Neurological Rehabilitation Stories
In some way I was the luckiest man alive as my AVM ruptured outside a major hospital which then saved my life. On the downside I was a guy in my early 20’s who has experienced a brain injury that has changed my life forever. Orchid has supported me through some difficult times. They have helped me with my Physio and their wisdom and sensitivity have allowed me to overcome some darker moments.
A experienced a Stroke and since starting working with Orchid, she has exceeded expectations that were presented to her during her 12 week NHS rehabilitation programme. She has become more independent and continues to challenge herself to overcome her difficulties with the help of Orchid Rehabilitation and her own knowledge of keep fit.
H has known Sheryl and Helen for a long time, he continues to be supported by Orchid Rehabilitation for his physical progress as well as the challenges he faces with his communication difficulties and associated wellbeing needs. He has shown there are still many improvements to make many years after having a stroke.
She has struggled with Fibromyalgia for several years without much help from the medication prescribed by her GP. Helen introduced her to the Mollii suit. Sheryl and Helen gave advice on breath work and other strategies to combat her symptoms and sleep deprivation which has helped with her condition.
A young man was struggling with a variety of aches and pains as well as weakness for years and had stopped doing some of his hobbies that he was passionate about. After starting his journey with Helen at Orchid Rehabilitation he learnt more about his body and how it works efficiently so that he is now able to return to the things he loves doing without suffering the niggles that he did before. He has his confidence back.
A lady thought she had to struggle with shoulder pain for the rest of her life and believed that she would be limited with the activities that she could do with her arm. Fortunately instead of putting up with the pain and restricted movement she contacted Orchid Rehabilitation. This gave her the freedom to move pain free again.
Feedback from Our Clients
“Really helpful session and follow up exercise sheet. Have long had issue with leg which has recently prevented me from running. Helen was quick to diagnose cause and with her guidance I have been able to incorporate her exercises into my yoga practice and and to get out running again. Fabulous!”
“Orchid Rehab is the best! Thank you for all you have done from my mum who has gained confidence and a renewed lease for life after knee replacement. Helen and Sheryl are on top their game and I recommend them with confidence to anyone who requires expert physio. Best regards”
Rita, on behalf of Elizabeth
“I’ve suffered back problems due to work and heavy lifting.. I’ve had treatment from a few physios due to this.. Orchid rehabilitation offered the best exercise techniques, treatment and information to get me back to normal quickly! Would definitely recommend them and use them again if need be..”
“I recently experienced vertigo and my symptoms weren’t improving with the advice I was given from my GP.
Sheryl was quick to book me an appoitment with Helen who gave me a thorough assessment, an accurate diagnosis and gave me a detailed treatment plan which I followed religiously and my symptoms improved within a few days.
Without your diagnosis and exercises I would not have been able to complete my martial arts grading the week after seeing you!
Thanks so much for all your help, you are amazing and I will forever be grateful for what you did.
Keep up the good work!”
“I first met Helen in 2001-2 when after an MRI scan the specialist told me that at the age of 31 my chronic pain in my lower back was due to wear and tear.
I spent a few weeks with her at Paignton Hospital where she showed me all the exercises I needed to help me manage the rest off my life.
Nearly 20 years on and I am still doing most of those exercises every morning before I go to work.
It has kept me moving ( I won’t say supple… but far better than most 50 year olds), and I would say that without Helen’s input all those years ago I wouldn’t have been able to keep my active business going…
I’m not saying that I don’t still get pain, but it is far more controllable than what it would be without the exercises…
Thank you very much Helen”