Testimonials

Customer testimonial from Richard Hill Richard Hill Wirral 9th December 2016

When, like so many people, I had a stroke which left me unable to walk or to use my left arm and hand, I was lucky enough to be treated by Clare Fraser and it was only through her care and expertise that I am now walking and able to have more use of my arm and hand than I could have possibly imagined.

The effects of something like a stroke can not only be physically devastating, but also mentally traumatic in the sudden transition from being fit and active to being helpless.

Central to the treatment I received from Clare and her team, was not only the fact that they could successfully correct so much of the damage I had suffered, but their ability to connect with those they are treating, and in giving us the power to help ourselves whilst being helped. It seems to me that this is not just essential to any kind of recovery, but makes it possible for those of us who have suffered a traumatic change in our life to take back some control over our condition as well as receiving the best possible treatment. Thank you so much for your care and expertise.

Customer testimonial from Robert Shaw Robert Shaw Wirral 9th December 2016

After suffering a stroke I was left with severely impaired use of my right arm and some restricted movement in my right leg. Clare was highly recommended as an experienced neuro physiotherapist by the NHS physiotherapy team I was seeing at the time.

I have been receiving physiotherapy from Clare at least once a week to try to gain as much use of my right arm as possible. Clare is highly professional and very attentive. She is very experienced and has a good understanding of a patients needs and explains the steps in the recovery process.

I would strongly recommend TherapyMatters to other individuals requiring physiotherapy treatment.

Customer testimonial from Richard Jones Richard Jones Wrexham 9th December 2016

I suffered a brain haemorrhage and stroke in 2011 and had brain surgery and care in several NHS departments until mid April 2011. Since then I have received sporadic NHS physiotherapy visits and so contacted TherapyMatters, Chester, at the end of April 2011 in an effort to maximise my recovery and achieve my personal goal of normalising my life again.

I now attend TherapyMatters once a week and have physiotherapy sessions with Clare Fraser. Since the first session Clare has been amazing and the sessions have had an incredible effect on my recovery. I have achieved far greater strength throughout my body and can now walk unaided for short distances around the house. I can also now climb stairs at home with the use of a rail.

Clare outlined at the first session her strategy to maximise my recovery and always explains everything in a clear and concise manner. I cannot speak highly enough of Clare and TherapyMatters. I would recommend TherapyMatters and Clare to anyone requiring help in response to a stroke or other brain injury. You could not wish to receive treatment from a more expert physiotherapist and when this is combined with the pleasant, friendly and engaging way in which Clare treats her patients TherapyMatters really should be anyone’s first choice for Neuro Rehabilitation.

Customer testimonial from Tony Richards Tony Richards Wirral 9th December 2016

TherapyMatters and principal Physiotherapist Clare Fraser were recommended to me when the Wirral Community Physiotherapy Team had to withdraw treatment in January 2012, saying I had ‘plateaued’.

I had a major stroke in June 2011 which left me with no functionality in my left arm and leg, loss of peripheral vision in my left eye and a degree of inattention on the left. My main objective is to walk again but at her first assessment at the end of January 2012 Clare made it clear this was to be a long term aim; before that we had to do a lot more work on strengthening my core, improving my stamina and developing my balance ability. Over the past year she has concentrated on these goals and I am now able to stand more confidently and remain balanced for longer.

As is the nature of strokes these improvements take time but Clare has an encouraging way of making me work hard and stay focused. I appreciate NeuroPhysiotherapy is a very specialised area and TherapyMatters is an expert in this field. Their expertise, friendship, support and good humour in this past year have played a great part in helping both my wife and I remain positive and hopeful for the future.

Customer testimonial from Adrian Lumb Adrian Lumb 9th December 2016

I was knocked down by a hit and run driver in April 1995 and suffered multiple fractures and intra-cerebral bleeding. This led to reduced mobility and reduced control of my right leg.

Treatment as an in-patient and then as an out-patient on the NHS succeeded in getting me mobile and walking with a stick. In October 2012 I felt my walking had gradually deteriorated and I looked for more physiotherapy to help me. I received a ‘word of mouth’ recommendation about TherapyMatters because they are specialist in Neurological Physiotherapy.

TherapyMatters helped me to understand the mechanics of walking and how to use the relevant muscles and joints to enable me to walk more efficiently and with greater confidence. I would have no hesitation in returning if my walking should deteriorate again and would certainly recommend them to others. All the staff are very friendly, listen to your concerns and provide an excellent bespoke service.