Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Three Stages of Miracle Recovery

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Three Stages of Miracle Recovery

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A MIRACLE has happened to me thanks to the staff of the Belsay Unit, Campus for ageing and Vitality, after only three days.

Short summary of my problems were difficulty breathing, needing help to stand up from a chair or getting out of bed, using furniture to move around. Nine times I fell backwards, breaking my wrist in one of the falls.

First, thanks to Prof Dr Sayer for arranging all the required tests, including her thorough examinations.

Secondly, physiotherapist Julia Williamson for jointly designing the exercises returning me to full mobility in a very short time. At the age of 78 it is indeed a miracle.

Stage 1: Aug 20 - There are three stages to recovery. First is static balance, followed by mobility balance, the third is putting the exercises into practice. Julia explained: "You will have to work very hard for the rewards"' Stage 2: Sept 21 - I practised the movements many times on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Sept 23 - I want to go for a walk but had struggled having no confidence. …

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