The preparations for the challenge are gearing up. Catering organised and some excellent raffle prizes to add to the fun. Hope everyone will be there and stay to party after the exertions.
Andy has succeeded in his goal to be able to run again following a severe stroke. Andy attends the gym now regularly working to regain and maintain his fitness levels. Well done Andy! Check out Andy’s inspirational book describing his recovery and fight back to full fitness. “Weather the Storm, Andrew Shaw”, available still on [...]
Ken Brown, one of our stroke patients managed a very personal challenge in April this year. Ken had a severe stroke and had been told it was unlikely he would ever recover the ability to walk. Not only did he manage the MNC Challenge last year with his stick but walked his daughter down the [...]
We are very much looking forward to welcoming back a favourite lecturer at MNC. Nigel Lawes will teach a weekend on Motor Learning in September 2014.
Sean Crosby a patient from MNC who suffered a severe stroke a number of years ago has once again completed another amazing challenge in November. This time a 400 kilometre South Africa bike ride to raise funds for Regain, a charity supporting men and women paralysed in sporting accidents. Sean completed this in 5 days [...]
One of our patients, Lance Bombadier Ben Parkinson MBE, famous for being Britain’s most injured surviving serviceman, is training for his next challenge. “Operation Frankton” He is leading a team of disabled and able bodied servicemen in a 75 mile canoe trip along the Garrone River to Bordeaux. This event is for the Pilgrim Bandits charity, [...]
The Rugby Football Union has an injured players fund (IPF) which provides therapy input for catastrophically injured players to maximise their recovery. MNC have now been identified as one of the providers of this specialist neurological physiotherapy and we are enjoying receiving an increasing number of spinal injured patients at the clinic.
Everyone is getting ready for the MNC Challenge on Sat 30th August 2014. We now have 6 clients who are in training for the big day in Victoria Park. We now just have to order the sunshine!! If anyone is interested in sponsoring us or volunteering on the day please contact our office manager Jenny [...]
Katie, Charlotte, Alison, Rachel and Funeeza all successfully completed the run. This on what was one of the hottest days this year so well done all. They were well supported by the atmosphere and wonderful support en route. Special thanks to Alf and Norma and the Parkinson’s UK cheer squad whose friendly faces in the crowd [...]
Having heard about the MNC Challenge and the feats of our fantastic patients, Indigo Planning, a national planning consultancy firm was keen to get involved. The team at the Manchester office has decided that a fitting way to do this would be to put their bodies on the line too by taking part in the [...]