1st UK Naked Prosthetics Device Delivered

Earlier this year Pace Rehabilitation introduced American based Naked Prosthetics (NP) functional finger prostheses to the UK, at their series of Partial Hand & Digit Symposiums.

Pace is delighted to announce that following subsequent clinical assessments of potential adopters of this exciting technology, they have just provided the first NP device to a UK patient.

Twenty-two-year-old Sam sustained traumatic amputations of parts of his left fourth and fifth fingers and was referred to Pace for clinical assessment by his solicitors at Sintons Law.

Initial prosthetic consideration was given to cosmetic devices.  However, with the recent availability of NP devices, a functional solution could also be explored.

As Pace prosthetist Toby Carlsson describes, “Sam was identified as suitable candidate for an MCP Driver for his fourth finger, which is amputated through the proximal interphalangeal joint.”  He continued, “His fifth finger is amputated further distally, through the middle phalanx.  This results in a longer finger remnant.”

Liaison between Pace’s multi-disciplinary team and NP’s Clinical Director Aislinn Wyatt, in Washington (USA), concluded that the fifth digit might be too long to also accommodate a MCP Driver.

As Toby concluded, “It was decided to start by fitting the fourth finger and possibly return to the other at a later date, once the functional benefit from the initial device have been assessed.” 

Following a cast and measures of Sam’s hand, the order was placed for the bespoke device.  Eight weeks later it was winging its way across the Atlantic.

An excited Sam attended Pace’s Bredbury clinic, following a few fine-tuning adjustments to optimise fit and function, he was quickly performing dexterous movement and activities, such as stacking cups and grasping different objects.

David Knipe, an Associate at Sintons Law acting on Sam’s behalf explained, “When suffering a life-changing amputation it is imperative that individuals have access to the most effective prosthetic aids available, to allow them to regain as much independence as possible.” Adding, “Sintons have been delighted to collaborate with both Pace Rehabilitation and Naked Prosthetics (USA) in order to make this cutting-edge technology available for our client.”

Sam will return in a few weeks’ time to further evaluate the benefits of the device.

For more information about NP devices and Pace’s clinical services, click HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Bespoke Online Amputee Exercise Programmes

Pace’s team of specialist amputee/prosthetic rehabilitation physiotherapists have collaborated with PhysioTec to create a new and exciting online exercise module for patients.

The module is a collection of exercises appropriate for both prosthetic and non-prosthetic limb wearers, which include written instructions, pictures and even video instructions of each move.

Contact us to arrange a thorough physical assessment, to get a bespoke home exercise programme to improve your agility and balance, with access to an ongoing link and video instruction, accessible through the patient portal on our website.

If your exercise regime needs a revamp (or doesn’t exist!) why not book in for a physiotherapy review?

See our extensive Therapy services.

We are moving!

We are excited to announce that we are relocating our Buckinghamshire clinic, to a newer and bigger facility in nearby Amersham.

On Saturday 22nd December 2018, after more than ten years in C.hesham, we will begin transferring to the new building and will open the doors of the new facility on Monday 14th January 2019*.

The additional space and purpose built layout will enable us to increase our unrivaled multi-disciplinary team (MDT) services for our patients and to expand our on-site manufacturing capabilities.

The new Pace Rehabilitation (Bucks) clinic address is –

Pace House, Bell Lane Office Village, Bell Lane, Little Chalfont, Amersham, Bucks. HP6 6FA

* If you require clinical services during this transition period, please contact us.  The telephone number (01494 790 490) and email (info@pacerehab.com) contact details remain unchanged.

Invitation to Official Opening

On Thursday 28th March 2019 we will be hosting an official opening of the new Amersham Clinic.

If you would like to join us for light refreshments and a chance to tour our new clinic, please click HERE to register.

There will be a free shuttle service from Chalfont & Latimer station for those using public transport.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new location!

2018 Pace Rehabilitation Conference – Beyond the clinic room

This year our annual rehabilitation conference focuses upon the successful outcomes that can be achieved by going ‘beyond the clinic room’.

Click on image for further details & online ticket booking

We are hosting the conference on Thursday 20th September 2018, at The Wellcome Collection in central London (NW1 2BE) and look forward to sharing our experiences with you…

As part of the full programme, Pace Rehabilitation clinicians will present case studies, including practical demonstrations by both lower and upper limb real life patients. Together they will outline how our proactive and skilled multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach provides your clients with the best opportunity to achieve their life goals, making a difference to their quality of life. This is a chance to hear their stories and understand their rehabilitation journeys.

Supported by the provision of the most clinically appropriate prosthetic and orthotic devices, many of our patients make their most significant rehabilitation steps beyond the ‘confines’ of a clinic room, quite literally.

Providing sophisticated equipment does not automatically mean that a prosthetic user can take full advantage of it in their daily life. To optimise outcomes, our therapists first work with patients on the background skills in clinic, then continue their activities together in the real world, continually developing our patients’ skills and confidence.

As an independent provider, Pace’s MDT utilises the most appropriate and up to date componentry and work collaboratively with the leading prosthetic manufacturers, particularly with new and ever increasingly advanced technology.

During the programme, representatives from some of the prosthetic companies will outline why and how particular devices come to market. These sessions will demonstrate the products and how the extended team work together with Pace for a successful outcome.

There will also be networking opportunities throughout an interesting and informative day, with time for discussions and questions.

The full programme can be viewed HERE