stroke (long term)
I found heads up! through an online search, the treatment looked like it would follow on from my rehab and be specific to my condition. At my first session, nearly 3 years after my stroke, I was walking a little with the aid of a tripod stick and used a wheelchair outside of my home. Now I am more confident, have muscle bulk on my right side and don’t have one puny leg. I can walk short distances on level ground with a monopod stick and pleased to say hardly use my wheelchair.
Last year I had a fall and my recovery was definitely speeded up by my general improved fitness and balance. What has really helped is the top to toe work on all aspects of my stroke affected side, the left too has improved my posture and balance, giving me more independence day to day. Specialist neuro physiotherapy means that treatment has been tailored to my condition and gradual improvements are seen all the time.
The therapists have been lovely and good friends, to both me and my partner, involving her in all my sessions. I have been so pleased with my progress, other therapists I have seen only focus on one aspect (e.g. hand) but heads up! is much more holistic and all the better for it. Thank you!