ADDRESS Orchard Baptist Church 23 Blackheath Mersea Road Colchester Essex CO2 0AE
CONTACT Email: Tel: - 07541885672        - 07599968903       
Rehabilitation Exercise
Rehabilitation Exercise   At Colne Stroke Group an ARNI trained instructor provides specialist rehabilitation and exercise support after hospital and community physiotherapy has finished.
ARNI rehabilitation and support has been developed for stroke survivors by a stroke survivor.


If you would like to learn more about ARNI please visit their website
UK ARNI Institute   (Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury)
Meet Brendan Gordon
Brendan is a stroke survivor who had his stroke about 8 years ago, he was a Medic in the army and was medically discharged in 2012. He then started a career in personal training qualifying with the YMCA Fitness as a Class 4 Gym Instructor, before going on to become an ARNI instructor (Acton for Rehabilitation of Neurological Injuries), then on to qualify as a therapist on FES, APS. He finds working with the Colne Stroke Group a wonderful experience, watching members work hard to gain fitness, possibly improve mobility and especially when the result is seeing a member walk having initially arrived at group in a wheel chair, all within a supportive, happy atmosphere.
1. Parallel bars - help for walking especially for new stroke clients. 2. Vibo plate - help balance, especially good for circulation. 3. Hand bike - exercise the upper body and increase the cardiovascular system, especially on      the stroke affected side.
Parallel Bars
“It’s not easy but why not give it a go”
4. Foot bike - cycle all the way to Clacton and   return without leaving the room. 5. Wii balance training - for balance, many different exercises   can be done with this DVD. 6. FES & APS - electrical pulsation treatment for   the affected side.
Colne Stroke Group