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Support Groups

Northern Support Group (previously Ingle Farm)
Meetings are held monthly at the Pooraka Farm Community Centre contact Steven Pham on 82840388

Flinders Support Group (previously Daw Park) 
Contact Viv Wilson on 0414 604 234 for further information about the Flinder's Support Group monthly meetings. 

Northern Fleurieu Support Group
For further information about the monthly get together please contact Wil Swart on 8326 2668 or 0401 410 047

Riverland Stroke Support Group

Meetings are held monthly for further information contact Anna Castanelli on 0435 963 480 between 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

Other Events

Stroke SA have been notified of the following research / programs

Would you use a Restorative Brain-Computer Interface if it can improve your hand functions after stroke?

It is believed that the impaired movement functions after stroke are caused by the damage in specific parts of the brain, which in turn lead to disconnection in neural pathways that are in charge of the movement.

We investigated a technique named motor imagery based brain-computer interfacing (MI-BCI) that allows rewiring the impaired neural pathways caused by stroke.

To further develop this technology we need to know the features of the interface that are most important to users of the technology and the considerations of cost relative to benefit in using the technology.

If you would like to take part in the survey, click here.

For further information please contact Dr Sam Darvishi via email to [email protected]

How do botox injections into the tight (spastic) muscles, following a stroke, improve walking

We are looking at how Botox injection into the tight (spastic) muscles following stroke can improve walking. This study involves participating in a 6 months trial with injection of Botox or placebo and assessment by the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team including Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist, Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist. Participants (20 years and above) will have one session of injection (either Botox or Placebo) after initial assessment and three subsequent follow up visits. All participants will have physiotherapy and walking training.

Dr Anupam Datta Gupta, Senior Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is conducting the study with other researchers. If you are interested in participating or have more questions, please contact 08 8222 7322 or email [email protected]

InTENSE Trial - Optimising upper limb recovery after stroke

This study aims to determine whether intensive, evidence-based movement training after routine anti-spasticity intervention increases the amount of movement patients achieve in their arm and hand following stroke. This study has been approved by the Royal Adelaide Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee. 

For more information or to find out if you are eligible, please call Dr Annabel McNamara, Research Trial Coordinator on 0410 475 697. 

Survey - Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NBIS) is a treatment where electric or magnetic current is applied to the surface of the head to stimulate the brain. This therapy has potential to assist people who have experienced stroke. While brain stimulation is not currently used in a clinical setting, it is the subject of much research and experimental work.

The purpose of this study is to gain perspective of brain stimulation therapy from people who have experienced stroke.

This is an online survey which can be accessed directly via this link;

Alternatively, interested participants can contact the chief investigator for further information or a hard copy survey

[email protected] 08 8302 1286

Study - Targeting Brain Stimulation Therapy In Stroke

The University of South Australia is conducting a study investigating home based brain stimulation therapy to improve arm function in people who have experienced stroke. If you are interested in participating, or would like to know further information, please contact Dr Brenton Hordacre, Research Coordinator on mobile: 0422 056 018, office: 8302 1286, or email: [email protected]

Please note the following disclaimer applies to all research projects and programs listed on this website:

Stroke SA is not responsible for, and does not endorse, any research project, opportunity, or other type of project or program listed. Participants are responsible for satisfying themselves that appropriate approval procedures have been met and are advised to read all related information before taking part.  If you have any concerns regarding any of the projects or programs listed here, these should be directed to the researcher or other contacts stated.