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 [...]


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 [...]

Farah and Bolt step aside….It’s time for the superhumans

Now that dust has settled from an amazing Olympics for team GB, we now turn our attentions to our sporting stars of the Paralympics, and here at MNC, we can't wait for it to start! Great Britain will have a team consisting of 264 athletes who will compete across 19 sports. Since the inception of [...]

England Legend backs Don’t Quit it, Do it campaign

With football fever at its peak and the home nations doing brilliantly in Euro 2016, there has never been a better time for people to get involved in Football. Unfortunately, for someone living with disability, this may not be as easy as digging out a ball from the shed and blowing the cobwebs off the [...]

Advanced Course In Barcelona.

Lynne recently taught an Advanced course in Barcelona. This is the second time she taught there and it was a very enjoyable course with four members of the Spanish tutors association attending the course including Elena who has just finished her time working at MNC. Lynne was assisted by Monica Junquero who has also had [...]

Update….Steve’s Coast to Coast Challenge.

Last week Steve Bowker, a patient at MNC, completed his challenge of cycling Coast to Coast. Along with a team of 12 supporters; including Nigel Crockford and Charlotte Lawledge they covered the 216 Km from Workington to Tynemouth in 3days! Trouble free riding saw them cycle over 3500 metres of ascents, no doubt taking in [...]