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A new 3,500 sq ft purpose-built physiotherapy facility, boasting state-of-the-art technology will be officially unveiled at an open day on Friday 15 October in Bromborough.
Developed by Wirral-based couple, Chris and Jennifer Wynne, founders of The Rehab Physio, this centre of excellence offers robotics and virtual reality for intensive rehabilitation treatment programmes following neurological and catastrophic injury, whilst providing regular/focused physio to complement its intensive programmes.
The Rehab Physio’s £400k investment in ground-breaking rehabilitation equipment will enable the facility to offer a truly intensive programme of treatment. Traditionally, this has not been possible due to a shortage of therapists and the practical implications of achieving thousands of repetitions without the help of robotics.
Chris Wynne, cofounder of The Rehab Physio, comments, “Our aim is to become a regional and national centre for intensive outpatient rehabilitation after neurological and catastrophic injury. We know from research findings that intensity is key to a successful outcome, ie thousands of repetitions per hour, over hundreds of hours for improvements in movement. Traditional physiotherapy (once or twice weekly) just isn’t as effective for this type of injury. Our new facility will offer high-quality rehabilitation to anyone with neurological and complex needs in an appropriate form, regardless of budget.”
Typically, patients’ budget constraints prevent them from accessing specialist services and equipment to allow them to continue their rehab independently following discharge from hospital.
The Rehab Physio’s tiered approach, which they call ‘The Complete Solution’, comprises the technology centre, focused physio and a rehab gym that aims to plug a gap in current physiotherapy treatment.
People with neuro/complex injuries, plus solicitors and case managers who are pursuing accident or medico-legal claims, GPs, consultants and NHS commissioning services are all invited to attend the open day to develop their understanding of the concept and importance of intensive treatment in successful rehabilitation. Attendees will leave with an understanding of whether this type of treatment is appropriate to them and why it’s better than traditional methods.
An outdoor hospitality tent (weather permitting) will encourage people to stay outdoors but the size of the facility (3,500 sq ft) means that guests can enjoy the day, following social distancing rules in a safe and secure environment.
The event commences at 11am with a drinks reception, followed by an official opening of the facility by Paralympic Medallist, Billy Bridge. International Speaker, Research Scientist and President of the International Industry for Advanced Rehabilitation Tech, Iris Jakob PhD will also present the research findings on intensive rehab and robotics. Pizza and Prosecco (and Nosseco) will be provided for lunch, followed by the opportunity for guests to explore the facility and try out the technology for themselves.
The open day will be held at the new facility which is based at Unit 1 Grisedale Road (opposite Inspirations), Bromborough, Wirral CH62 3QA (just 2 miles from junction 5 of the M53). To attend the event please email email@example.com or call 0151 665 0266.