Wednesday July 9 - A new health clinic will help Exmouth stroke sufferers

PUBLISHED: 16:07 09 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:16 10 June 2010

FOR the first time ever Exmouth people suffering from a disability will have the chance to seek help in a Conductive Education centre without travelling across the country for treatment. The new Conductive Education centre has opened in Exeter, the only o

FOR the first time ever Exmouth people suffering from a disability will have the chance to seek help in a Conductive Education centre without travelling across the country for treatment.

The new Conductive Education centre has opened in Exeter, the only one of its kind in the south west, and will run project Path which helps children with cerebral palsy and adults who had a stroke to achieve greater independence.

Erzsebet Gordon, conductor teacher, said: "At the moment I am concentrating on working with children under the age of five.

"The sooner we start working with the children, the more we can achieve, and the same applies to adults too, as soon as we start working with them after a stroke, or brain injury, the more we can achieve."

The project is a form of specialised neuro-rehabilitation, based on the re-education of the nervous system, which works on all muscle exercise rather than the traditional treatment of only local muscle.

The programmes are suitable for people of all ages and from September sessions for children will be held at Ladysmith Infant school where babies and children with cerebral palsy will learn motor and social skills through playful activities.

For more information visit www.pathforthedisabled.co.uk

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