SPEAR Sports Injury and Physiotherapy specialise in sports injuries and neurological rehabilitation; providing treatment for muscle and joint injuries, Orthopaedic surgery, rehabilitation and work related neck and back pain.
Whilst all our clients enjoy success after a period of physiotherapy and proper recovery methods, now and again a story comes to our clinic that really breaks boundaries.
In summer 2016 SPEAR client, Douglas was in a serious Road Traffic Accident. A former policeman and Strongman competitor, Douglas suffered multiple fractures, a serious head injury and internal injuries from the collision. He spent three weeks in ITU and a further three months in hospital, before being discharged. Once home, Douglas was mainly wheelchair-bound and housebound.
Lesley and Isla, SPEAR physiotherapists from both the Neurological Rehabilitation team and the Musculoskeletal team, joined up and met with Douglas in December 2016. Physiotherapist Lesley, from the Rehabilitation team, describes the first few sessions: “Isla and I went to see Douglas at home for his first session as he hadn’t been out of his flat for months and was mainly wheelchair bound. We knew Douglas was desperate for help to get his life back on track.
Our first visit consisted of discussing Douglas’s injuries (of which there were many!). Douglas joked it would be quicker to tell us what hadn’t been broken than what had…he was right!!”