Our stroke rehabilitation programme is run in partnership with the Stroke Association and is designed to improve movement, fitness and functionality following a stroke. Getting out and exercising after a hospital stay and after physiotherapy, is vitally important for any stroke sufferer to continue to make progress and not slip backwards. Sessions are undertaken on both a one-to-one basis and in small groups using the ARNI approach to stroke recovery and promotion of self-reliance. Sessions can include gym and studio-based activities and are designed to help both physical and cognitive improvement.
Dorothy, since suffering a stroke had lost the movement in her left leg and was unable to lift this leg to get into bed or to use her stair lift.
‘They (Active Luton staff) got me to use my left leg using a leg press machine and with one of the team helping me to walk by supporting me. He tried to get me to kick a ball, all of these things I “sort of” achieved and it gave me encouragement. I was given a lot of encouragement to achieve my aim. I had the motivation to make things work and I enjoyed the sessions. I can now get out of bed on my own and have more confidence to try walking.’
GET IN TOUCH
You can talk to a member of our Health and Wellbeing Team for advice on how to join our programmes directly or talk to your GP, specialist nurse or other health professional to be referred onto a programme
There’s a variety of ways to get in touch with us here at Active Luton but whatever route you choose, a Member of the Health and Wellbeing team will be happy to speak to you
- Just call 01582 400272 to speak to a member of the team. If no-one is immediately available, we will call you back.
- Fill out the ‘Talk to the Team’ form on this website and we’ll be happy to follow up with you.
- Text MOVE to 60066 and a member of the team will get back in touch