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Top Geriatr Rehabil. 2010;26(4):310-323.

Fitness and Mobility Exercise (FAME) Program for stroke.

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Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


Given the potential of exercise to positively influence so many physical and psychosocial domains, the Fitness and Mobility Exercise (FAME) Program was developed to address the multiple impairments arising from the chronic health condition of stroke. We present the details of this exercise program and the evidence which has shown that the FAME Program can improve motor function (muscle strength, balance, walking), cardiovascular fitness, bone density, executive functions and memory. The FAME Program can help to improve the physical and cognitive abilities of people living with a stroke and reduce the risk of secondary complications such as falls, fractures and heart disease.

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