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Stroke Rehabilitation

supporting continuing recovery from stroke

“I think walking without my stick in the sessions was the major one.”

ARNI Pilot Participant, 2 years from stroke

 

“My general confidence has definitely increased. I enjoyed it and it gave me more confidence to do lots of things. I’m not reckless but I have more confidence in myself now ..... my left hand is now operating a bit more effectively when I’m swimming. I’m tending to have a go more.”

ARNI Pilot Participant, 6 years from stroke

 

“I couldn’t do getting down to the floor and up again before the ARNI sessions. It was the first time I’d really attempted it. I got down from standing and up using a chair. ”

ARNI Pilot Participant, 2 years from stroke

 

“I do quite a lot more towards getting dressed now. I just don’t panic so much, I calm myself down and take longer to do it. I only very occasionally ask for help now I just get on with it.”

ARNI Pilot Participant, 2 years from stroke

 

“My confidence as increased, definitely. I don’t feel so embarrassed now about going out and trying to do things like going out for a meal and that.”

ARNI Pilot Participant, 2 years from stroke

 

“The hand exercises have helped. I can get more movement in my wrist now. I can use my left hand to lift the kettle now with some water in it. At the beginning of the programme I could only do it empty and it would swing to one side.”

ARNI Pilot Participant, 4 years from stroke

 

“I would say the biggest thing is holding a bowl, because if he can do that with a bowl, there are all other things he can do. That is a big one. If we’re out with family or out on our own for a meal, I haven’t got to sit there and feed him. If we’re out, he can sit normally and hold a bowl and feed himself.”

Spouse of ARNI Pilot Participant, 2 years from stroke

 

“I’ve got nothing but good to say about it. I had a wonderful time and it’s done me a power of good. I’ve been wanting for a long time somebody or something to extend me and develop. I just needed a bible or some guidance. I have only positive things to say. I really did enjoy it and got a lot out of it.”

ARNI Pilot Participant, 6 years from stroke

 

 

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