Monday March 8th 2021 is International Women’s Day and we are proud to highlight some of the positive female role model patients who attend Pace Rehabilitation.

We are showcasing the achievements and talents of individuals who show a determined attitude and positive approach, in the face of life changing injuries and challenges. 

Their individual social media links are included, so you can learn more.

#ChooseToChallenge  #IWD2021

Leah Washington

In June 2015, Leah sustained an above-the-knee amputation in a traumatic accident.

The former teaching assistant has been focusing her attentions on her health and fitness, as she explains,  “It is very important to me and having a good fitness level helps with using my prosthetic leg.”

Activities & Interests: “My passion is to raise awareness and assist others with body confidence.  I also enjoy pilates, skiing and dancing.”

Proudest achievement: “It has to be when we raising £22K for Air Ambulance; Stoke Hospital; & Fire Service at a charity evening.”

Future plans: “Prior to lockdown, I was training to do a 5K run on the 5th anniversary of my accident.  I still hope to do it and raise funds for the Air Ambulance, for saving my life.”

Milly Pickles

When aged 20, Milly lost her right leg (below-the-knee) in a traumatic accident. 

Activities & Interests: “I’ve always been into sports and since my amputation new doors have opened up for me, including becoming a Gymshark supported athlete.  I also love learning, so I’m always doing extra courses in various subjects including social media (Milly has +290k followers across various platforms)”.

Proudest achievement: “Despite losing my leg mid-way through my marketing degree, I achieved a 1st without taking a year out.  That was pretty rewarding!”

Future plans: “I hope to help as many people and charities as I can, I am passionate about this and believe that anything is possible when you set your mind to it.  There is always light at the end of the tunnel.”

Julie Rogers

Julie is a congenital through-the-knee amputee and GB Sprinter (100m, T63), who has competed in Paralympic sport since 10 years of age and is currently training towards her third Paralympic Games! Since recently graduating university, she also works for a financial planning firm.

Activities & Interests: “Outside of athletics and strength training at the gym, I really enjoy good food (which can be a terrible trait for an athlete!) with good company. I think meeting and speaking with people from different walks of life is one of the best ways to educate and open the mind.”

Proudest achievement: “London 2017 World Championships 100m Final. Having a home crowd cheer you on is a crazy feeling.”

Future plans: “I hope to compete in Tokyo for a hat trick of Paralympic Games and in this journey be able to reach out and help amputees in an authentic and genuine way. I feel that 22 years of physical fine tuning and continuous growing (mentally as well as physically), some amputee challenges I have ‘cracked!’  I’d love to share that with anybody it can help.”

Annabelle Turner

In 2011, whilst a Law student at university, Annabelle sustained an above knee amputation following a traumatic road traffic accident. She is now a qualified solicitor at Novum Law, representing clients who have sustained catastrophic personal injuries.
“I absolutely love my job. I find nothing more rewarding than watching my clients’ inspiring recoveries and knowing that I had a part to play in that.”

Activities & Interests: “I have always been a passionate dancer and fitness fanatic. Thanks to my osseointegration surgery in 2016, I’ve been able to return to these much-loved activities that I’d once written off as unachievable. I am also a qualified as a spin instructor.”

Proudest achievement: “Aside from getting back to fitness and dance, professionally my colleagues & I worked on a personal injury claim for a successful businessman, who had sustained a serious brain injury in a road traffic accident. We worked effectively with the family and the claim was brought to a successful conclusion, securing a significant compensation settlement.”

Future plans: “To continue to represent clients who have suffered life changing injuries, through no fault of their own. I can talk from personal experience and know the importance of accessing the appropriate rehabilitation and support to get you back on your feet – quite literally in my case! – and to find meaning and purpose again in your day-to-day life.”

Lisa Eagleton-Muir

Lisa became a below-the-knee amputee, after being run over as a pedestrian in 2007. As she recalls, “So far I have had 47 operations to walk again, so treat each day that I can take a step further as a gift.”

Activities & Interests: “I am a mother of four and a limb loss counsellor/positive speaker, to raise awareness of life after amputation.  I also am a kilt and costume maker, model and love reading, foraging, walking, yoga running and to dance I can.”

Proudest achievement: “This year my proudest achievements has been raising funds for over 50 charities by getting back to running. I may be slow, but a little every day, I get there.”

