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ReWalk Training

ReWalk Training Course Following on from Robert’s trial of the ReWalk exoskeleton technology we had a training week at MNC with Stephen Ruffle, Sales Manager UK and Ireland and Marcel Mielke a physiotherapist who is Clinical Trainer of Europe. At the end of a busy few days MNC has staff certified as trainers to use [...]

Exploring new scientific frontiers using the Rewalk Exoskeleton

Fifteen years following a spinal cord injury, one of MNC’s clients Robert Shelton has walked over 500 steps using the Rewalk, aswell as walking outside for the first time. The Rewalk is a wearable, robotic exoskeleton. This achievement is amazing considering the level of his lesion and being diagnosed as a complete spinal cord injury [...]

Prize Placement

Each year MNC work with the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) to offer a Prize Placement to a final year Master's student who has a keen interest in neurological physiotherapy. At MNC we value the education of future physiotherapist's, giving an individual the opportunity to work in a dedicated centre, that is passion about improving a [...]

MidlandsAbility Launch Event

Improving Workplace Opportunity for Those with Disabilities by Linzi Meadows MNC Director and Clinical Specialist in Neurological Physiotherapy. I was honoured to attend the launch of MidlandsAbility at the KPMG building in Birmingham. I was invited by Richard Day, who has been one of the key driving forces in bringing this group together. Richard attends [...]

Another Recovery Milestone

MNC would like to congratulate Alex on yet another recovery milestone in his rehabilitation from a spinal cord injury! Here at MNC we have worked alongside Alex for many years supporting his recovery and overcoming hurdles on the way but he continue to impress, even us, with his determination and commitment to doing everything possible [...]

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 [...]