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Sam

Sam

15-year-old Sam was born on New Year’s Eve in 2004 and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, which has affected his growth and development. Sam is in full-time education but experienced difficulties in standing at school with increasing muscle tightness. Sam has never walked but uses a power chair to get out and about.

Physio Matters worked alongside equipment suppliers to source an ‘Innowalk’ for Sam which enables him to improve his range of movement. We also use a range of fun activities including exercise balls and boxing to help Sam improve his strength, mobility and coordination, and prevent muscle tightness and joint stiffness.

Watch our Senior Neurological Physiotherapist Tim Nike explain the importance of activities in physiotherapy sessions with young adults, and how they are helping Sam to maximise his independence and potential.

Richard

Richard

Maintaining mobility with Multiple Sclerosis

Richard is living with MS, reduced vision due to retinitis pigmentosa, and Type 1 diabetes. Find out how Physio Matters helped him to address his mobility issues and source new equipment to help him stand again.
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Tony

Tony

Regaining confidence and fitness after brain injury at work

Tony didn’t leave his home for a year following a brain injury caused by a work accident. Find out how Physio Matters helped him build his confidence and regain his quality of life through hydrotherapy and gym work. Continue Reading

Physio helps Ernie gain new home

Physio helps Ernie gain new home

Congratulations to our client Ernie, age 67, who has finally been able to move into his own home, having spent 6 and a half years in his care home and holding the accolade as its longest standing resident. After suffering from multiple strokes, Ernie’s family asked for our help with Physiotherapy to enable him to… Continue Reading

Tim’s Training at Burnley FC

Tim’s Training at Burnley FC

Senior Neurological Physiotherapist Tim Nike took a trip to Burnley Football Club recently – not due to a call-up from Manager Sean Dyche, but rather for a conference on personal injury and medical negligence, offering insight into working with amputees and individuals with limb impairments. Organised by the North West Acquired Brain Injury (NWABI) Network,… Continue Reading

Farewell to Alice

Farewell to Alice

The time has come to say farewell to our Communications Intern, Alice! Leaving very big shoes to fill, Alice has now accepted a new full-time role as Marketing Leader at Blackburn Yarn Dyers in preparation for the completion of her Master’s degree. Alice began her internship at Physio Matters in January, working one day a… Continue Reading

Physios Train with High-Tech Equipment

Physios Train with High-Tech Equipment

The Physio Matters team enjoyed an educational day today, undergoing training on high-tech equipment the Bioness L300 Go Foot Drop System. Physio Matters are proud to say that currently we are the only centre in Greater Manchester which can provide this new equipment to clients. The specialist training was led by Jana Middlebrook from Ottobock, a… Continue Reading

Making Strides with Orthotics

Making Strides with Orthotics

  A unique insight into orthotics and the latest digital developments in 3D scanning was provided at the recent Brainwaves session by Conor McDaid from Great Gait who presented on ‘Making Strides in Orthotic Decision-Making’. Great Gait specialise in providing all types of orthotics including insoles, orthopaedic shoes and adaptations, ankle foot orthoses, knee ankle… Continue Reading

Jack’s on Track to a Physio Degree

Jack’s on Track to a Physio Degree

Congratulations to our Physio Assistant Jack Collins who has secured a place on the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy Degree Apprenticeship at Sheffield Hallam University, supported by Physio Matters. Jack has worked with Physio Matters for just over one year, having graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BSc in Sports, Exercise & Nutrition. He brought… Continue Reading

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