Online stroke rehab group

Build your confidence, fitness and function after stroke, in the comfort of your own home

Please read on for full info, and get in touch if you have further questions

So much more than an exercise class

Stroke rehab (for those able to stand and communicate) often involves skilled discussion, movement, exercise, advice, and planning. All these aspects can be achieved to a high standard via video call appointments. I tailor every session to the needs of the group and fully answer any questions along the way.

Many people appreciate the convenience of being able to have sessions from anywhere with an internet connection with no travel time or cost. After completing an initial assessment, you could receive 8 hours of my expertise, over a 3 month period, for the same price as a typical 1 hour home visit physio appointment!

Discounts for pre-assessments may be available for charities and clubs, so please get in touch. For my undivided attention please book an online physio appointment.

History

From 2013 to 2020 I had been delivering face to face group stroke rehab classes for an Ipswich community stroke group affiliated to the Stroke Association.

This online group was initially set up for that group due to the COVID 19 pandemic, however it presented an opportunity for me to help even more stroke survivors.

If you want to get to know me better before deciding whether to join us, please take a look at my about me page or health and fitness blog . Also please see my reviews toward the bottom of this page, some are from those attending the group.

 

Online Stroke Rehab Group Requirements

Had a stroke?

Able to follow conversations and verbal instructions?

Able to stand, and have some movement in all four limbs?

Would like affordable physio support without any travelling time/cost?

Able to (or have help to) access emails, use weblinks, and have a smart device with webcam?

 

If the answers were all YES, my online stroke rehab group may be a great option for you, so please book your one to one “Online Stroke Rehab Group Pre-Assessment” to get started!

The pre-assessment must be completed prior to your first group booking, or if returning after a change in health, so I can consider if you are safe and suitable to join the group.

What and when?

IMPORTANT: To ensure you are safe and suitable for the group, you must complete a one to one “Online Stroke Rehab Group Pre-Assessment” prior to your first booking, or if returning after a change to your health (use the link above of continue below to book)

After completing your pre-assessment, you are likely to then gain approval to join the group sessions, which involve weekly 40 minute video calls where we discuss and address your needs and difficulties as a group in relation to the themes below.

Session 1. Stroke rehabilitation education, whole body warm up/mobility exercises

Session 2. Fitness Test (made especially for stroke survivors in this group to monitor progress)

Session 3. Upper limb and hand function advice, education and exercises

Session 4. Lower body and balance advice, education and exercises

Session 5. Fitness Test or an “ask me anything” session (in months with 5 weeks)

 

Upon booking each months group sessions, you will receive all necessary information and resources. You will be invited to join our optional private Facebook support group, where you can keep in touch and share ideas with other stroke survivors.

If you would prefer my undivided attention, instead of group sessions, please book an online physio appointment.

 

Resources Needed?

Ideally you will have a sturdy chair, table/kitchen worktop, and empty wall space/strong closed door, available to use during appointments.

You will also need a laptop or PC with webcam, microphone, speaker and reliable internet connection.

Group pre-assessments and weekly sessions are delivered through Zoom video conferencing software. You will need basic computer skills.

Here’s a video I found for an example of how to join a Zoom meeting.

Prices?

£40 pre-assessment (one to one 40 minute appointment)

£6 per weekly group session (40 minutes each, booked and paid for in monthly blocks)

FREE Private Facebook Online Stroke Rehab Group

 

This means that after completing your initial pre-assessment, you could receive…

8 hours of my expertise over 3 months, with additional group support, for less than a typical 1 hour home visit physio appointment!

Discounts for pre-assessments may be available for charities and clubs with multiple people interested in my services, so please get in touch

For my undivided attention please book an online physio appointment.

What to do next?

Join our free Private Facebook Group

Whether you intend to book onto the main group session, or still haven’t decided, you are welcome to join our private Facebook group. This will give you an opportunity to engage with people within the main Online Stroke Rehab Group and see relevant content we all post.

We are a friendly bunch, so please feel free to get involved, ask questions, share ideas and resources. It is all about helping yourself and other stroke survivors to stay motivated and make positive changes.

Click the image to request to join our Private Facebook Group

ONLINE STROKE REHAB GROUP BOOKINGS

PRE-ASSESSMENTS

If you HAVE NOT recently attended a pre-assessment or the group, OR there has been A CHANGE to your health

Please book your one to one pre-assessment

£40

ONLINE STROKE REHAB GROUP

PRE-ASSESSMENT
  • UP TO 40 MINUTE LIVE VIDEO CALL
  • TAILORED TO YOUR ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT NEEDS

MONTHLY GROUP SESSIONS

If you HAVE recently attended a pre-assessment or the group, AND there has been NO CHANGE to your health…

Please click on the month you’d like to attend (a new webpage will load), select a day/time listed and follow the onscreen instructions to book and pay (currently only £6 per group session)

⭐ Reviews ⭐

  • I saw Carl when I had Sciatica and was in a lot of pain. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable and helped when the pain was at its worst. He gave me some great after care advice as well which I still use now and am pleased to say I am still pain free. Would highly recommend and would use again myself.

    Martin Cumberland Avatar Martin Cumberland
    17/02/2020
  • I certainly recommend Carl's online Stroke rehab class. It's convenient connecting to Zoom weekly and Carl is reassuring and knowledgeable in this work. I've been with the class for 1 year plus.

    optimistic gal Avatar optimistic gal
    14/08/2021
  • Carl is the physiotherapist at our Stroke Club. He is cheerful, warm and approachable. He is always thinking of new and fun ways to help us maximise our potential after stroke. His patience, humour and expertise makes him a valuble, well loved member of the team. He is highly recommended!

