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Steve’s Coast-to-Coast Cycle ride

Steve Bowker, a patient here at MNC, has today started his Coast-to-Coast cycle ride to raise money and awareness for the stroke association. Steve suffered a stroke in 2014, which left him unable to actively participate in his passions of fell running, climbing and cycling. Since his stroke, Steve has worked incredibly hard to regain [...]

Why Parkinson’s Disease won’t stop me rowing across the pacific

If you are in need of a little inspiration, look no further than Alex Flynn... Alex has been living with Parkinson's disease since 2008, when he was diagnosed at only 36 years old, something that most of us would struggle to comprehend. Before his diagnosis, Alex was no stranger to grueling endurance events, but since [...]

Upcoming Courses…

‘Foundations for Function’ A problem solving workshop focusing on the role of the Head and Thorax within postural control in neurological rehabilitation, with one of MNC's clinical directors - Linzi Meadows. If you have not been to a workshop taught by Linzi before you are in for a exciting and dynamic 2 days!!   The [...]

A Different Brain

A new documentary - A Different Brain from Louis Theroux is to be aired Sunday 15th May at 9pm on BBC2, and looks at the life changing effects of brain injuries and how people and their families come to terms with this.   The documentary will look at the extensive rehabilitation process by a range [...]

It’s A Boy!!

Congratulations to Funeeza, on the safe arrival of her gorgeous baby boy - Daanyal Kayan. He decided to make an early appearance on the 30th April at 5:35pm. Both Mum and baby are doing great and big brother Aadam is totally smitten!!   Looking forward to meeting the newest member of team MNC when Funeeza [...]

Future of Physiotherapy Summit

On 9th March 2016 Rachel and Lynne attended the Future of Physiotherapy Summit at the University of Salford.  The conference examined the challenges presented by current changes in health care commissioning and the demands of an aging population. Many of the speakers highlighted the opportunities this presents physiotherapists to find new ways of working and to use their unique skills [...]

MS Awareness Week.

The Multiple Sclerosis Trust Awareness week will run from the 25th April to the 1st of May. In this week their goal is to develop ways of helping MS teams deliver a fairer future and ensure a more consistent specialist care for all those affected by MS.   It is widely known the difficulties faced [...]

Use your head at MNC!

The MNC staff have got involved with the "Use your Head" campaign, which is part of the Parkinson's Awareness Week organised Parkinson's UK. The campaign involved wearing funny, smart or silly headwear in work or school for one day to raise awareness of Parkinson's in the United Kingdom. Despite a number of modelling contracts being offered, Rachel, Elena, Sarah [...]

Parkinson’s Awareness Week, 18-24th April

This week is Parkinson's awareness week, a campaign launched by Parkinson's UK to increase the awareness of Parkinson's disease in the United Kingdom and helping to get people diagnosed with Parkinson's and their families the right support and advice that can make a big difference to their lives. Parkinson's UK have given us three really [...]

Stem cell research in Parkinson’s disease

Exciting new development in Parkinson's disease research! Scientists in Australia will be carrying out research on stem cell treatments for patients suffering with moderate to severe Parkinson's disease.  The hope is that  scientists will hope to use the stem cells to grow new brain cells, replacing the ones lost to the disease process. The trial is set to [...]