Experiences of ARNI stroke rehabilitation?

Does anyone have recent experience of working with a physio from the ARNI charity? I would be interested to know how you felt about it.

My wife had a severe stroke in January and came home from hospital in April. She has lost the use of her right arm and leg. We had good physio and OT support from our local NHS Trust but that has now been withdrawn. She has recovered arm movement just a little bit but nothing really in her leg. We are certainly not giving up, but right now we are basically on our own.

Would you recommend ARNI as a way to go?

@Chris_Baker hi welcome back to the forum really sorry your wife had a stroke.

Sorry I cannot be of any help but hopefully someone on here might be able to. I just wanted to welcome you back. Best regards Loraine

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I have had an ARNI trainer since 2018 and can honestly say she has made a huge difference to my recovery. Having someone to push you to do things you didn’t think you were capable of was a game changer for me. It may not be for everyone though and available trainers can be hard to come by, but it’s worth a go.

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Hi, I’m 5 years post stroke and I worked with an ARNI instructor for a few months after my 7 weeks of NHS physio had finished and we could no longer afford a qualified neuro physiotherapist. Unfortunately I did not enjoy the ARNI method of physiotherapy. I was invited to spend a day at Lingfield at one of their workshops but found tge whole thing overwhelming. There were loads of stroke survivors packed into a freezing cold hall. Far too much going on and being cold makes my movements even more difficult.

I also found the main object of ARNI is to sell their merchandise.

It’s worth a try at half the cost of a qualified neuro physiotherapist, it’s a case of what works for you, everyone is different and works in their own way.

Good luck.

Regards Sue

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