UPLIFT Trial

UPper limb and Language Impairment and Functional Training (UPLIFT)

after stroke: Reaching for your words

The way we use our arms and the way we communicate is key to who we are, what we do and how we do it.

A large proportion of people living with stroke continue to experience difficulty using their arm and communicating 3 months after a stroke.

Through this study, we aim to identify the most promising model of arm and language rehabilitation for people 3 to 24 months after stroke who are living in the community.

We will recruit up to 160 people to participate in an intensive daily arm and language rehabilitation program (2 or 4 hours/day) over a period of 4 weeks. This will either be in person or via telehealth.

UPLIFT will be commencing in March 2022


Contact us at uplift-trial@unimelb.edu.au or

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For an overview of the UPLIFT trial watch the below video

UPLIFT Trial Logo

Our logo demonstrates a person reaching for their words - which aims to symbolise the integrated arm and communication training that the UPLIFT trial is testing.

UPLIFT Trial Investigators

Our team includes clinicians and scientists from Victoria, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia who have training in physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, medicine (neurology and rehabilitation medicine), statistics and trial design.