New facility for treatment of neurological conditions to open

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(Last Updated On: March 19, 2021)

A new facility for people with neurological conditions, offering an accessible gym and innovative rehad technology is to open in South Devon later this month.

The facility will be a new option for people in Teignbridge/Torbay with long term health conditions.

Sense Ability Therapy CIC is proud to announce the arrival of its new Tyromotion rehabilitation technology, the latest and most advanced specialist equipment, a critical addition to their accessible gym and unique to Devon.

Physiotherapists at social enterprise Sense Ability Therapy CIC are excited to have the facility officially opened by Cllr Dewhirst on 26th March.

The not-for-profit clinic was awarded a grant to develop the gym, as part of the Inclusive Recovery Fund, provided by Unltd in partnership with Comic Relief and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media Sport (DCMS). The Inclusive Recovery Fund is a £4.75 million fund to help social entrepreneurs in England deliver their services and increase the impact of their work in the face of the challenges caused by Coronavirus.

The grant will help Sense Ability Therapy to support people in the South Devon area who have been affected during the pandemic, particularly those suffering from long-term conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and stroke. The grant has helped fund a new accessible gym including virtual reality technology to help people get back on their feet with specialist support. The CSP Right to Rehab report highlighted that 44% of people with a neurological condition don’t have access to community rehabilitation for their condition. The pandemic and lockdowns have had a further devastating impact on rehabilitation services, with only 15% of NHS rehab services back to running normally.

Sense Ability Therapy founder, Jenny Baker, says: “This grant has helped us realise our dream of making rehabilitation accessible to people of all levels of ability and has come at a time when rehab services in the NHS and Community are under unprecedented pressure. This service enables us to support the NHS provision and offer people of all abilities a way to improve their daily function and quality of life in the gorgeous setting at Dainton Golf Club.”

Like many people, Heidi found the first lockdown caused her to lose strength and her mobility, Heidi, credits the clinic with getting her back on her feet, “Having access to Sense Ability Therapy has meant the difference between achieving mobility or having to rely completely on others…it is important not just for my physical health but also my mental health.”

If you would like further details or would like to cover the opening please contact: Jenny Baker 07775844839 or email info@senseabilitytherapy.co.uk

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