John suffered a major stroke in January 2012 and Amanda, one of our neurological physiotherapists, I started working with him at his nursing home in July 2014.
Over the year, John has had numerous goals that he has both worked on and achieved. The most important of these for John has included:
- improving his sitting balance so that he can sit on his own
- Implementation of tilt in space shower chair so that he gets to enjoy a shower rather than just a bed bath
- improving the movement of his right upper limb so that he can eat finger food with his hand, use a spoon to eat ice-cream and other liquified foods, and most significantly, using his right hand to drink a full beer from a mug!!!
Well done John. These changes don’t happen without a lot of hard work and dedication.