Future plans: I plan to walk/run at least 250km a month through this year for charities, health permitting.”
ing funds for over 50 charities by getting back to running. I may be slow, but a little every day, I get there.”

Gill Knowles

Following a road traffic accident in 2015 Gill sustained an above-the-knee amputation.  

As she proudly explains, “Yes I am disabled.  I use a wheelchair upstairs and downstairs and have a stair lift, BUT I also walk well!” adding, “I manage a mile on my own, three if I have company.”

Activities & Interests: “I enjoy life, friends, music (Gill plays the lute) and  I like archaeology, driving my adapted car, gardening, my allotment and dance exercise class twice a week.”

Proudest achievement: “Walking those three miles, which included a very steep up and down bit!”

Future plans: “I will continue to build up my strength, so that I can walk further distances and improve my balance and movement.”

Go Gill!

 

Suzannah (Suzi) Unsworth

In 2012 Suzi lost her leg above-the-knee when she was hit by a truck, as she cycled to work. Despite her life-changing injuries she remained positive, “I have always been a positive caring person and during my own recovery I encouraged others, finding that focusing on the needs of others helped me as well.”

Activities & Interests: “My hobbies are live-action role play. Which is basically outdoor drama/fantasy re-enactments. It involves dressing up as various fictional or fantasy creatures and people, then running around a field or rented house somewhere with prop weapons.

Proudest achievement: “Being able to walk again independently. This may not seem like a big achievement, no awards or certificates, but just being able to put one foot in front of the other and plodding around my local park and being able to re-join my friends in their outdoor activities was my proudest moment.
“Also, as part of my rehabilitation with my personal trainer, I made a workout video for above-the-knee amputees, to help others. It’s called Limb-itless and can be viewed on YouTube.” (see link below)

Future plans: “I climbed and hiked before my accident, completing the three peaks Yorkshire challenge, as well as climbing England and Wales tallest mountains. I was booked to do Ben Nevis when I had my accident. I did try to climb it only a year after getting out of the hospital, but only got halfway as I was in too much pain. It is my goal to complete that climb and prove it did not beat me. Once lockdown restrictions are lifted, that is exactly what I am going to do. The Hobbit takes on mount doom!”

Zoe Smith

Former trainee PE teacher, Zoe’s career path has taken a completely new direction since her below-the-knee amputation in 2015.

She can often be found being extracted from military encampments or burning buildings by the armed forces and emergency services, in simulations with Casualty Resources.

More recently, she has put her admin skills and personal experiences to good effect by helping at her friend’s private occupational therapy company, OT33.

Activities & Interests: “I’m an adventurer at heart and love to travel. I have travelled to over 20 countries, living from time to time in some to immerse myself fully in the culture. I have a passion for water sports and have surfed in Australia, Mexico, India, New Zealand and my favourite place, Wales!” 

Proudest achievement: “When I lost my leg I lost my career path and in some ways my sense of self.  Through the support of my friends and family I steered myself onto a new career path and now enjoy a diverse and exciting career.  Currently I am working for a private Occupational therapy company, working with people whose independence, daily living and quality of life has been affected by physical and neurological injury, mental health symptoms and conditions, or illness and disease.”

Future plans: “I am hoping in the Spring to start training with Adaptive Surf England in an attempt to become a part of their active squad.   My main objective in life is to enjoy every day to its fullest and never take anything or anyone for granted.”

We are very proud to confirm we are launching our first clinic in Scotland to enable patients to get rapid, local private rehabilitation. 

We have assembled a trio of Scotland’s most experienced clinical professionals to launch multidisciplinary private services specifically for amputees from premises in Glasgow.

The practice is led by David Morrison (left) who is a leading prosthetist in Scotland.

Mr Morrison graduated from Strathclyde University in 1997 in Prosthetics and Orthotics and since worked at a number of NHS services in the UK, including Wolverhampton, Preston, Leeds and Glasgow

He is joined by Helen Scott (right), one of Scotland’s senior physiotherapists with clinical responsibility for amputee rehabilitation. Helen graduated from Robert Gordon’s School of Physiotherapy, Aberdeen in 1981 and  has worked in London and Glasgow for the past 30 years specialising in amputees.

Louise Whitehead has spent 25 years in the vascular and amputee rehabilitation service in Dundee and also teaches physiotherapy students from Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities.

