"Physio sessions and home exercises have greatly improved my mobility"

About: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust / Community physiotherapy Royal Blackburn Hospital / Pendle view inpatient unit

(as the patient),

By way of background, I had an operation in July 2011, and suffered a post operative stroke and two seizures.

My principle issues are vestibular/balance.

The twice weekly physio sessions and home exercises have greatly improved my mobility thanks to Anne-Marie, Claire, Becky and Sarah.

I am determined to continue the progress and improvement already achieved.

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Response from Stroke Association, Stroke Association

Dear Mole238

We noticed your post and thought you may be interested to hear about the work of the Stroke Association and how we may be able to support you. Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke.

Our Stroke Helpline is there for anyone who has been affected by stroke in any way. You may want to know more about stroke and its effects, be looking for practical information and support, or simply someone to talk to. The Stroke Helpline is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on 0303 30 33 100. You can also email us at info@stroke.org.uk. We also have a range of services across the UK, providing information, advice and support to stroke survivors and their families. You can find out if there is a service in your area by contacting the Helpline.

It is very encouraging to hear that your regular physiotherapy sessions have helped to greatly improve your mobility and that you are determined to make continued improvements. Positive stories often go unnoticed, so it is very inspiring to hear that, with continued support, a good recovery is possible.

Finally, you can also find lots of information about stroke on our website at www.stroke.org.uk. You can read about our services, read or listen to other people’s experiences and download all of our publications free of charge. There is news about our campaigns to improve services for stroke survivors, national and local events and our research programmes. You can also join the Talkstroke discussion group where you can share your experiences with other people who have been affected by stroke.

I hope that this is helpful and that you continue to receive the support that you need to make the best recovery possible.

Stroke Information Service

info@stroke.org.uk

Stroke Association staff are not medically trained and the information provided does not replace information given to you by your own healthcare provider.

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