Physiotherapy patient case studies
COPD - Sarah's story
For one Greenwich resident, a trip to the high street meant regularly stopping and pretending to look in shop windows to hide her embarrassment at being out of breath.
Stroke - Bethany's story
Two years after being told she would never walk or talk again, a 19-year-old stroke survivor has triumphantly crossed the finish line in a 2km charity fun run.
Asthma - Kristina's story
Salford office worker Kristina Wall was sceptical when doctors suggested physiotherapy might help her manage her severe asthma.
Cerebral palsy - Helen's story
For cat-lover Helen Aveling, relaxing with feline companion Bubz in her lap is an unexpected joy. Miss Aveling has cerebral palsy, a non-genetic condition which affects muscle movement.
Pregnancy-related urinary incontinence – comedian Elaine Miller’s story
A Scottish physiotherapist’s plan to help women with a wee problem is proving laughter is good medicine.
Multiple Sclerosis - Mark's story
Parkinson's – Albert's story
Albert Bursill was 74-years-old when his doctor informed him the reason he dragged his feet when walking was due to the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.
Transverse Myelitis (TM) – Penny’s story
Penny Wilton was just 8 years old when she was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis (TM) in October 2011. She was paralysed from the waist down, had sight problems causing her to see four of everything and was in a lot of pain.
Spinal injury – 2012 Team GB sailor John Robertson
There have been two key moments in the sailing career of John Robertson; the first was over 30 years ago when his father Ian took him sailing around Sunderland's coast, an experience that ignited his passion for sailing. The second was in 1994 when Robertson, then in his early twenties, had a motorbike accident which left him with a severe spinal injury.
Tetraplegia – Paralympian medallist Alexandra Rickham
Alexandra Rickham’s life was turned upside down at just 13 years of age. A shallow diving accident whilst on a family holiday in Jamaica left the young Alexandra with C5/6 Tetraplegia – a severe spinal cord injury causing Alexandra’s muscles in her legs, trunk and parts of her arms to not function properly.