12 July 2009

Beyond Boundaries

A chance phonecall from Julia La Garde, Business Development Manager at Physiofunction, lead to Physiotherapy and FES being a headline feature at Beyond Boundaries 2009.

Held at the site of the Farnborough Airshow over the weekend of 4th and 5th July, Beyond Boundaries attracted over 4000 visitors including many young disabled people and their families seeing how they could extend their Boundaries.

There were opportunities to have a scuba dive,rock climb, and get round various adapted army assault courses. Wheelchair users were treated to the Pimp My Wheelchair attraction – a fun take on the MTV show, Pimp My Ride.

The show feature though was Physiotherapy and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for Foot-drop.

Jon Graham, Clinical Director at Physiofunction. “We have seen so many of our clients extend their boundaries with FES – hill-walking, golf, tennis and taking up Triathlon following strokes, head injuries and incomplete spinal injuries. Mark Brewster, event organiser, immediately saw the potential for FES as a show feature and created the PHYSIOZONE”

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