“David Festenstein brings the rare combination of first-hand experience of the stroke condition, accompanied with the skills of an inspired and experienced speaker and communicator. He brings great insight into what high quality stroke care should both look like, and feel like.

Dr Damian Jenkinson, National Lead for Stroke Improvement in the NHS

“David was responsive to many different approaches in rehabilitation including visualisation techniques, and his excellent recovery and support to other patients was an encouragement for us all on the Stroke Unit.”

Dr David Collas, Consultant Stroke Specialist

“David’s attitude and approach to therapy was inspiring for us, and really benefited his ongoing rehabilitation. Every gain was a positive step and his recovery was outstanding”

Katherine Jessemey, Senior Physiotherapist

“Dear David,

I just wanted to email and say thank you for your story at the Network Conference in Hatfield last week. As a physiotherapist I have previously worked with stroke patients and I found your story deeply moving and very inspirational. You really made us think about the journey from a completely different perspective – something that we should do far more often.

Thank you once again and I hope you continue to deliver such a strong message to other groups of people”

Joanna James, Cardiac Rehabilitation Physiotherapist