Stroke Education

Be informed!
What is a stroke?   Am I at risk?   What are the signs?   FAQ


Whether stroke or TIA has just occurred or whether persons have been living with stroke or TIA for a period of time, questions may come up. In this section we provide Frequently Asked Questions, simple definitions of stroke, stroke risk factors, and signs of stroke.

In addition to local resources in Southern Arizona there are a number of regional or national resources. Some of these organizations on this page for your convenience.

American Stroke Association

Created in 1997, the American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke — America’s No. 4 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. ASA funds scientific research, helps people better understand and avoid stroke, encourages government support, guides healthcare professionals and provides information to enhance the quality of life for survivors.

TROT Therapeutic Riding of Tucson

TROT is a nationally certified rehabilitation organization centered on hippotherapy (horse-based therapy).  Conveniently located on beautiful acreage in northeast Tucson, TROT has operated since 1974. TROT offers a variety of programs delivered by highly trained instructors and volunteers.  Hippotherapy uses the movement of the horse to address the impairments and functional limitations of persons with neuromotor dysfunction (e.g., stroke) to improve physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.


8920 E. Woodland Road
Tucson, AZ 85749