Category Archives: Client Stories

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

Alex

Alex

Living an active life with Cerebral Palsy – and playing music too

22-year-old Alex was born with Cerebral Palsy and is a permanent wheelchair user. With help from his dad Les, find out how we helped Alex live a more active life – which now includes playing keyboard in a band.
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Joan & Ernie

Joan & Ernie

Friendship through physio rehab for care home residents

Joan and Ernie lived in the same residential care home. Ernie suffered multiple strokes which left him reliant on a walking frame, while 91-year-old Joan became immobile after having a bad fall. Watch Joan and Ernie explain how Physio Matters helped them both exceed their goals.
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Lee

Lee

Enjoying sports as therapy after a Stroke

Lee was initially left as a wheelchair user following a Stroke in 2005 and needed a hoist for transfers. Now he engages with a wide range of activities as part of his rehab. Find out how Physio Matters helped Lee improve his mobility and core strength through adaptive sports.
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Pete

Pete

Getting active again after a Stroke

Pete had a Stroke during an operation, which left him unable to stand or walk. Find out how Physio Matters helped him to stand for the first time in 4 months, learn to climb stairs and walk outdoors again.
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Barbara

Barbara

Gaining new confidence after a Stroke

When a Stroke left Barbara unable to communicate and use her right side, her daughter contacted us. Hear Barbara’s husband explain how Physio Matters increased her confidence and ability to move around her home more easily.
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Dan

Dan

Adaptive snowsport as rehab after brain injury

At age 22, Dan was involved in a motorbike accident which left him in a coma for 6 weeks, and with an acquired brain injury. Find out how we introduced Dan to adaptive snowsport as part of his rehab, which has led to skiing holidays in Andorra and a volunteer role.
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