Archived posts from - Year: 2018

Conference on Motivational Interviewing with Dr David Manchester

12th December 2018

“An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing and Brain Injury Rehabilitation” Brainwaves is delighted to announce a 1-day Conference on Thursday 2 May 2019 with international speaker and expert Dr David Manchester, Clinical Psychologist and Director of MLR Psychology Consultants, Sydney, Australia. Dr Manchester has over 20 years’ experience in hospital and community rehabilitation psychology. He provides neuropsychological assessment, training […]

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Senior Neuro Physio Joins the Team

27th November 2018

Senior Neurological Physiotherapist, Tim Nike, has joined the team at Physio Matters, expanding our ability to provide an expert and personalised physiotherapy service to our wide range of clients. Tim provides adult and paediatric neurological physiotherapy. He has experience assessing and managing adults with varying neurological diagnoses, as well as treating children from birth to […]

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Physio Matters Supports NWABI Network

22nd November 2018

The Physio Matters team recently attended the North West Acquired Brain Injury (NWABI) Network in Manchester to meet and network with other professionals working in the world of acquired brain injury. Members of both our Clinical Team and Business Support Team joined with others from voluntary, public and private sector organisations who specialise in providing […]

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Brainwaves Attracts Biggest Audience for Clinical Neuropsychologist

8th November 2018

  Over 50 healthcare professionals attended the recent Brainwaves session on Thursday 25 October featuring guest presenter Dr David Todd, Clinical Neuropsychologist at Reconnect Psychology who discussed ‘Motivation and Engagement after Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) – how to get clients on board’. Brainwaves provides free interdisciplinary training sessions for professionals working in brain injury rehabilitation […]

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Andy overcomes brain tumour to smash Half Marathon

31st October 2018

  Congratulations to our client Andy Plowright who completed the Manchester Half Marathon on 14 October 2018 in 2 hours 10 minutes and raised nearly £1700 for The Brain Tumour Charity – an amazing achievement given that Andy himself was diagnosed with a brain tumour only 3 years ago. Since then Andy has been undergoing […]

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Emily Wins Outstanding Student Award

28th September 2018

Congratulations to Emily Morrow, Administrative Assistant at Physio Matters, who was awarded the ‘Outstanding Student Award’ on her Apprenticeship in Business Administration course at Oldham College. Emily joined Physio Matters on 31st October 2016 and completed her Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration in December 2017, after attending the course for half a day every […]

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Katy Scores with Walking Netball

17th September 2018

Congratulations to Katy Parrott, Team Co-ordinator at Physio Matters, who is now a Walking Netball Host, following a recent course at Lunesdale Sports Centre in Kirkby Lonsdale. Walking Netball is one of the many activities that Physio Matters offers through its Physio Active programme of sports. Walking Netball is a slower version of the game […]

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Seaside Outing to New Brighton Conference

13th September 2018

The Physio Matters team headed out to the coast this week to attend the Headway Conference in New Brighton on the Wirral. Headway is a brain injury association which supports people after brain injury, with Headway Wirral celebrating its 30th anniversary through its conference and theme ‘Shared Lives, Supported Decisions’. Held at the Floral Pavilion […]

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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 has been promoted to Team Coordinator at Physio Matters, from her former position as Physio Assistant and Business Development Coordinator. 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 […]

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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 physio student Cat

6th June 2018

We have said goodbye to our first placement student Catherine (Cat) Watson, who was a final year Physiotherapy Student at Salford University. Cat contacted Physio Matters to request a placement to gain experience of Community Neurological Physiotherapy in the private sector, compared to all her previous NHS experience. It was a pleasure to have Cat […]

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Welcome back Janet!

8th May 2018

We are pleased to welcome back Janet Powell to the Physio Matters office after her recent knee replacement surgery. Janet had the operation on 16th February 2018 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,” said Janet. […]

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DSUK & Physio Matters Exciting Partnership

18th April 2018

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

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Emily Nominated for Apprenticeship Award

7th March 2018

This week is National Apprenticeship Week and we are proud to announce that Emily Morrow, Physio Matters Admin Assistant, has been nominated for the Outstanding Student 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 invaluable member […]

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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 Team, […]

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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 as a Brainwaves event. Over 30 delegates, all working within Brain Injury Rehabilitation, attended the day’s training looking at the requirements around data protection ahead of the GDPR being implemented on […]

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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 to […]

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