Exercise After Stroke

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Become the healthiest and most confident version of YOU.

Home-based rehabilitation, centred around YOU to help you continue on your rehabilitation journey.

Are you lacking confidence since your stroke?

The NHS does a brilliant job of getting stroke survivors home, but once discharged some stroke survivors often feel abandoned and lack the confidence to continue on their own.

Health by Science provides the opportunity for stroke survivors to continue their rehabilitation in a safe and empowering way.

Our coaching isn’t just about improving your walking and independence – it’s about reaching your full rehabilitation potential, whatever that may be.

You’ll get the support, accountability and guidance you need to:

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Build your confidence

in your body to live life the way you want to.

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Be more independent

by improving your walking and coping strategies.

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Become a strong survivor

improve your strength both mentally and physically.

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Minimise your risk

of having a secondary stroke and heart disease.

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Improved understanding

by learning how resilient and adaptive your brain and body are.

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Get back on track

by working hard on a rehabilitation plan designed specifically for you.

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89% live in fear of having another stroke

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79% are scared to go out alone

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79% are afraid for their recovery

Meet Your Physiotherapist

Stuart Maytham

Stuart Maytham

For the past 5 years, I’ve helped stroke survivors to achieve things which they never thought would be possible, just like in the videos above. Whether that’s drinking a cup of tea again or running a half-marathon.

There are very few guarantees with Stroke rehabilitation but if you work hard and apply the science-based principles then you give yourself the best chance of maximising your rehabilitation improvements. One small, but significant step at a time.

This is where I come in. I can help you improve your health and understand what you need to do in order to move closer towards your goal, whatever that may be. 

Qualifications:

Successful Stroke Survivor Stories

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We’re serious, if you don’t get the results expected we will refund you.

Here’s what you get with HBS Coaching:

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Easy to follow lessons

on how physical activity, nutrition and recovery are key to your recovery.

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Safe, effective rehabilitation

programmes designed by our Physiotherapist in line with your specific goals and current mobility levels.

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Person-centred coaching

that means that all of your coaching sessions and resources are created specifically for YOU.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer discounts for disadvantaged individuals?

As a Social Enterprise our main focus is reinvesting our profits back into our social cause, which is to help stroke survivors. 

We offer a select number of stroke survivors 50% off our services if they can’t afford our normal rates.

I appreciate getting private Physiotherapy isn’t cheap but unfortunately, the costs of running a business are not cheap either. 

Longer-term, however, we would like to increase our social impact by opening up a rehabilitation facility in the South West,  just like the one we have been running in Edinburgh successfully for the past 5 years.

As soon as we have the funds we will invest the money into this new facility so that we can put on small group classes. Just like in Edinburgh, the classes will be small (max of 4 people) as this will allow us to keep the quality of our services very high whilst keeping the costs down.

How much can I recover from my stroke?

Every stroke is different but there are some reliable predictors of stroke recovery. These include:

  • Seriousness of the stroke
  • Type of stroke – intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) strokes have a better recovery than cerebral infarction strokes.
  • Age
  • Access to rehab services.

While some health variables such as our genes are out of our control, some of the most significant ones are within our control. 

With stroke survivors, for example, we know that exercise after stroke can be very effective; as can improving other lifestyle factors such as nutrition, sleep, stress and mindset.

Will I be able to run again?

The answer is, nobody knows. Your rehabilitation potential is influenced by some things you can’t control, such as your age and the severity of your stroke. It is also often said that our genes are like a loaded gun, but it’s our lifestyle that pulls the trigger.

However, as a stroke survivor, you will minimise the risk of another stroke and maximise the chances of reaching your rehabilitation potential by focusing on exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress, and mindset, which will maximise your chances of improving your mobility and the overall quality of your life. 

Health by Science is here to help you do just that.

It’s been years since I had my stroke, can I still improve?

Absolutely. Yes. 

Current research suggests that most recovery is seen in the first weeks after stroke, with the recovery slope reaching a plateau between three and six months.  

However, this trend correlates strongly with how much Physiotherapy and support the stroke survivor receives.

We know that very few stroke survivors use ‘Exercise After Stroke’ services, despite 29% of stroke survivors wanting more Physiotherapy once discharged home.

Furthermore, many stroke survivors undergo spontaneous recovery long after their stroke, which can be further facilitated with rehabilitative services such as ours.

Inclusion Criteria

If you do any exercise consistently, you can improve your mobility in day-to-day life. However, if you stop you will lose it.

Our approach to stroke rehabilitation is dynamic, innovative and linked directly to the very latest neurorehabilitation evidence-base.

Unfortunately, we can’t help everyone and so limit our classes to stroke survivors who can:

  • Walk 10m with a walking stick

  • Have the mental capacity to attend a gym independently

If you don’t meet these criteria then you can still access our 1-2-1 Physiotherapy services.

For more information about our approach to stroke rehabilitation, you can download our free ebook. This resource is for anyone who wants to know more about how we help our stroke survivors and how they can help themselves and others.

Get in Touch

Edinburgh, Scotland

Contact: 01312100002

Portishead, England

Contact: 01275261008

Chepstow, Wales

Contact: 01291639268

Soundwell, England

Contact: 07812372214