I will never forget that day at Daniel Yorath house when I met Charlotte Bamber for my assessment who was aware of the lifestyle and background I had left behind after suffering my stroke, so to hear you say those words filled me with immense confidence and the realisation that all was not lost and now writing this I sit here ( in good posture I add!) literally only a matter of hours before I return back home now capable of walking independently, ascend and descend stairs, all a result of your commitment, expertise and hard work, albeit-at times remarkably painful. I still don't believe when administering treatment you are advised to smile/ snigger as it helps reduce the pain ha ha 😩 Anyway true to your word with set goals Improvements and progress started to come thick and fast culminating in the sponsored walk at Roundhay which was a remarkable feat - given my transfers were still made by hoist only a few weeks prior to completing the walk. It was a pleasure and very fitting I felt to have you alongside me. I thank you for that and more so for the encouragement and guidance throughout the whole of my rehabilitation right up to the present day as I return to the community. Charlotte thank you so much. On reflection I feel extremely fortunate to have been under your care for treatment during my rehabilitation, I cannot thank you enough. Having arranged to continue my treatment and therefore rehab through PhysioFunction and yourself. I shall look forward to continuing my progress during such appointments as they arise thank you Charlotte, here's to The Open 2020!:) I shall look forward to hearing from and working with you soon, you remain a credit to the profession a stand out professional who's commitment demonstrate a perfect example to your peers. Thanks Charlotte.
Emmerdale Research Team ITV
"PhysioFunction provided detailed and informative guidance for our storylines regarding appropriate physiotherapy for someone suffering from neurological damage. The friendly team were fantastic for offering us realistic solutions and options for our portrayal of neurophysiotherapy. " The Emmerdale Research Team
I feel Aquatic Physiotherapy has helped me a great deal, it relaxes me and eases my joints. It also gives me a chance to move my whole body whilst in the water, which I am unable to do without it. Kirsten is really good at her job and has given me the confidence to get back into swimming again. I really enjoy going to Aquatic Physiotherapy sessions every 2 weeks. If anyone has the chance to use the hydrotherapy pool, I couldn't recommend it enough.
I have worn Turbomed for 4 months now...and I love it! Unlike FES devices that use batteries, which don't seem to last, Turbomed has no battery. Turbomed is made of PVC/plastic materials which have some 'give' in them, this then means that my walk has some 'give' in it too. The PVC/plastic makes a smooth movement, unlike the carbon fibre materials other devices are made of.
After suffering an attack of Transverse Myelitis in 1999, which left me completely paralysed from spinal level T6, my muscles atrophied and I was unable to exercise properly. Since using the FES bike regularly, I feel fitter and the muscle mass in my legs is returning. The FES bike is a great way for people with no or limited mobility to keep fit.
For the past 32 years I have suffered with, often debilitating pain in my right hip and lower back. I more recently was referred to Tom through my bupa insurance for pins and needles in my hand from a neck injury. Tom not only treated me for the pins and needles but spent time to understand my long term condition. Tom used a series of manipulation a massage to free from pain in both my hand (pins&needles) and hip. After spending thousands on massage, consultants and drugs Tom was able to diagnose and treat me over an 8 week program. I followed his instructions to the letter and I am still doing the exercises he set me. Tom is passionate about his work and he knows how to listen. Thank you for changing my life.
Jonathan Bamforth Solicitor, Catastrophic ClaimsMinster Law Ltd
I have instructed Sarah Daniel of Physiofunction both as a treating therapist and as a medico legal expert witness and have found her to be both professional and pragmatic in both roles. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for an extremely capable neurological physiotherapist.
Helen RatcliffeBrownbill Associates Ltd, Case Management and Community Care Services
PhysioFunction consistently provides a responsive and professional neuro-physiotherapy service to my clients with spinal cord and acquired brain injuries. My clients and their families are always satisfied with the initial assessments and outcomes of physiotherapy goals. PhysioFunction’s specialist knowledge in rehabilitation therapy equipment is excellent and gives my clients the opportunity to trial and pursue therapeutic goals. PhysioFunction always works collaboratively with me as case manager and the multi-disciplinary team.
Patti Summerfield, Case Manager.CCMS Ltd.
I have found Sarah Daniel, PhysioFunction, to be professional and caring in her approach to my clients, she is considered in her assessment, balancing the need for physiotherapy alongside the client's overarching needs, in this way, she works well as a team member in achieving our overall goals for the client
Rebecca (Mum to Oliver, aged 12)
The progress my son Oliver has made since he started coming to Physiofunction is unbelievable - literally - and beyond my wildest dreams. We never thought he would walk independently - our goal was holding one hand - and now he can do both! Every week I see progress, and above all he loves his sessions, and has a wonderful rapport with his therapist Charlotte. I only wish we'd discovered Physiofunction 10 years ago!
Rebecca (Mum to Oliver, aged 12)
Sarah ColesPartner, Irwin Mitchell LLP
Having worked with Sarah Daniel and her team at PhysioFunction over the last few years, I have found them to be second to none. Their understanding of the clients needs and requirements and the provision of such treatment has been exemplary. They are all hugely empathetic and highly professional.
PhysioFunction has made me have a more normal life. Before I came here I was limited in what I could do. Now I can dance, I can use stairs without holding on and I can nearly run which is my main goal for next year. I’ve been waiting a decade to get this far and Jess at PhysioFunction has helped me get there
I took my mum (spinal cord injury at C4 incomplete - tetraplegic) to use the hydro pool with physio Michelle. What an absolutely amazing session, Michelle's knowledge of SCI was refreshing and both mum and I felt totally at ease with her. Mum had her injury last year and to be able to get her in a pool and stimulate walking for the first time....what an absolute miracle! Thank you so much x
It has been over 12 months since my accident , both my legs were fractured one in three places the other had a compound fracture with foot and heel crushed.
