Stroke Rehabilitation

supporting continuing recovery from stroke

Alison Smith supports stroke survivors to continue their recovery after formal NHS therapy has ceased



Alison holds the Functional Rehabilitation & Exercise Training after Stroke (FRETS) Qualification of the ARNI Institute (Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury -  The ARNI Institute is committed to teach stroke survivors how to gain better action control. Its approach to stroke rehabilitation is dynamic, innovative and linked directly to the most current stroke evidence base.


Alison works one to one and in small groups. In 2013 she set up a series of pilot group sessions for stroke survivors using the ARNI approach in partnership with Different Strokes Milton Keynes Group, Shenley Leisure Centre, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and (ARNI).  The research report on the pilot showed very positive results for stroke survivors who were 2 to 10 years on from stroke. Click here for the abstract, and here for comments from participants.  Contact us for more information and to see the full research report.




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The Successful Stroke Survivor

by Dr Tom Balchin Director of the ARNI Institute