The 4th of May was a historic day for Pace Rehabilitation, as it officially opened its new Bredbury (Cheshire) clinical facility.
The services that Pace’s highly respected multi-disciplinary team delivers to its patients were demonstrated as the guests were given a guided tour around the impressive new building.
Guests learnt about the importance taking cast of a patient’s residual limb, then how it skilfully rectified, before being manufactured as a socket and subsequent assembly to produce a complete prosthesis.
The audience were then shown the clinical delivery and essential associated therapy services (physiotherapy and occupational therapy), as upper and lower limb patients were put through their paces as they used their prostheses in the clinic rooms.
The returning groups then took the opportunity to visit the exhibiting stands of amputee charities Limbless Association and Limbpower as well as industry leading manufacturers/suppliers Blatchford, Ortho Europe, Össur, Ottobock and Steeper Group, who are displaying their ranges of prosthetic componentry.
Glasses were then charged to toast the official opening by Pace founder Toby Carlsson and the unveiling of the plaque by special guest (European, World and Paralympic Paratriathlon champion & Pace patient) Andy Lewis MBE (pictured with Mayor).
To conclude proceedings, demonstrating that with the right support a patient can return to activities they previously enjoyed, outside in front of the gathered crowd, recent leg amputee Neal Gibson cycled his BMX, negotiating man made jumps.
The event was a terrific success, as Toby summarised, “The original Cheadle clinic served us well for more than a decade, but to moving in to these spacious surroundings feels like taking a tight shoe off.” He added, “We look forward to many more successful years providing our services.”
To view more images from the open day, please click here.
More details of the Bredbury clinic can be found here.