Testimonial: Barrie Hopson


I cannot recommend Wendy too highly. I was informed that after a major stroke my wife would eventually walk again but would not regain use of her right arm and hand. Wendy, by concentrating on her right foot noticed a slight movement in her right hand. She then focussed on this so that 10 months on my wife can now raise her arm, can pick up some items with her right hand and almost certainly will regain considerable use. She has also got her from walking with a zimmer frame to walking in and out of the home with a stick only and increasingly she walks around the home without a stick at all. Wendy practices Bobath which involves very intensive sessions in succession which, while tiring, after each set results in considerable improvement. She has also visited us at home and has worked with my wife to ensure that she can prepare some food for herself, shower and dress, get up and down the stairs by herself and up and down the outside steps and into the car unaided. Wendy has also worked at using home tasks to help her recovery, like emptying the dishwasher and using the washing machine.


She is tremendously encouraging with a great sense of humour but totally professional. I have recommended her to everyone in the stroke carers group to which I belong. We were very fortunate to have met her.