    Nick Trett Avatar Nick Trett
    07/02/2020
  • Carl helped me when I had inflammation and sharp pain in my Achilles, he diagnosed me straight away and started treating the pain immediately which was a massive relief. Carl gave me specific exercises to work on inbetween sessions which I still include in my workouts today. Carl was very professional and extremely knowledgeable, his treatment room was comfortable and his booking system was easy to use. His service was very personal which I found lacking when visiting other physios . Would highly recommend

    Sean Ryan Avatar Sean Ryan
    27/08/2020
  • I am a part of a stroke group and Carl is giving us training and therapy on zoom. He has a real understaning of what it is like to have a stroke and give us the appropriate exerecsie for our needs. He is a patient and very calm person and always ready to help. Thanks Carl

    Brian Sheppard Avatar Brian Sheppard
    11/09/2020
  • I saw Carl when I was suffering from plantar fasciitis. He sorted out a rehabilitation programme, demonstrated excellent understanding of my needs to get back onto the netball court as quickly as possible and explained clearly what exercises would help. He is knowledgeable about many sports and injuries, as well as being available for advice around training and strength and conditioning. I will certainly seek out his advice in the future.

    Annabel Bennett Avatar Annabel Bennett
    05/03/2020
  • After an ankle injury sustained Mountain biking that just would not seem to heal, Carls expertise helped to diagnose what was wrong and get me back to regular training. He prescribed and demonstrated exercises, explained the benefits of each and really helped me to understand the reasons why we were doing them. Progress was seen immediately, and although its still not quite as good as before the injury, i was able to avoid surgery which would of entailed a much longer healing time with no guarenteed results. If you are looking for a friendly and knowledgeable physio look no further!

    Jack Noon Avatar Jack Noon
    31/03/2021
  • I went to see Carl after tearing my hamstring at rugby . He went above and beyond to help get me back to fitness , initially so I could go away snowboarding then when I returned continuing to get back to full fitness . I would recommend his Knowledgable services to anyone

    Ciaran O'farrell Avatar Ciaran O'farrell
    15/06/2020
  • Loving Carl's Zoom stroke exercise class. There are always options available to make the exercises suitable for everyone. Highly recommend his weekly class. Thank you Carl.

    Pamela irving Avatar Pamela irving
    17/06/2021
  • Carl provided a fantastic sports massage service, saw him twice during a recent visit to Felixstowe, he was flexible around my arrival time, was super organised, punctual and massage was spot on. Would not hesitate to recommend Carl for anyone needing Physio / Sports Massage in the Ipswich / Felixstowe area.

    Simon Morris Avatar Simon Morris
    30/07/2021
  • positive review  Carl was my supervisor for a time whilst working in MSK physiotherapy in Suffolk. He's always put alot of time and effort into teaching and helping me to understand all things physio related and how best to manage tricky patients. Working with Carl has helped to develop my clinical reasoning skills, handling, and confidence and he is a physio that even with my own six years experience, I would still seek out and value his opinion and advice

    Lee Platt Avatar Lee Platt
    08/01/2020
  • positive review  I became a client of Carl's earlier this year after suffering a calf injury playing rugby. After the extremely professional assessment; medical history, previous injuries, level of physical activity, current physical stats etc. I was given a detailed but easy to follow plan of rehabilitation. No pressure was put upon me to have any follow up appointments; literally my choice if I felt the need for further treatment. I took the opportunity to book a further treatment straight away. Through the careful management of my injury by Carl, sports massage, specific area exercise and monitoring by him, I was able to resume playing rugby again within an incredibly short time frame that I didn't think would've been possible. I can thoroughly recommend Carl for anything from a small niggle to major injury as you'll be seen by the best.

    Stephen Barrett Avatar Stephen Barrett
    28/12/2019
  • positive review  I am a part of a stroke group and Carl is giving us training and therapy on zoom. He has a real understaning of what it is like to have a stroke and give us the appropriate exerecsie for our needs. He is a patient and very calm person and always ready to help. Thanks Carl

    Brian Sheppard Avatar Brian Sheppard
    10/12/2020
  • positive review  I saw Carl when I had Sciatica and was in a lot of pain. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable and helped when the pain was at its worst. He gave me some great after care advice as well which I still use now and am pleased to say I am still pain free. Would highly recommend and would use again myself.

    Martin Cumberland Avatar Martin Cumberland
    17/02/2020
  • positive review  Carl has helped me and other Stroke survivors to keep active and gives us the exercises we need to keep us moving. Carl is very good and I would recommend him without hesitation.

    Adi Stannard-Smith Avatar Adi Stannard-Smith
    14/11/2020
  • positive review  Carl did my assessment before referring me to a neurologist when he discovered that physical therapy was not the appropriate course of action. Although unable to assist me with an exercise program, he took the time to go through all of my history, did a thorough physical assessment before making any assumptions and compiled a great referral report which sped things up for me afterwards. Professional attitude, knows his stuff and a friendly guy, highly recommend!

    Chris Stennett Avatar Chris Stennett
    13/11/2019
  • positive review  I saw Carl when I was suffering from plantar fasciitis. He sorted out a rehabilitation programme, demonstrated excellent understanding of my needs to get back onto the netball court as quickly as possible and explained clearly what exercises would help. He is knowledgeable about many sports and injuries, as well as being available for advice around training and strength and conditioning. I will certainly seek out his advice in the future.

    Annabel Bennett Avatar Annabel Bennett
    03/03/2020
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