Hunter research study looks at using devised theatre performance as a stroke therapy (July 19, 2019) Brian Lowe was standing on top of a ladder when he suffered his first stroke. The Wallsend man was 73. A handyman.
A new play exploring this question has come up with a range of answers with one common theme - that hope is needed to make life after a stroke not just bearable, but enjoyable. Playwright Linden Wilkinson speaks to us about devising the play. Stroke survivor and actor Brian Lowe tells us about his experience performing in 'Stroke Stories.'
Our researchers will test an 8-week Devised Theatre Performance Process, which we hypothesize will improve the psychosocial well-being and cognitive function of people in the chronic phase of stroke (stroke >6 months ago), with a protocol currently in development.
A new decision-making tool being developed in a $1.5 million research project at the University of Newcastle (UON) and Hunter Medical Research Institute is set to give patients better and more personalised rehabilitation interventions after knee replacement surgery.