I am 53 years old and had a minor stroke eight years ago, i.e., at the age of 45 years.
Two years ago my path crossed with that of the rehab team at Little Company of Mary Hospital Neurology Rehabilitation Centre, RehabWorx. Retha Nienaber became my personal physiotherapist.
Retha Nienaber introduced me to the FES machine and I am taking part in a rehab programme as well. I want to state that my life was changed not only by the use of the aforementioned machine, but also by the results of the rehab programme. My quality of life improved dramatically, and I am of the view that rehab subsequent to a brain injury, is usually completely under-estimated.
Furthermore I may mention that prior to the use of the FES machine, my left knee was extremely painful to the extent that I could only walk with effort. Immediately after starting the use of the machine, the pain disappeared.