Clinic steps up to support amputees
A specialist clinic and client of Sugar PR has stepped up to the COVID-19 challenge of evolving its business to continue supporting its patients who have experienced life-changing injuries.
Pace Rehabilitation was launched in 2003 by a small team of experienced clinicians who wanted to provide a more integrated approach to the treatment of people who had sustained limb loss.
The business has since expanded its geographical footprint and now employs more than 40 staff across two sites at Bredbury in Greater Manchester and Amersham in Buckinghamshire.
It has treated almost 3,000 patients from across the UK during the past decade.
Work with law firms, insurers and case managers
Patients are referred to the clinic by law firms, insurers and case managers working with individuals who have sustained major trauma in a road accident or workplace incident. Most patients have undergone major amputations of the upper or lower limbs.
The clinic manufactures bespoke prosthetic devices in-house. Patients are assessed, measured and treated over several sessions to optimise their outcome. As well as providing physical rehabilitation in the form of prosthetic and therapy input, the clinic also provides psychological support to safeguard the mental wellbeing of its patients who have often experienced a major traumatic event.
The company also works with researchers from some of the world’s leading universities, including Salford University and Strathclyde University, to provide expert input on research projects and participating in testing and advising on new technology as the sector evolves.
Specialist technology in the healthcare sector
New technology used by the clinic enables patients who have lost part of their hand or fingers to have function restored.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak the business has evolved areas of its service to continue providing life-changing treatment and support for patients.
Toby Carlsson, founding director of Pace Rehabilitation, said:
“We’ve always taken a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment which can include working closely with a patient at pre-amputation stage and then supporting them with bespoke prostheses and rehabilitation packages.
“As well as the physical rehabilitation we also provide psychological rehabilitation for patients who are often traumatised by the incident which led them up to seeing us and need treatment to help them cope mentally.
“All our work is aimed at enabling our patients to return to the quality of life they had before their life-changing incident. Anyone can become an amputee and we see people from all walks of life. Some patients have been involved in a motorcycle accident and need a lower limb amputation whilst others have sustained an upper limb injury at work.”
Pete Davies, managing director of Sugar PR, said:
“All the patients at Pace have one thing in common which is the need to get their lives back on track with minimum delay so they can go back to work and, support their families. We are very happy to working with Toby, Carolyn, Jamie, Scott, Jonathan and the wider team of experienced professionals at Pace who are doing life-enhancing and positive work with patients.”