Mersey physio business invests in robotics

Based in Wirral, The Rehab Physio employs offers specialist neurological physiotherapy and has secured £250,000 in new financing to invest in robotics to support its patients. Tony McDonough reports

Rehab Physio
Carol Bolland, FW Capital, with Chris and Jen Wynne  of The Rehab Physio

 

A specialist Merseyside rehabilitation clinic has secured £250,000 in new financing that it will invest in new robotic equipment to support its patients.

Based in Bromborough in Wirral, The Rehab Physio employs nine people and offers specialist neurological physiotherapy to patients in North West England and North Wales. It is based out of a newly-built 3500 sq ft purpose-built facility.

It uses the latest technology to help rehabilitate patients that have suffered severe injury or illness. Now it has secured £250,000 through NPIF – FW Capital Debt Finance, managed by FW Capital and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

This will be used to purchase suite of specialist robotic equipment, thought only to be available in two other practices in the UK. It will allow the clinic to provide better support to its patients, allowing them to do thousands of repetitions of steps or exercises that is impossible to achieve in a standard physiotherapy session.

The Rehab Physio is headed up by wife and husband team Jen and Chris Wynne, both of whom previously worked as physios in the NHS. Jen, who is the company’s business manager, said: “Robotics allows us to offer gold standard rehab and our aim is to become a regional and national centre for intensive outpatient rehabilitation.

“We know from research findings that intensity is key to a successful outcome, and evidence shows that repetition is the most effective way to rehabilitate people following neurological or catastrophic injury.

“By investing in this ground-breaking equipment, we can offer patients a complete solution which comprises the technology centre, focused physio and a rehab gym which aims to plug a gap in current physiotherapy treatment.

“Our new facility offers high quality rehabilitation to anyone with neurological and complex needs regardless of budget. We want to reach out to people with neurological or serious injuries as well as solicitors, case managers, GPs, consultants, and NHS commissioning services to develop their understanding of new treatment methods and its benefits.”

FW Capital investment executive, Carol Bolland, added: “The robotics equipment that we have funded provides specialist, intensive treatment which could help patients achieve a shorter recovery path than with traditional methods.

“We believe this investment will make The Rehab Physio a leading light in physiotherapy treatment. Jen and Chris spotted a growing need for this sort of technology and are a great example of the type of innovative business owners that NPIF are keen to support.”

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