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Snow Business in a Heatwave

16th August 2018

As temperatures soared into the high 20s and even 30-degree heatwave this summer, participants at our second Adaptive Snowsport Taster Day were delightfully cool and enjoying -3 degrees at the Chill Factore in Manchester. Co-hosted by Physio Matters and Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK), the event on 26 July followed the success of the first Adaptive […]

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Jack joins as new Physiotherapy Assistant

31st July 2018

Jack Collins is the latest addition to join the team at Physio Matters as a Physiotherapy Assistant. He recently graduated from the University of Huddersfield with a BSc in Sports, Exercise and Nutrition, and brings his knowledge of exercise and fitness to our team to provide a different perspective on helping clients to improve their […]

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Cool Runnings for First Adaptive Snowsport Taster Day

25th June 2018

The first Adaptive Snowsport Taster Day co-hosted by Physio Matters and Disability Snowsport UK (DSUK) at the Chill Factore, Manchester on 18 June was a great success, showcasing the benefits of rehabilitation work involving adaptive snowsport – and receiving enthusiastic praise from all participants. “I loved it!” said Linda Jooste, Case Manager at AMS Case Management […]

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Promotion for Parrott!

18th June 2018

Katy Parrott (Physio Assistant and Business Development) has been promoted to Team Coordinator at Physio Matters. This develops her current role and recognizes Katy’s work ensuring the  clinical and admin teams provide a professional service. Katy’s role will combine office management and clinical relationships with an emphasis on maintaining quality and our excellent reputation. “I […]

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More Video Stars Coming Soon

6th June 2018

This week, we had a great time filming a couple of case studies for the ‘Patient Stories’ section of this website. Many thanks to Alex, Les, Joan and Ernie for allowing us to film them and we look forward to viewing the first edit of the videos next week. It was great to collaborate with […]

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Best wishes to Cat!

6th June 2018

We have just said goodbye to our first placement student Catherine (Cat) Watson, who was a final year Physiotherapy Student at Salford University. Cat contacted Physio Matters several months ago requesting a placement with us to get experience of Community Neurological Physiotherapy in the Private Sector in comparison to all her previous NHS experience. It […]

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Welcome back Janet!!

8th May 2018

We are pleased to welcome Janet Powell back to the Physio Matters office after her recent knee replacement. Janet had the operation on 16th February 2018 weeks ago under the expert care of  Colonel Carl Meyer at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. “Having my knee replaced has changed my life! I […]

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DSUK & Physio Matters Exciting Partnership

18th April 2018

Physio Matters are proud to announce their sponsor partnership with Disability Snowsports UK (DSUK) DSUK Instructors across the country will soon be the proud owners of Physio Matters sponsored Montane Ajax Jackets. We look forward to seeing photos of the jackets both on the slopes in this country and abroad!! Thanks to DSUK for their […]

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Emily’s Apprentice Award Opportunity

7th March 2018

You may know that this week is National Apprenticeship Week and we are proud to announce that Emily Morrow, Physio Matters Admin Assistant has been nominated for an award at Oldham College. Emily joined Physio Matters on 31st October 2016 and completed her Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Admin in December 2017. She is an […]

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Physio Matters visits Liverpool

5th March 2018

Colin Green and Katy Parrott from Physio Matters braved “The Beast from the East” to travel over to Liverpool on 28th February 2018 to talk to the Headway Liverpool group on Exercise, Fitness and Brain Injury. It was a really interesting trip after a 2.5 hour journey on train in the snow to be greeted […]

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New Videos Showcase Physio Team

3rd March 2018

  What do neurological physiotherapists do? How do we do it? And can we help you? A new series of videos launched by Physio Matters aims to answer these questions and more by giving a personal insight into our team and the work we do. The seven short videos feature our physiotherapists and business support […]

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Five Clients Tell Their Own Stories…

2nd March 2018

Living with a brain injury, multiple sclerosis or after a stroke – these are the client stories featured in Physio Matters’ new series of videos now available on the website and via social media. The five clients – Dan, Barbara*, Ruth, Lee and Pete – speak candidly about their condition, how it affects their daily […]

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Are you GDPR ready??

1st February 2018

On 31st Jan 2018, Physio Matters hosted a General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Training Day in collaboration with Active Case Management and Cordillo Limited under the Brainwaves Training group which we founded in 2017. Over 30 delegates, all working within Brain Injury Rehabilitation,  attended the day’s training looking at the requirements around data protection ahead […]

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Colin takes on the Spine Race

29th January 2018

  On 14th January 2018, our Clinical Director, Colin Green took on the gruelling 268 mile Spine Race which covers the entire Pennine Way  and is described as ‘Britain’s Most Brutal Race’. If you are interested in how he fared against the terrible conditions, you can read his blog by clicking HERE. You may want […]

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Happy Christmas from Physio Matters!!

