Support Groups

Para Hills Support Group (previously Ingle Farm)
Meetings are held monthly at the Paddocks Community Centre Wilkinson Road Para Hills contact Renee Cluse 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 0421 410 427

Other Events

Stroke SA have been notified of the following research / programs

How does 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 at 08 82227322 or email [email protected]

Do you care for someone who has had a stroke? Do you have a message you could share with people whose friend or family member has recently had a stroke?

Researchers from the University of Adelaide are looking for men and women (aged 18 and older) to share messages about caring for someone who has had a stroke. This information will be used to guide development of video resources to help people as they learn to provide support for someone who has had a stroke.

If you are interested in finding out more about this study, please contact Liz Lynch on 8313 9157 or [email protected]. Liz is a physiotherapist, who now works as a researcher at the University of Adelaide.

Study - The effects of the Foot Up Dorsiflexion Assist Orthosis

Research physiotherapists at Calvary Hospital and Flinders University are assessing whether a “Foot Up” orthosis can improve balance and walking performance in people who have had a stroke. If you have had a stroke more than 3 months ago you may be eligible. As a participant in this study, you will be asked to undergo balance and walking assessments with and without the “Foot Up” orthosis at Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital. The Foot Up is a lightweight ankle-foot orthosis that offers dynamic support for foot drop and ankle dorsiflexor weakness. By participating you will receive feedback about your balance and walking performance. If you are interested and would like further information, please contact Kate Beltran on (08) 81685700, [email protected] or [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. 

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.