Category Archives: Client Stories

Michael

Michael

Engineer Michael was left on a life support machine following an accident at work when he was struck by a large metal load. It left him with facial injuries, a fractured skull, fractured ribs, lung contortions and a traumatic brain injury.

Following the accident in April 2015, Michael spent nearly 18 months in hospital and a rehab unit before moving back home to Denton in November 2016. He still had weakness down his left side, was unable to walk and needed a wheelchair.

Improving mobility, fitness and strength

Physio Matters started seeing Michael in March 2019. Our goals were to improve his mobility, fitness and strength, as well as help him get back into the community through activities. This included gym work, hydrotherapy and taking part in adapted cycling at Wheels for All. We also introduced Michael to our clinic with Great Gait who fitted him with bespoke orthotics to aid his walking.

Michael has made very good progress. When Coronavirus and lockdown restrictions came into force in March 2020, there was a danger his rehabilitation could be interrupted. However, Physio Matters were able to carry on seeing Michael using virtual sessions. Once restrictions eased that summer, we returned to face-to-face sessions at his home and in his garden, using full PPE, and at the gym when these were open.  With full PPE, our neuro physios have been able to carry out regular home visits with Michael and ensure his rehab continues.

Watch Michael’s story

Watch Michael explain how Physio Matters’ treatment has helped improve his life, as our Senior Neurological Physiotherapist Eleanor Jones works on his rehab. Due to social distancing restrictions and lockdown, we can only show Michael in and around his home rather than doing his usual external activities, but eventually he will be back cycling and hitting the gym as part of his rehab too.

Sam

Sam

Engaging young people with Cerebral Palsy

14-year-old Sam has Cerebral Palsy, which has affected his growth and development. Find out how Physio Matters is using fun activities including boxing to help Sam improve his strength, mobility and coordination.
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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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