Louise Hudson one of our fabulous Physiotherapy Asssitants shares a real success story with us, sit back, relax and have a read....
'Over my personal and working life, I have encountered many children and adults who have often faced so many difficulties with determination, humour and positivity. I just want to take a minute to share with you one such client.
After being in hospital following a fall, the client had lost confidence and become reliant on a hoist for transferring and on a wheelchair to get around her home. Carers came in throughout the day to cater for all her needs.
We met the client 12 months after she returned home; the aim of our therapy programme was to work towards independence as well as working on her confidence and belief un her own abilities.
It was small steps.....but positive steps and now 12 months later.....
This determined lady can self-transfer from wheelchair to bed, will sit out of bed for meals and has walked with her walking frame into the kitchen with just supervision.
This may seem small steps to some, but it is an amazing achievement for this client. It had been 2 whole years since she last walked into her kitchen! We were there to help and support with standing practise, strengthening & balance exercises, learning to transfer safely, gentle encouragement but this amazing lady's determination was definitely the main ingredient.
We have discussed the next steps and set goals to achieve over the coming months. Will keep you all posted.
It's a true privilege to be part of someone's steps towards Independence!'
If you know someone who could use our help and support then give us a call on Tel 07801 238819 for a free telephone consultation.