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Letter to My Husband’s Physio…

As MNC physiotherapists our love for our jobs comes from our passion to help people reach their personal goals and beyond. The following was written by a patient's wife on behalf of them both, reading this gives us all extreme pride that what we do can be a small part in helping a family 'get [...]

Hydration and Health

In this blog we are going to look at hydration and the facts around ‘water’…I am using water in inverted comma’s as again this can be misleading. In the scientific community, they talk about ‘water’ they are often talking about nutrient water, which we can be sourced from both the food we eat and the [...]

Parkinson’s :Application of evidence into practice at MNC

A weekend PD study day was held at MNC on Saturday 18th March. The course was taught by Dr Bhanu Ramaswamy OBE and Fiona Lindop Specialist Parkinson's Physiotherapist. They both have a wealth of experience in Parkinson's and were directly involved in producing the European Physiotherapy Guidelines for Parkinson's Disease. The course, 'Parkinson's: Application of [...]

Therapy Assistants Course.

MNC's Rachel and Alison enjoyed delivering the 'neurological rehabilitation for therapy assistants' programme the other weekend to a fantastic group of enthusiastic physio assistants. Here they are exploring the complex task of walking and how best to use their hands to help their patients               It is always great to [...]

The Big Idea.

Epidural Stimulation for Spinal Cord Paralysis.   The Spinal Cord. The spinal cord contains nerve cells and nerve fibres that enable communication to/from the brain. To allow movement to take place the spinal cord transports information (signals) from the brain to the necessary muscles needed for the task at hand. In turn, sensory information is [...]

Life Post Stroke.

Andrew Marr (TV presenter) spoke to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) about his life post stroke. Andrew suffered a stroke nearly 4 years ago, aged just 53 years old. Around 152,000 people suffer a stroke each year in the UK, with 1 in 4 being under the age of retirement.   Andrew’s observation of the [...]

Like Riding a Bike.

As familiar faces return to MNC following maternity leave and enjoying those precious first months with their babies, Katie Sutton talks about her return to MNC is just like riding a bike!   ‘Like riding a bike’ "Having had nine months off work on maternity leave, to say I was apprehensive about coming back to [...]

It’s a Girl!!

Congratulations to Rachel and Andy on the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Etta Johnston. Born on the 9th of October - a fashionable 15 days late!! Weighing a healthy 7lb 10. As you can imagine Rachel is taking it all in her stride and very much been kept on her toes by Etta!! Looking forward to [...]

Congratulations!!

MNC would like to congratulate one of our popular visiting Bobath tutors - Sue Armstrong, on becoming an 'Advanced Bobath Tutor'.  Sue regularly visits MNC to lecture on a variety of topics, giving her valuable knowledge and skills to help develop working Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists. In addition, congratulations to Debbie Strang who has also [...]