Stroke of Hope is a new book by Heather Branscombe…
If you or a loved one you know has had a stroke, this book is for you! Available soon at all locations, in print and electronically.

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Written by a practicing physical theraapist and using plain language, Stroke of Hope is designed to help you (or your loved one) take control of your physical rehabilitation and improve your quality of life after a stroke.

With this book, you will learn…

  • WHY stroke recovery can be difficult and exactly HOW to make it easier
  • The UNIQUE analogy that describes a STEP-BY-STEP plan to create your own therapy program TODAY
  • The one thing you should incorporate NOW to make sure you are always improving
  • How to know if your therapy program is working for you
  • How to easily fit therapy into daily life
  • When and who to call for help

Praise for Stroke of Hope

Stroke of Hope is an interesting, creative workbook for stroke survivors and caregivers. It will also be of interest to health professionals. Heather Branscombe has personalized the “marathon of stroke” by suggesting the stroke survivor controls the recovery journey.

Being informed and having goals enables the individual to choose the “ingredients” needed to succeed – ingredients that will differ depending on the goal. She describes the latest in best evidence for stroke recovery in an understandable format and links the evidence to recovery. The book is enjoyable as well as thought-provoking and best of all action-oriented.

Mary Solomon, PT Executive Director
Past Chair, Neurosciences Division, Canadian Physiotheraphy Association
Past President, International Neurological Physiotheraphy Association

This book is a must read for all who are affected by stroke!! Stroke survivors, caregivers, family members and the rehab community.

Heather has a refreshing, “never give up” message that is delivered in a practical manner with a wonderful dash of humor. I nodded my head in agreement as I read these pages and loved the “Do This Now” instruction.

Heather has shared all her valuable insights with her readers and her words will help and motivation all who read them.

Marilyn Piticco, Executive Director
Langley Community Support Groups Society (Young Strokes for Hope)

Heather Branscombe’s book, Stroke of Hope, was an immense help to my husband and me following his stroke. Her encouragement, realistic approach and positive energy gave us hope during this difficult time. The road to recovery is challenging, and the medical system confusing and daunting, but Heather made it so much easier to understand as we continue to navigate our way upstream.

The concrete support through end of chapter challenges allowed us to talk about my husband’s personal experience, specific goals he wanted to reach, and how to attain them.

This book is a ‘must read’ for anyone involved in personal stroke recovery, caregiver support, or for professional development for health care workers. It is an easy read packed with encouragement and wisdom, and a strong belief in the power to recover.

Janet & Blair Porowski