We have treated more than 3,000 patients during the past decade from two sites in England – and the launch of our new clinic in Glasgow means that patients can get rapid, local access to treatment and no longer have to make the journey to England.

Patients will continue to be referred to our clinic by serious injury law firms, insurers and case managers working with individuals who have often sustained major trauma in a road accident or a workplace incident.

Toby Carlsson, founding director at Pace Rehabilitation, said:

“We are proud to launch this service for amputees in Scotland. NHS provision is good in Scotland, but some aspects of prosthetic provision can only be accessed privately. We are excited to be able to address that need locally with the help of such an experienced team. 

 “As well as giving patients swift access to the latest technology in prosthetics our presence in Scotland opens up more choice for integrated treatment ranging from psychological support to physiotherapy.” 

David Morrison, lead prosthetist, at our Glasgow clinic, said:

“We have a very good level of NHS provision in Scotland, however private provision gives the clinician more time with patients throughout the process. Combined with individual physiotherapy sessions tailored to our patient’s needs, we can make sure they achieve the best possible clinical outcomes.  

“The prosthetic hardware NHS Scotland provides is high quality but it does have its limitations.  Private services can offer the best, most appropriate equipment unhindered by the restrictions imposed on the NHS.

“I’m excited about launching our clinic in Glasgow and I’m delighted to be joined by two trusted colleagues I have worked with for many years. Launching our services in Scotland will make a positive impact for patients and their families impacted by limb loss.

“All our work is geared towards enabling our patients to return to the quality of life they had before their life-changing incident. Anyone can become an amputee and we see people from all walks of life. Some patients have been involved in a motorcycle accident and need a lower limb amputation whilst others have sustained an upper limb injury at work.

“They all have one thing in common which is the need to get their lives back on track with minimum delay so they can go back to work and support their families.”

As well as providing physical rehabilitation in the form of prosthetic and therapy input, the clinic also provides psychological support to safeguard the mental wellbeing of its patients who have often experienced a major traumatic event.

The new clinic is based at 603 Helen Street, Glasgow, GS1 3AR.

If you have a client in Scotland who you feel will benefit from treatment in our Glasgow clinic, please contact Scott Richardson or call him now on (01494 790 490).

Update: Week 3 progress

Pace-Makers hit 2.5 million steps!! On schedule to get to 3 million.

Money raised +£1K!!!

Average daily step count 10,372

Biggest stepper for week 3 and overall was Mike with average daily step count of 17,176 – fantastic achievement.

Ian and Steve deserve a mention as the most improved walkers, with a consistent increase over the 3 weeks, each of them doubling their step count from 5,000 in week 1.

We remain 11th for steps and 5th for fundraising.

Below are some pics from night and early morning walks, which seems to have been the theme of week 3.

Well done to all walkers, and especially to Mike for setting the pace this week 😊

Get stepping, get giving support here.

Pace Targets 2 MILLION Steps for ‘Finding your Feet’

We are proud to be taking part in an initiative to raise funds for an amazing organisation that offers vital support to amputees.

Our team of 12 people (seven Pace Rehabilitation staff and five of their family members) have committed to walking at least 2 million steps between them in February to raise money for the amputee community.

Each members of our team has to walk at least 10,000 steps every day to make sure we reach at least 2 million steps.

We’re joined by 19 other teams who have also entered the STEP: 2 MILLION challenge organised by Finding Your Feet and we’re working hard to top the ‘leaderboard’ which changes every day.

So far, we’ve reached more 75% of our financial target of £1,000– thank you to all our supporters so far!

Please donate: We still need your help – so please consider sharing our JustGiving page or donating directly via the link here.

The Step: 2 Million challenge is to raise money that will allow Finding Your Feet to continue the support they provide, which has become vital for many amputees and their families. During the pandemic, they’ve delivered a curriculum of activities to increase fitness and benefit emotional well-being. In 2020, they made 3,674 check in calls to prevent isolation in lockdown.

Finding your Feet supports families affected by amputation or limb absence through a range of sporting initiatives and social inclusion projects designed to positively affect both physical and mental wellbeing. Isolation is a huge problem for many amputees.

Please consider donating here. Thank you!

 

We are delighted to welcome a trio of new senior professionals to the team at Pace.

Practice manager Ankita Mistry, workshop technician Matt Harding and prosthetist Abdul Hakim have joined our team in Amersham (Bucks) and are already playing a key role in supporting our patients on their rehabilitation journey.

