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The Successful Stroke Survivor Volume 1 Video Series: 62 minutes anytime online viewing OR a DVD

£ 7.90£ 20.10

An Introduction to the series. followed by Dr Tom presenting the innovative ARNI ‘Gatekeeper’ techniques: trialled for efficacy and safety. These are your ‘go to’ methods for safely getting down and up from the floor. This DVD shows every stroke survivor, from those who can’t yet get out of a chair, to those who can get down and up from the floor fairly well, how to do things properly so that you have strategies that will help you progress and work just as well for you as time goes on. This is the essential DVD.

Standing From Seated On A Chair Unaided

Getting To The Floor From A Chair Unaided

Getting Up From The Floor To A Chair Unaided

Getting To The Floor From Standing Unaided

Getting Up From The Floor Unaided

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  1. (Verified Purchase)

    My husband had a stroke 2 years ago. He works hard every day to rehab, and Tom Balchin’s book and videos are so helpful. My husband, also named Tom, has not learned how to get up off the floor, however, or to get down. He never felt confident practicing that and in all the PT he did, no-one ever suggested it. Tom is very strong and except for his first week at home from hospital, he had not fallen until last week. Now he is willing to learn the technique, but we cannot go to PT due to Corona Virus, and I am not confident to do it without help. However, we are learning the technique, and I am practicing it, and at least if he falls again, we will have a strategy! I really thought he would be able to get up if he fell, but he couldn’t. Thank God for our neighbor! We are really also grateful to Tom Balchin for dedicating himself to helping stroke survivors. My husband, Tom, is 75 years old, a retired police officer and a determined man, but we needed Tom’s books to help with rehab at home. Thank you.

  2. (Verified Purchase)

    I am new to the ARNI world as a therapist, and am very glad to be able to watch this video series. The first video is nicely structured and prepared and gives a first convincing and inspiring tool for basic locomotion. The theoretical and practical information then the demonstrations are very useful for both professionals and patients with brain injuries. Every exercise is easy to understand, and based on the helpful explanation is easy to repeat. I immediately tried them. From my previous experiences, I am fully convinced that if someone follows drTom Balchin’s recommendations in doing the ARNI training his/her physical strength and ability will gradually and steadily change to the better, which then will soon result in improving self-esteem, self-assessment and self-confidence, and a bettering vision on gained position in family and in society. Dr Tom is absolutely authentic. He made efforts to heal with the ARNI method he developed, and knows how to pass his knowledge, how to teach and inspire others involved in these health conditions to change their lives. I can hardly wait to watch the next videos.

  3. (Verified Purchase)

    I’m a stroke survivor for 7 years now left side I can walk but slowly so I need help to improve

  4. (Verified Purchase)

    I had an AVM stroke 1st June 2010.We were in France . My wife found me on the floor having returned from an art experience there was no way of telling how long I had been there. Maybe 4/5 hours or longer ,A helicopter was called from Dijon I was flown to a hospital in a coma .Missed out on the view . They did an emergency craniotomy to repair the vein that had burst .I was put in an induced coma for about 2 and a half weeks. When I awoke I was hemiplegic left side and had anxiety .It affected my bladder .I knew when I needed to go but had to have an external urine collector.As I couldn’t get to a toilet . or in bed I had a pistolet a plastic collector . maybe the biggest problem and still is ,is the inversion in my ankle .I cannot even stand without some form of support as I tend to stand on the edge of my foot .If you have ever sprained your ankle you will know how painful that is.I now have a special pair of orthopaedic boots with a piece of steel to support my ankle it has rubbed my ankle red raw as I do so much walking albeit with a stick outdoors for safety ,indoors I can carry coffee through to my wife in the evenings. Enough about me.
    These DVDs are so Amazing I can’t tell you how good they are in words try them yourself. I may even do some of the exercises as my you tube stroke blog when I have enough time in the day . You may have seen me armchair gardening filling and emptying the dishwasher fetching the wood . Everyday life can be achieved after stroke and I owe it all to Dr. Tom Balchin and Arni Institutebuy the DVDs they are Awesome

  5. (Verified Purchase)

    This video is excellent functionally and inspirationally. As a recent stroke survivor being able to get down to and up from the floor safely is huge! Yesterday, I fell suddenly outside in the yard. I am not sure how my fall occurred. One minute I was upright the next minute flat on the ground on my bad side. Stunned for a short time I remembered the technique I learned from this video and was up on my feet in seconds. Success!

  6. (Verified Purchase)

    Very informative from an instructors perspective, clear and concise instruction with great attention to detail on technique.

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