Together with the previous post about the Turbomed splint, this helps to show how physiotherapy programmes evolve. This involves trialling a couple of the modern alternatives to traditional ankle support after stroke. We can’t always perfectly predict how someone will
We recently had the chance to work with the team at Turbomed, to trial their new splint. We’d been using the Trulife Matrix splint, which has worked quite well, although this lady is at the upper limit of those who
These two pictures show how we are using low tech ideas to help with walking after stroke. This arrangement gives help to swing the leg through, but would hinder keeping the leg strong enough to stand on in some people.
It’s great to hear other therapists and doctors talk about the latest guidelines on the treatment of stroke, right here in Devon. The Exeter stroke forum is now the only national event supported by the Stroke Association in the UK,
This is the amazing Bioness L300 Go and Go Plus. Its so good. It knows how vertical you are, it ” feels you move” and helps and corrects. The best bit is its now available to trial here in Torquay.
This was the view from my office window until recently. Question is, will the pool at Seale-Hayne be re-opened soon. There are buyers crawling all over the site. Who will be the one to rescue this ?
Around 25 years ago, I saw a new product from Sweden called the Campsolite Toe-off. Carbon fibre was new then and this is the latest development of the idea. It works so well, for many of the people with stroke
” Nice ” guidelines for the treatment of people who have had a stroke, suggest that daily ( 5 days out of 7 ) physiotherapy sessions of 45 minutes should be the standard to aim for. We do have some
One of the biggest features of stroke can be severe pain. It’s got lots of fancy titles like Thalamic Pain, and Post-Stroke pain, but what’s important is how to relieve it isn’t it ? We see lots of people who
This has been our home for a year now, and has been a great base for our work on stroke rehabilitation in Newton Abbot, and physiotherapy after head injury, all the way down to Paignton. The hydrotherapy pool closed last