I am now able to walk with sticks short distances, something I never thought I would ever do. This is down to Alison my brilliant Physiotherapist. Alison has helped me through so much with encouragement when I have wanted to give up, and also with my pain. For her, I would like to say thank you.
A Happy Mum
My daughter is doing so well. She can now jump in a trampoline without falling even with other kids jumping at the same time! She can walk up and down stairs (13 floors) unaided, no handrail. She walks 2.5 km to school per day. The walkaide has been really helpful once we got over the learning curve!
Anna TurneyParalympic Alpine Ski Racer & Motivational Speaker
Jon Graham is by far the best Neuro Physio I have ever had the pleasure of working with. A year after being discharged from Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where I did rehab post a spinal cord injury, both doctors and physios were amazed by the progress I had made with PhysioFunction.
The movement I got back in my legs and core is largely down to Jon's expertise and positive attitude and my gritty mother's nagging me to practice Jon's daily exercises with her help. A heartfelt thank you Jon and Maggie T - I know I could do more physically if only I had more time and mental energy!
I would highly recommend PhysioFunction for Neuro Physio services. Things were always explained clearly in a relaxed atmosphere and I always feel motivated to do the necessary exercises.
Caroline MolloyRegional Child & Family Support Co-ordinator at Child Brain Injury Trust
I have suggested PhysioFunction's services and technology to families I work with who have been really pleased with the results. PhysioFunction are always a pleasure to speak to and work alongside and I shall continue to recommend them to other families I work with in the future
DM - Case Manager
I have used PhysioFunction for many of my spinal cord injured clients and have always found the service to be highly efficient and professional. I would and have recommended their Neurophysiotherapy services to other Case Managers.
PhysioFunction's Charlotte Foxton is a fantastic neurological physiotherapist. She is professional, friendly and proactive in her approach to her work. She has been working with our daughter over the last 2 years and has provided her with a full range of exercises, interventions and strategies for coping with her physical needs. Charlotte is easy to talk to, creative in her approach to physiotherapy and has a wonderful rapor with our daughter.
Sarah has always been professional, knowledgeable and personable in the time I have benefited from knowing and dealing with her. This also holds true for all the members of what I'm going to call 'her team' and this must be, in part at least, thanks to the personality and standards that Sarah communicates to potential colleagues. I would have no hesitation in recommending Physiofunction to anyone for whom it could be of benefit and I can quote several really good, and for me exremely important, benefits from dealing with Sarah and her team, that have helped significantly improve my life following a stroke that I had almost 10 years ago
I have used PhysioFunction's Sarah Daniel to provide expert reports for complex brain and spinal cases where there has been a need for neuro-physiotherapy. She provides detailed, well considered expert opinion encompassing both traditional methods and innovative technological advances. She is my expert of choice in such cases.
The physiotherapists say to my Mum “no pain, no gain” to persuade her to let them get her muscles moving but she loves them dearly and looks forward to their next visit because she knows that after the first few movements the tension and the pain in her limbs will ease and she will in fact feel much better.
I have only the highest praise for the physiotherapists from PhysioFunction. They have made an enormous difference to the quality of my Mum’s life. They treat her as a person taking into consideration who she is and how she feels on the day of treatment. They look and reflect on the equipment she has and might benefit from and have made positive suggestions to me about where to go for more help. They have organised special splints for her hand, arm and foot. They comment on complimentary treatments which might alleviate symptoms or might help to decrease the pain due to her condition. I can recommend them whole heartedly
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in July 2012 at the age of 64. My balance was all over the place, my walking was very unsteady and I had no confidence. All that changed when I started having specialist physiotherapy from PhysioFunction. After a few sessions my confidence started to return and my balance and walking improved. This was due to the care, patience and dedication of my Physiotherapist. I still go every fortnight and while it can be tough, it’s well worth the effort.
Too many people are written off after strokes. I may never recover fully but my quality if life has improved tremendously through PhysioFunction support.
Everyone has been been so kind and creative, suggesting new ideas to help my weak side get stronger. I am back at work now and very grateful to the team who have helped me achieve that goal.
Following my stroke in September 2011, which left me with left-sided hemiplegia, the team at PhysioFunction have really helped me to climb the huge mountain of recovery, giving me emotional and moral support on the long journey to recovery.
Using a variety of techniques and tailoring the programme to me and my needs, the team were there for me when the Community rehab team stopped supporting me. I still have a long way to go but PhysioFunction remain positive and ultra supportive just as the going is getting tougher. Everyone has been so kind and creative, suggesting new ideas to help my weak side get stronger. I am back at work now and very grateful to the team who have helped me to achieve that goal.
How to sum up PhysioFunction? Great team giving independence back to people. Can't thank them enough. To be able to walk my children to school is priceless.
FES got me out of hospital and back to work!
I went from hardly being able use my hand to now being able to pick up a glass and drink from it without spilling! It has now been over two years since my stroke and if I hadn't discovered the Saebo hand splint, I could have been a lot worse off. Now I use Saebo once a day and attend weekly physio.
Dr Mark Manford, Consultant NeurologistAddenbrookes Hospital Cambridge and Bedford Hospital Bedfordshire
PhysioFunction have always seen my patients promptly, who have been very happy with the attention, treatment and support they have received.
I really do feel on top of the world. Thank you PhysioFunction for helping me regain a wonderful new life!