22nd December 2017

We would like to wish all our clients and colleagues a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2018! Many thanks for all you help and support over the past 12 months and we look forward to helping you in the next year. We will be closed from 22nd Dec until 2nd January 2018 and […]

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Adaptive Snowsports Provide Therapy Boost

21st December 2017

“On snow, ice and rock – more people with disabilities now take part in sports everywhere whether it is on the snow, in and on the water, on racetracks, in the air, or on horseback. Much of this is thanks to the higher profile of the Paralympics and elite disabled sport.” These were just some […]

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Senior Neuro Physio Joins the Team

9th December 2017

Senior Neurological Physiotherapist, Anastasia Giljazova, has joined the team at Physio Matters, expanding our ability to provide an expert and personalised physiotherapy service to our wide range of clients. Her role at Physio Matters will include providing a bespoke physiotherapy service to a range of neurological clients within the Greater Manchester area and beyond. Originally from […]

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Taking data protection seriously – Physio Matters co-hosts workshop on new GDPR laws.

23rd November 2017

A workshop dedicated to giving healthcare practitioners the lowdown on important new data protection laws will take place on 31 January 2018. Co-hosted by Physio Matters, the Brainwaves one-day workshop will focus on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018. Anyone working in healthcare needs to know about the legislation […]

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What a Difference a Chair Makes

1st November 2017

Keeping your skills and knowledge up to date are key when working in the diverse world of physiotherapy, which led Physio Matters team members Anastasia Giljazova, Senior Neurological Physiotherapist, and Katy Parrott, Physiotherapy Assistant, to attend a Careflex training day dedicated to postural management. The course was a hands-on workshop demonstrating why seating is so […]

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Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll – unwise decision making after brain injury.

26th October 2017

“Sex and drug taking – I can’t think of two topics more designed to challenge us as clinicians.” So said Dr Gavin Newby, Clinical Neuropsychologist at Newby Psychology, speaking at the latest Brainwaves free training event which tackled the tricky subject of unwise decision making after a brain injury, particularly decisions relating to sex and […]

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Focus on Disability Sport – Colin Green attends Don’t Quit, Do It

23rd October 2017

A trip to Newcastle enabled Physio Matters Director, Colin Green, to attend the Don’t Quit, Do It conference recently and explore the ‘Benefits of Disability Sport and Advancements in Technology’. Hosted by solicitors Irwin Mitchell at the Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club on 12 October, the conference examined the barriers to entry into sport for disabled […]

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Abby Tackles Ataxia Training

23rd October 2017

“Brilliant course which I’m already using with my clients”. That’s the verdict from Senior Neurological Physiotherapist Abby Saville who recently tackled a 2-day weekend course on the Introduction to the Principles of the Treatment of Ataxia. Ataxia is a symptom of poor co-ordination resulting from neurological damage. It is commonly associated with damage to the […]

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New Orthotics Clinic Launched at Physio Matters

18th October 2017

Physio Matters has teamed up with orthotics specialists Great Gait to offer a unique one-stop-shop for its neurological clients. The new clinic will launch on Monday 23 October at Physio Matters offices and offers both physio and orthotics treatment at the same time. Colin Green, Director at Physio Matters said: “We are really looking forward to […]

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Andy’s ‘on the up’ Post-Surgery

9th January 2017

In addition to traditional treatment options, at Physio Matters we offer more alternative treatment options. One of our clients recently tried climbing at Manchester Climbing Centre for the first time. This marked a huge milestone in his rehab journey. Andy approached Physio Matters in August 2015 following an operation to remove a brain tumour, which […]

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Welcome to Abby to the Physio Matters Team

6th January 2017

Our new Physiotherapist Abby Saville joined our team in March and it is a pleasure to have her at Physio Matters, we are working together to introduce Abby to our clients and colleagues, you can see a copy of her CV on the ‘Meet the team’ page. Next week, the 27th April, we will host […]

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Farewell to Eirin

5th January 2017

We are going to be sorry to say good bye to Eirin Andersen very soon as she leaves for new adventures back in Norway. In the last 2 years, she has become a very valuable member of the Physio Matters Team and will be sorely missed by both staff and clients. I asked Eirin to […]

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New Offices for Physio Matters!

3rd January 2017

The latest news from Physio Matters is that we have moved office to bigger premises at Hollinwood Business Centre, due to our expanding team. We have invested in a new IT structure including brand new hi-tech phone system which will enable our admin team can handle your enquiries as effectively as possible. We also have […]

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Physio Matters Review of 2016

2nd January 2017

2016 was a great year for Physio Matters! Our friendly team has expanded, welcoming Mat Bush, Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist who joined us in February and Emily Morrow who joined us on an Apprenticeship Programme in October. Emily is currently working towards her NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Business and Administration and is very much enjoying […]

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Physio Matters Aquatic Physiotherapy Service

8th October 2016

It’s all go at Physio Matters HQ. Following the recent Aquatic Physiotherapy that Colin Green, Eirin Andersen and Katy Willerton attended it was useful to review the course at a recent In Service Training Session. Firstly, we had a theory session where Eirin and Colin explained the use of properties of water such as buoyancy […]

