Every year The Stroke Association, a national charity supporting stroke survivors and their families, celebrate the achievements of people affected by stroke through their Life After Stroke Awards.
This year one of our partners, Elissa Benson, was nominated for an award by one of her long term patients. In recognition of the nomination Elissa attended a regional event at the Maidstone office of the Stroke Association at the end of September to celebrate all the achievements of those living through and working with stroke locally. Photos of the award ceremony can be seen here.
Elissa was very pleased to have been recognised for her physiotherapy input with stroke survivors, however the real achievements are those of the stroke survivors, so many of whom really do strive to make their lives after stroke the best that they can be.
Here at Neurorehab kent our ethos is 'To maximise functional independence and improved quality of life' with our focus being to enable individuals to be the BEST they can be.
Stroke can be such a devastating condition not only for an individual but also for their family, that for many realising their potential going forward can be difficult. Our joined up approach to management,exercise and other well developed links to a huge variety of relevant services allow us to work with clients and their families towards this end.
The journey to maximal functional independence can often be long and varied. However we recognise the long term nature of recovery and are able to support people over months rather than weeks in a variety of different settings with highly individualised programmes.
We are very lucky to have access this week to a newly built studio based at Springbank Clinic in Sevenoaks as well as existing clinic space at Tonbridge Clinic. These facilities enable us to choose the most suitable environment to treat our clients be it their home, clinic, gym,pool or local community setting
"We aim to maximise individual potential to promote functional independence and improved quality of life"
Jane and Elissa are doing a workshop at Somerset House London on Falls Prevention–focus on Neurological Conditions for the Community Therapist Network on the 7th November