12 Highlights of 2017

Twelve Highlights of 2017



12 SOCKETS fitted each month

Proactive pride themselves in the quality fit and comfort of prosthetic sockets using state of the art technology and many years’ experience, providing confidence and performance to patients

Making a prosthetic


MONTH 11 Richard Whitehead ran the New York Marathon on 5th November

following on from his fantastic success at London World Para Athletic Championships winning Gold in T42 200m and bronze in T42 100m


10 OUT OF 10 for Stef Reid

for she has proven that she is not just a world champion T44 long jumper but also a competent and knowledgeable sports presenter appearing on both the Para Athletics World Championships for Channel 4 and The Invictus Games for BBC as well as starring in a short movie and interviewed on Fern Britton Meets on BBC1.


9 WEEKS on Strictly BBC1

Well done Jonnie Peacock for making it to Strictly Blackpool and making so many people proud. His dancing steps and parting words are an inspiration to all. This followed his 100m sprint gold medal success at the World Para Athletics Championships and to top it all Jonnie was voted to receive 3rd place in BBC Sports Personality of the Year! What a year!!!


8 GINGERBREAD HEARTS – well, it is Christmas!


7 SPECIES OF FISH in our aquarium

We have a new aquarium. A number of studies concluded that watching fish in aquaria proved to have therapeutic effects on emotional and physiological well-being. It helps in reducing anxiety levels as well as in relaxing the mind and has even been shown to reduce blood pressure!  In addition to enjoying the aesthetics of the aquarium we shall hope to see some beneficial effects on our patients too.

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6 of the TEAM getting technical

leading the way in prosthetic and orthotic care and expert opinions for legal or immediate needs

095 proactive team 4th march


5 GOLD MEDALS at Para-athletic World Championships July 2017

Congratulations world champions, Stef Reid, Sophie Kamlish, Olivia Breen, Richard Whitehead and Jonnie Peacock

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4 NEW clinic rooms

in our new purpose-built clinic facilities offering state of the art technology in beautiful and comfortable surroundings.

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3 WEEKS in Vietnam

Charlie on the iconic routes on BBC1 Without Limits, a moving, three part documentary about a challenging journey.



congratulations to Chris and to Andrew who married their partners in 2017


1 KNIGHT officially opened our clinic

thank you to Sir Saeed Zahedi for his scientific and philosophical guidance over the years