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).