Physio Matters’ Clinical Director, Colin Green, and our team of Neurological Physiotherapists Kirsty Agnew, Tim Nike, Anastasia Giljazova plus Team Co-ordinator, Katy Parrott, headed to the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday 26th March to attend the 46th Naidex.
Naidex focuses on exhibiting innovations for independent living and is one of Europe’s most established events that is free for trade, professional and the general public to attend. Their ethos is dedicated to the care, rehabilitation and lifestyle of people with a disability or impairment. The event gives visitors the chance to further their knowledge of disability and the wider sector, as well sample and buy innovative products for rehabilitation purposes.
The event ran over two days with 15,000 visitors attending, offering a great opportunity to network with like-minded individuals. It featured 350 exhibitors, CPD accredited seminars, live demonstrations of equipment and even celebrity guest speaker Warwick Davis.
The physio team attended a range of talks as well, including one from our partners Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), and from Saebo UK which focused on equipment for the upper limbs.
The team also arranged to meet one of our clients Alex and his family there, to trial new standing devices and interactive gaming software for people with disabilities.
Latest equipment for physio rehabilitation
Senior Neurological Physiotherapist Kirsty Agnew said: “It was a very useful day. We all had patients in mind who we knew needed specific equipment to help with their physio progress. It was beneficial to learn more about the latest solutions on offer which could help them with their rehabilitation.”
Kirsty and Anastasia also tried out new equipment such as Motormed balance trainers, which are a powered standing aid, and ‘reach and grasp’ upper limb products to facilitate hand function, for clients who have had a stroke.
“It was really nice to see how valuable the exhibition is for people with neurological problems too,” added Kirsty. “People were trying out so many different types of advanced equipment. It’s reassuring to know there are constant innovations in this field which will help people improve their quality of life.”
Following Naidex, the Physio Matters team are now liaising with an equipment business to arrange free training and supply of upper limb apparatus that will benefit our clients.
To find out more about Naidex, visit: http://www.naidex.co.uk/
To watch our client Alex’s story, click here: https://www.physio-matters.org/patient-stories/alexs-story