Abdul Hakim is an experienced prosthetist and joins the clinic from his previous role at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore) in London, where he has worked since 2001. He is joined by former colleague Matt Harding who also worked there for six years as workshop technician.

Ankita Mistry joins from the NHS and previously led a team to deliver a major Prosthetic and Orthotic Service contract to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on behalf of Blatchford.

As Pace prosthetist Jamie Gillespie said, “We are delighted to welcome Ankita, Abdul and Matt on board as we continue to expand the range of support we offer to amputees. We are committed to hiring and retaining the top specialists in their field and our new colleagues are no exception to this. Their credentials are first class and their experience will make a positive impact on the outcomes we are getting for our patients.”

Scott Richardson, Pace’s Business Development Manager, added, “We are proud that we’ve been able to maintain our level of service during the pandemic and that we are in a position to be able to create new roles for talented new team members so we can continue providing this life-changing treatment and support for our patients.”

Pace Rehabilitation is the largest independent prosthetic service provider in the UK, manufacturing bespoke prosthetic devices in-house.  All our patients are assessed, measured and treated over several sessions to optimise their outcome.

As well as providing physical rehabilitation in the form of hi-tech prosthetics and therapy, we also provide psychological support to safeguard the mental wellbeing of our patients who have often experienced a major traumatic event.

Email Scott Richardson to refer your client or patient to our clinic.

Pace’s multidisciplinary team continue to be at the forefront of the latest prosthetic technology, recently working with the EchelonER prothetic foot from Blatchford. 

EchelonER prosthetic foot is available at Pace RehabilitationAs our physiotherapist Anna Housley explains, “The twenty-five degrees of ankle movement offers terrific compliance to terrain and slopes, providing a natural gait for the user.” (see video)

Luke Kimberley, Pace prosthetist added, “The increased toe clearance provided by the EchelonER, and the waterproof design, makes it a very versatile choice.  In particular, it will enhance the function of water activity prostheses that have previously had more restricted ankle function.”

Watch our patient trailing the EchelonER in our clinic in Bredbury (Cheshire).

For more details, or to discuss prosthetic provision and trials, contact info@pacerehab.com or call 0161 428 5500

We are delighted to announce our latest FREE webinar, ‘Amputee cases: Legal & Clinical best practices in a Covid world‘, in association with Gerard Martin & Exchange Chambers

For a taste of what the event will cover on 7th October, please watch this short video

Event & registration details can be found here

 

Experts in amputation team up to deliver online event

Experts are teaming up to raise awareness about the key issues impacting the  clinical outcomes for people who undergo an elective traumatic amputation.

Pace Rehabilitation, STEPS Rehabilitation and Stewarts are jointly hosting the event on 11 August which explores the medical and legal journey for people who sustain limb loss.

Speakers include Zeeshan Sheikh, consultant plastic surgeon at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who specialises in complex amputations.

Toby Carlsson, director of Pace Rehabilitation, said: “This event is aimed at case managers, insurers and anyone working in the fields of amputation and rehabilitation. By sharing knowledge like this everyone who has an interest in improving patient outcomes can become better equipped with awareness of the key issues involving orthotics, prosthetic technologies and long-term physical and psychological rehabilitation.” 

Chris Smith, senior associate at law firm Stewarts, said: “Having a clear rehabilitation pathway in place at the outset of a case following a life-changing incident is an important part of getting the best outcome. This seminar will demonstrate the vital role of the law in getting clients’ lives back on track following an amputation. It will also highlight the key considerations for clients, insurers and rehabilitation providers and the importance of collaboration in the process.”  

Scott Pearson of STEPS Rehabilitation, said: “We’ll also be sharing a client case study of best practice which brings to life the issues we’re discussing. The evidence shows that taking a multidisciplinary approach with patients leads to an optimal rehabilitation experience and therefore better outcomes.” 

To register for the event click here.

 

Rehabilitation in the COVID Era

At midday on Monday 18th May we are hosting a FREE 1-hour webinar.

The event will provide registered attendees with the opportunity to learn about our rehabilitation services & how we continue to support patients in the current climate, with a particular focus on mental well-being.

This introduction will outline the regular services provided by our multidisciplinary team (MDT), with an update on recent service developments.

It will also cover how we have adapted to the COVID-19 era, with the current focus on psychological support.

