22-year-old Alex was born on Christmas Day with a congenital cardiac deformity that required surgery. Following complications, he suffered an acquired brain injury and at 15 months olds was diagnosed as having Cerebral Palsy. Alex is a permanent wheelchair user, and had limited access to physiotherapy before he met Physio Matters. In particular, he needed help with maintaining his current abilities and reducing complications from his condition such as muscle shortening, stiffness and losing stamina or fitness.
We now provide Alex with regular neurological physiotherapy which has greatly improved his quality of life. Alex is much more active and enjoys having fun with our physio team, especially during his adaptive skiing sessions through our Physio Active programme. His core stability, balance and stamina have improved, as well as his social participation. Alex now attends college and plays keyboard in a band.
Watch Alex’s story as told by his dad, Les, and see the progress he has made with Physio Matters.