Welcome to Stroke Engine, a site for individuals who have experienced stroke, their families and health professionals who work in the field of stroke rehabilitation. Stroke Engine has been developed with the support of the Canadian Stroke Network to support the use of evidence-based stroke rehabilitation in clinical practice. Stroke Engine is recognized for its scientific rigor by the Canadian Cochrane Center. We receive over 300,000 visitors each year including clinicians, researchers, academics, teachers, students, patients with stroke and their family/friends.

We are pleased to offer three unique sites:

  1. Stroke Engine Family is for those who have had a stroke, as well as their family and friends, and uses real-life stories to provide evidence-based information and answer questions about the stages of recovery from stroke.
  2. Stroke Engine Intervention is for clinicians and offers a detailed review of the effectiveness of over 40 stroke rehabilitation interventions. Best practice guidelines, practical guides and e-learning modules are also being added to further assist clinicians.
  3. Stroke Engine Assess is for clinicians and offers a detailed review of over 60 assessment tools useful in stroke rehabilitation

We hope that you find the sites helpful and we welcome your feedback and requests to ensure that the sites provide current, useful information for our readers.

On behalf of the Stroke Engine team,

Nicol Korner-Bitensky, PhD OT(c)           Annie Rochette, PhD OT (c)
Stroke Engine Project Leader (2005-2013)           Actual Stroke Engine Project Leader



September 2013

See our September Newletter for the latest in stroke and rehabilitation.

January 2013

Two new Stroke Engine Intervention modules are online! See Circuit Therapy & Shoulder Pain Interventions

November 2012

See our November Newletter for the latest in stroke and rehabilitation.

July 2012

See our July Newletter for the latest in stroke and rehabilitation.

June 2012

Special Announcment:

The Canadian Stroke Congress will be held in Calgary from 29 September to 2nd October 2012 and registration is now open. The Canadian Stroke Congress is a joint initiative of the Canadian Stroke Network, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Stroke Consortium. The largest stroke meeting in Canada, it brings together experts from all sectors of stroke research, clinical care, and policymaking.

Visit the Canadian Stroke Congress website for more information regarding registration, early-bird rates and pre-congress workshops.