The FAME (Fitness and Mobility Exercise) Program was developed in Vancouver, Canada by Janice Eng PhD PT/OT with invaluable assistance from Andrew Dawson MD FRCP, Daniel Marigold PhD and Marco Pang PhD PT with funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon.

FAME is a community-based exercise program developed for people with stroke who have some standing and walking ability.  We showed that this program improved mobility, cardiovascular fitness, arm and hand function.  A physical therapist or occupational therapist instructed the patient in the program, but the patient did the program independently.  It is important to note that better outcomes are achieved if the patient has family, friends or a caregiver who can assist with the program.

This manual has been prepared based on current scientific evidence. Health and medical knowledge is constantly changing. It is the responsibility of the practitioner or exercise instructor, relying on experience and knowledge of the client, to determine the appropriate treatment for each individual.

To get started with FAME, please read through the FAME Terms and Conditions. Upon accepting the FAME terms of use and conditions, you will be redirected to the FAME resource downloads page.

FAME Instructor's Manual Download Form

This Instruction Manual provides an overview of the GRASP Program and information on how to use both the Hospital Version and Home Version. The Instruction Manual does not include the pictures of the exercises. You need to download the GRASP Patient Books (Hospital Version or Home Version) if you want the pictures. It is important that we know whether FAME is being utilized, and by who. Thus, we ask that you complete 6 short questions to help improve our programs. Upon completion of this form, the FAME Instruction manual can be freely downloaded.


Janice Eng, PhD, PT/OT

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