Alex's Story

21-year-old Alex has cerebral palsy and is a permanent wheelchair user who had limited access to physiotherapy before Physio Matters.

Alex was born on Christmas Day with a congenital cardiac deformity that required surgery. Following complications, he suffered an acquired brain injury and at 15 months olds was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy. Alex lives with his family and their cat Crumble, studies at a local college and is a keen music enthusiast, attending gigs with his Dad and playing drums in a band.

Although Alex had some physiotherapy as a child, this became more infrequent as he grew older. In particular, he needed help with maintaining his current abilities and reducing any potential complications from his condition such as muscle shortening, stiffness and losing stamina or fitness.

Physio Matters now provide Alex with regular neurological physiotherapy which has greatly improved his quality of life. He’s much more active and enjoys having fun with our physio team, especially during his adaptive skiing sessions through our Physio Active programme. His core stability, balance and stamina have improved, as well as his social participation. Watch Alex’s story as told by his dad, Les, and see the progress he’s made with Physio Matters.

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