Our Course Overview

With hundreds of studies being done for rehabilitation after stroke, each has shown two common factors that have the best results, Strength and Functional training.

Our program combines both of these disciplines piling hundreds of repetitions to help increase the neuroplasticity and the rehabilitation of the upper limb.

Training runs from Monday to Friday starting at 9am and finishing at 4:30pm with breaks. You will need to attend a consultation before acceptance to the course, this will be done via phone for initial assessment, then you will be invited for a physical consultation, upon acceptance of this we will then book you into the course.

Kieron Franklin

Kieron is the founder and owner of JK House Training Centre. He traces his fascination with how our bodies adapt quickly to training, becoming stronger and fitter each day – to his service as a Rifleman in the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment. On leaving the British Army, he wanted to learn more about how the body works and responds in the way it does in order to support others.

He is passionate about helping stroke survivors lead a more independent life through stroke rehabilitation through instructing clients in techniques to challenge and beat their limitations and expectations. Kieron has now supported hundreds of clients in stroke rehabilitation and supports around 30 survivors at any one time.

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Dr Joseph Kwan

Dr Jo has more than two decades of experience in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Stroke Medicine. His earliest Stroke Consultant post was in Bournemouth 2006-13 (Head of Department 2009-12), and served as the Regional Stroke Network Director 2008-12. He then worked abroad as a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Hong Kong 2013-2018. He returned to London in 2018 as a Senior Stroke Consultant at the Imperial Stroke Centre, and became the Head of Original Stroke Research (Department of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London) in 2020.

He is a strong believer of the holistic self-care approach including nutrition and strength & conditioning, promoting well-being and fitness of the body, mind and spirit.

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What we will be doing

What is a Stroke?

A stroke is a brain injury, It happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, killing the brain cells. This damage to the brain can affect how the body controls itself. It can also change how you think and feel.

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel (artery) that supplies blood to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot. Within minutes, the nerve cells in that area of the brain become damaged and die, and as a result, the part of the body controlled by the damaged section of the brain cannot function properly.

The effects of a stroke depend on where it takes place in the brain, and how big the damaged area is.

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Ischemic Stroke

An ischemic stroke develops when a blood vessel (artery) supplying blood to an area of the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot. About 80% of all strokes are ischemic strokes.

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Haemorrhagic Stroke

A haemorrhagic stroke develops when a blood vessel (artery) in the brain leaks or bursts (ruptures). This causes bleeding:

  1. Inside the brain tissue (intracerebral haemorrhage), which is often related to a head injury.
  2. Near the surface of the brain (subarachnoid haemorrhage or subdural haemorrhage), which most often occurs after a head injury. A subarachnoid haemorrhage also may be caused by an aneurysm.
  3. Haemorrhagic strokes are not as common as strokes caused by a blood clot (ischemic strokes). However, haemorrhagic strokes cause death more often than ischemic strokes.

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Train with GRIPABLE

Used by neurological, MSK and paediatric therapists, GripAble Pro is a handheld device that connects to a mobile app, enabling you to assess and train core hand movements and track training activity face to face or remotely. GripAble Pro provides unlimited logins for both therapists and users.

After The Course

Once the course has been finished you would have learnt new techniques and strategies to take your rehabilitation further.

Upon request we can assign you to an Instructor in your area and arrange for you to try your own GripAble devise at home.

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