos may be suitable for you if you feel ready to get back into a group exercise activity. But before you do the activities in the videos, make sure you know what movements are safe for you. If you’re not sure, you should get individual advice from a therapist or doctor before starting these activities.

For seated exercise and specialist stroke information visit the Stroke Association website.

Low Intensity Chair Based Stretch & Mobility

Low Intensity Chair based conditioning

Videos on Demand for carers