Changing Stroke: Radical Rethink of Recovery


Are you a health professional who works with people recovering from stroke? If so, this book has been written specially for you. In the past twenty years our increased understanding of the human brain has greatly improved our understanding of recovery after stroke. Now is the time to radically rethink our approach to managing stroke, because stroke is a brain-based problem that needs a brain-based solution.

Changing Stroke challenges health care professionals to reconsider their own clinical practice. In this book, Dr Isobel Hubbard uses everyday language to explore the complexities of stroke, from risk through to recovery. Dr Hubbard is an occupational therapist, academic researcher and company director. She coordinates the stroke specialisation in a post-graduate university program and has researched arm and hand recovery and brain activation patterns after stroke. Isobel uses her expertise to describe a new way forward in stroke-related, clinical practice.


  • Title: Changing Stroke: Radical Rethink of Recovery
  • Published by: Jabiru Publishing
  • Year of publishing: 2017
  • Book format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 10 colour illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780995444270

Isobel Hubbard

Doctor Isobel Hubbard is an occupational therapist, academic researcher, author and company director. Isobel has researched upper limb recovery and brain activation after stroke, return to driving after stroke and stroke in older women. She convenes the Master of Health Science program in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle, and coordinates the stroke specialisation in that program.

Dr Hubbard’s eminent career in the field of stroke recovery has resulted in her seminal book, Changing Stroke: Radical Rethink of Recovery. This book challenges health professionals and others working in the field to rethink their ideas about methods for helping people recover from stroke.

Isobel’s company, CPDLife, offers online professional development courses and the opportunity for Professional Development Educators to offer their courses online.