A bowls club in Taunton is helping stroke victims regain their fitness.
Repetitive rehabilitation exercises are crucial to the recovery of stroke survivors but sometimes they can be boring and monotonous.
So, the club has joined forces with a support group in the hope the popular game can make things more interesting and help change lives.
Most stroke patients are left with a weak arm, which can be improved through physiotherapy.
Members of Taunton Stroke Club have found a game like bowls is ideal because it involves 'hidden' physiotherapy exercises.
The Taunton Deane Bowling Club members have been helping to run the sessions.
- A stroke is the third largest cause of death in the UK and the largest cause of disability.
The Stroke Club has been using the bowls facility on and off for the last 10 years.
It has been such a success that they have now decided to increase the number of times they visit.