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Welcome to Emily to the Physio Matters Team

8th October 2016

We are thrilled to welcome Emily Morrow to our admin team this month. Emily is an apprentice studying at Oldham College towards an administrative apprenticeship at Level 2. Emily will work in the office guided by Janet and Katy and will be supervised by a tutor from the college who will come in to the […]

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New Physiotherapy Assistant Role for Katy

6th October 2016

Since joining the Physio Matters Team in April 2015, Katy Willerton has been keen to develop her role to include an even more client active role in addition to her role as Business Development Lead. Katy has recently started a Physiotherapy Assistant role which will involve assisting clients where they may not necessarily need full […]

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Improving Clinical Practice

5th October 2016

As part of our continued professional development at Physio Matters we are constantly looking at new innovative approaches to neurological rehabilitation. As part of this we have a regular clinical in-service training programme delivered by members of the Physio Matters team or external speakers. In September, Mat Bush, Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist delivered a very useful […]

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Neuroplasticity & Physiotherapy

3rd October 2016

Can the brain heal itself? We are often asked by clients and carers about the potential for the brain to heal itself after injury. In this short article, Eirin Andersen, Neurological Physiotherapist for Physio Matters explains in simple terms how the brain and nervous system respond to changes both following injury and also as we […]

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ULTRA GB 200 Mile Race for SHELTER

27th September 2016

AAs previously mentioned on this site, Physio Matters’ Clinical Director, Colin Green undertook the inaugural Ultra Great Britain 200-mile race from 20th-24th August 2016 in aid of SHELTER, the charity for the homeless. Here Colin gives a ‘run-down’ of the race… “I completed 231 miles under 35 hours and reports that this was, by far my hardest […]

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Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill

23rd September 2016

At Physio Matters we are keen to embrace the latest technologies to assist our client’s recovery. We have a good relationship with Physiquipe Clinic who allow us access to the Alter G treadmill for our clients. What is it and how does it work? The anti-gravity treadmill works like a normal treadmill in terms of buttons to […]

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Fundraising for SHELTER

6th September 2016

We have nominated SHELTER as our charity of the year and Colin Green, Clinical Director has bravely signed up for a massive challenge in August, The GB Ultra! He will be running 200 miles in 4 days from Liverpool to Hornsea (20-24 Aug 2016) take a look at the event by clicking here. Please consider sponsoring […]

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Networking Events

8th June 2016

Attending the NW Acquired Brain Injury network event which was held on ‘Hats for Headway’ day Friday 13th May was one of the highlights of the last few months and we all sported silly hats for the occasion! It was good to see colleagues and meet new people we can work with.

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Continuing Professional Development

7th June 2016

At Physio Matters we understand the need for keeping our skills and knowledge up-to-date and are also keen to assist physiotherapy students in understanding the work that we do especially relating to brain injury rehabilitation. Throughout 2016 so far we have had a variety of students at the practice work shadowing with our physiotherapists, which […]

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Rehab through sports

6th June 2016

At Physio Matters we understand the need to keep rehabilitation interesting and engaging for our clients and as such try to involve as many sporting and recreational activities within our treatment plans. Here we talk about a few activities that we have been involved with in the past few month… Getting back into golf and […]

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Functional Electrical Stimulation

29th February 2016

This week, the whole team at Physio Matters Neurological have had a very informative in-service training session from Matt Dale at Bioness UK, in the use of their Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) devices. What is FES and what are the benefits? FES is commonly used as an adjunct to physiotherapy treatment. The stimulation happens through […]

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Welcome to Mat

3rd February 2016

We would like to introduce Mat Bush, our new Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist to our growing team at Physio Matters Neurological Ltd. Mat has a wealth of experience from working with a range of neurological conditions in the NHS and is looking forward to “getting stuck in” with our clients. For more details please visit our […]

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Snowsports

3rd February 2016

As part of our clients’ ongoing rehabilitation, adaptive skiing has been used as an adjunct to their physiotherapy treatment. Throughout January 2016 we have been able to spend one afternoon a week at the Chill Factore – due to the amazing response from our clients, this is something we will continue to do on a […]

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Snowsports

11th January 2016

Having been born and brought up in Norway our Physiotherapist Eirin Andersen has skied since being a toddler. Therefore when she joined Physio Matters Neurological Ltd in April 2015, we have been keen to use her skills to enhance the therapy that we can offer our clients. “Since I started working at Physio Matters I […]

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New Website for 2016

2nd January 2016

Physio Matters are proud to welcome you as a visitor to our new website which is launched for the new year. This website has taken a great deal of time to design and we hope that you find it easy to use and informative. We would welcome any comments on the site layout or information […]

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Review of 2015

2nd January 2016

2015 has been a very significant year in Physio Matters development with the creation our Business Team to assist with the running of expanding service. In April 2015, Katy Willerton (Business Development Lead) and Janet Powell (Admin Lead) joined our team and have proved invaluable in keeping us all in order and helping develop out […]

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