Presenters will be prosthetist Toby Carlsson & clinical psychologist Karen Mead, with other clinicians on the virtual panel (Q&A’s will be available during the webinar, via the Zoom software).

Places are limited for this Zoom event.  To register, please follow this LINK.

In these unusual times it is more important than ever to dedicate a little time each day to your own well-being.

With this in mind the physiotherapy team at Pace Rehabilitation have searched through the available resources to find the best tools to help you focus your sessions.

We have sourced a range of options to suit all abilities, so if this one isn’t right for you our next post might be better suited.

 

Wellbeing Tip #8 – Power up with LimbPower

LimbPower was launched in 2009 to engage amputees and people with limb impairment in physical activity, sport and arts, to improve quality of life and support lifelong rehabilitation.

They are working hard to increase their online platforms to support you during this period of social isolation. #LimbPowerShare #StayInWorkOut

For exercise ideas check out their toolkit.

They have partnered with Sport England to produce a series of exercise videos:

  • Introduction to Exercise & Warm Up
  • Dynamic Exercises
  • Circuit Training & Stretching
  • Agility, Balance & Coordination
  • Strength & Conditioning

Each video demonstrates the inclusive targeted exercises, with a voice-over and on-screen graphics to really help you to get the best from the toolkit, building your confidence and fitness levels.

There are lots of ways to get connected to Limb Power:

Facebook Groups:

Or via their website: https://limbpower.com/

 

Wellbeing Tip #7 – Keep skilled, keep in control

Have you become lazy with your key exercises? Are there any prosthetic skills you could be practicing? As with everything, competent prosthetic use depends on regular practice. If you play the piano you need to practice scales.  If you play golf, you need to go to the driving range.  Although you may be functioning well, you will inevitably be slipping into bad habits if you don’t have a routine of regular skills practice.

Here are a few key suggestions for you. If any of them are a little rusty try to spend a few minutes each day until they are mastered again.

If you have any of the following prosthetic devices (and an apple phone/device) you may also be able to download the Ossur app to test and train your skills:

  • Rheo Knee – search for the ‘Ossur Logic’ App
  • i-Limb and i-Digits upper limb range – search for ‘my i-limb’ app

 

Wellbeing Tip #6 – What shall I eat?

Today’s focus will be around nutrition, which is essential in providing the energy you need to support your lifestyle, the building blocks for tissue healing and repair, and for maintaining a healthy body weight. This is vital for prosthetic limb wearers.

A great resource is Specialist Nutrition Rehab (@SpecialistRD). Sheri is a registered dietitian who provides regular blog articles targeting different topics related to brain, spinal cord and orthopaedic injuries and general tips that we would all benefit from.

She has recently created two blogs specifically related to coronavirus. These are great resources for the current climate that are useful to both referrers and clients.

Have a look here: https://specialistnutritionrehab.co.uk/blog/

 

Wellbeing Tip #5 – One-to-one personal exercise programmes

The Wellbeing tips so far have focused on general education and exercise ideas that will suit most amputees.

However, personalised one-to-one input generally achieves better results and longer-term lifestyle changes.   Our therapy team regularly collaborates with other exercise instructors to provide tailored programmes that suit our patient’s individual personality and preference, to reach our combined rehabilitation goals.

One of the great reactions to this pandemic is that many businesses have adapted to be able to provide online support to keep you motivated and engaged during social isolation. Personal trainers, Pilates, yoga instructors and health professionals are all continuing to offer one to one services.

Why not give us a call on 0161 428 5500 (Bredbury) or 01494 790 490 (Amersham) to speak with one of our physiotherapists who can chat to you about your goals and provide a physiotherapy ‘virtual’ treatment plan, or link you up with other services suited to you.

 

Well-being Tip #4  – Try a new exercise (5th May 2020)

Being an amputee or having a limb deficiency does not mean that you cannot engage in mainstream exercise activities.  Having some spare time at home provides the perfect opportunity to test your limits and try out new activities, or those you haven’t tried in a while!

