Gold Star Award Upper limb function high achievement
Andrew had a stroke a year ago which left him with a paralysed left leg and arm. He made good progress with his walking but didn’t gain back his arm and hand functions. In June 2018 he started with an intensive Upper Limb Bootcamp Program at his home with one of our ARC physiotherapists. As is typical for Andrew, he had set high expectations for himself and wanted to get back to kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. He worked 2-3 hours per day for 2 weeks and then continued with guided but more independent practice for another 6 months until he achieved his goals and Andrew was back on the water in January of 2019! What a great example that with intensive work, very high goals can be achieved! Well done, Andrew!