Exceeding all expectations
Another patient of Jackie’s had a stroke around Christmas 2022 and has made exceptional progress with help from Horizon’s expert therapists.
“He wanted to get back to work but was struggling with higher-level cognitive functioning and maintaining concentration, so we’ve worked with him to assess those issues and retrain some of those processes.
He now has a much greater awareness and a number of techniques he can use if his concentration is disrupted. He’s now gone back to work part time and is able to drive again, but currently still needs weekly sessions to review what’s improved, what hasn’t improved, and which self-cueing strategies he can use before he builds back up to working full time.”
Educating patients, carers and families, and helping them to reflect on how much progress has been made, is an important part of Jackie’s work.
With more than two decades of lived experience treating people with complex neurological difficulties, Jackie understands the far-reaching impact that a brain injury has on the lives of those around them.
“I’m able to look at the whole situation through a very specialist filter and target rehabilitation techniques and interventions that are going to make a difference for that individual. Sometimes it’s a very slow process, but there are often quick wins that will make a difference in somebody’s life almost straight away.”