There are lots of options to exercise from home, here are a few examples:

  • Fiit– this is the current number 1 rated fitness app, bringing typical gym classes into your home. One of the nice features of this app is you have access to a 14-day free trial before committing to membership. They split their classes into cardio, strength and re-balance sections, so there is something for everyone.
  • Exercise DVD – there are endless options, from celebrities like Davina McCall’s DVD collection, professional groups like APPI (Pilates) to exercise legends like Shaun T (these are tough!) These really are just about personal preference. Find someone who’s personality you like (Davina is nice, Shaun T shouts!), a teaching style that suits you and a difficulty level that challenges you but is not impossible. It might take a few tries, but persevere.
  • Joe Wicks PE – this isn’t just for kids! One of the great things about this is the routine, Monday to Friday every morning – commit to this and you will definitely start to feel a difference in your fitness. The best bit being this is absolutely free. To access, open YouTube and search The Body Coach TV, or Joe Wicks PE. There are other videos other than the ‘PE’ classes to choose from as well.

Remember: Yes, you will have to adapt some movements.  Yes you might not be able to keep up, but no-one ever can!! This is all about just keeping moving and enjoying exercise, you are in your own home, so adapt it however you like.  Or, if you need ideas, contact our physiotherapy team at Pace.  There is a way to do everything!

 

Well-being Tip #3 – Walking Couch to 5k (1st May 2020)

Walking is a great exercise.  It is an effective way to keep physically fit, maintain strength and bone health, and is achievable for most.

This programme was developed by Kent Sport which is an integrated team of Kent County Council and Sport England funded staff.

The nice thing about it is the simplicity – to start off all you need to commit to is 10 minutes walk every day.

You can use a stick(s) if you want and wear supportive shoes.

At week 7, you could walk 1.5 miles if the jump to 2 miles is too much.  You can also repeat a week if you are not ready to progress.

Keeping a diary will keep you on track and help you look back at your progress.

Give it a go… we would love to hear about your progress on Twitter & Facebook.  Good luck!

Please remember to adhere to government guidelines during the lockdown period.

 

Well-being Tip #2 – Protect your emotional energy (29th April 2020)

With so many changes to our daily lives in such a short time, it is understandable that we may be feeling a little stressed. This often comes out in our behaviour, whether we notice we are struggling to sleep, have changes in our appetite or energy levels, feel a bit more sensitive and tearful, or perhaps are noticing we are a little less tolerant than usual.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay These are all really normal responses to what is an “extra-ordinary” event, and part of our brains alarm system letting us know there is something not quite right…

Unfortunately, our body’s alarm – the stress response system is only designed to be switched on for short “bursts” of activity. When we are caught in situations that we cannot escape, or fix, our brains alarm system will just keep ringing and can start to get a bit run down – a little bit like a car alarm that keeps going and going…

Eventually the car battery will start to drain! That’s when we can start to fall in a heap and feel really exhausted and flat.

The following video talks about ways to help “calm the alarm” centre in our brains and shift our focus onto the things we can do to re-gain a sense of control at the moment.

This is really important to do if you are in long drawn out stress situations, to prevent becoming burnout.  It’s only 5 minutes long, so go on, click HERE.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 

 

Well-being Tip #1 – Amputee Fitness App (21st April 2020)

First up is the Ottobock Fitness App

This is a free downloadable exercise app which includes:

  • 3 different modules: Stretch & Relax, Strength & Endurance and Coordination & Balance
  • 3 levels of intensity – allowing you to tailor how difficult a session you would like
  • You can follow predefined training programmes or create your own.
  • It will track your progress allowing you to monitor how you are doing

Although our minds might be busier than ever, with the loss of daily routine and the stress associated with COVID19.  The likelihood is that you have a little more time to dedicate to exercise. It might not feel like a priority, but daily exercise will make you feel better both physically and mentally.

Please get in touch with the physiotherapists if you need some help with exercise ideas – info@pacerehab.com

Corona virus lockdown Update (6th January 2021)

A further national lockdown was introduced on 5th January 2021 to suppress the spread of the Corona virus.  The government and relevant professional guidance encourages continued provision of urgent and non-urgent healthcare services in a COVID secure environment.  Pace Rehabilitation will remain fully operational for routine clinical appointments during the period of this lockdown.  All appointments are subject to our routine COVID screening process.  Where appropriate, some appointments will be changed to remote consultations.

For medico-legal appointments, we will suspend face to face assessments until further notice.  We will liaise with instructing parties about individual cases and endeavour to carry out remote assessments.  These will be supplemented by a subsequent physical examination when circumstances allow.

Our risk assessments and relevant protocols have been reviewed and updated to ensure compliance with the new guidance.

Please follow this link to view our COVID secure 5 Step guide.

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