Stroke Recovery Training
Do you want to offer more stroke recovery training options for your clients and provide better results?
Did you know that we have almost 750,000 stroke survivors in Canada, and that number is projected to increase?
Approximately 83 per cent of Canadians who have a stroke will survive. Unfortunately, those stroke survivors can sometimes be met with extremely limited physical therapy options. In turn, they along with many stroke survivor caregivers, are seeking out fitness professionals for help.
With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Tracy Markley, CPT, has developed the Stroke Recovery Training course to bring knowledge, experience, and exercises to help fitness professionals guide a stroke survivor to a better recovery.
As a fitness provider, what will you learn? You will learn about stroke statistics, brain damage, and neuroplasticity. Additionally, you will be equipped with how to communicate and train a survivor who has spasticity, limited arm movements, foot drop, walking gait, hyperextended knees, balance challenges, aphasia, memory issues, and more. Included in the course is a large section with muscle illustrations and biomechanics of the body’s movements to help you put together programs for a stroke survivor.
Tracy Markley, CPT
Tracy L. Markley has been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years. She is the owner of Tracy’s Personal Training, Pilates, and Yoga Studio. She was in Huntington Beach, California, for 17 years and relocated to Oregon in 2013. She is a Certified Health Fitness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Dance & Group Exercise Leader, Fitness & Nutrition, Biomechanics Specialist, AFAA Group Exercise Examiner, BOSU ® Master Trainer, FiTOUR Pro-Trainer, Reiki Master-Teacher, as well as a Pilates and Yoga Instructor. She runs two stroke support groups and trains survivors worldwide via zoom. Her books and videos have helped hundreds stroke survivors and caregivers worldwide. Tracy is the author of nine books, four of which are on stroke recovery.
In 2020 Tracy was awarded the 2nd place Medical Fitness Professional of the Year Award with the Medift Foundation, and she was also one of the three finalists for 2020 IDEA WORLD Personal Trainer of the Year. She has been in several magazine articles and has written fitness articles for the local newspaper in the town she lives in. She is the host of the radio show, The Health and Fitness Show with Tracy on KXCR FM radio on the Oregon Coast. Tracy is available for speaking events, book signings, and training. She can be contacted at her websites www.tracyspersonaltraining.com,