The Team at Proactive are immensley proud to have supported the 72 nations of The Commonwealth during the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Nearly 50 members of our team and volunteers came to Birmingham to support the athletes and their coaches. More than anything we were humbled by the commitment and support from the volunteers; prosthetists, orthotists, technicians and games makers who gave their time. The rest of this article is given to sharing their inspiring teamwork and problem solving to support the Commonwealth Games para-athletes in achieving their goals and dreams.
Click the link below to read the full story:
We are pleased to announce that on 20th April 2022 Proactive Prosthetics Ltd was acquired by Ability Matters Group. Ability Matters Group is an international group of companies whose principal activity is providing services that enhance the lives of those who require devices to improve their mobility and accessibility.
Whilst Proactive will continue to provide the same individual, professional and caring services we have built our reputation on, we are excited for the opportunities that Ability Matters Group offer by providing access to cutting-edge technologies and supporting the continued development of our services. The team at Proactive will remain the same and Richard Nieveen will continue to be part of the team, as well as providing specialist prosthetic support to Ability Matters Group.
It was a privilege for Richard Nieveen to be given official accreditation by British Paralympic Association (BPA) and to be the first prosthetist to be part of Paralympics Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Paralympic accreditation is a very significant document; it dictates where you can go and what you can do at the Games. Unlike previous Games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) where he travelled independently as personal prosthetist with occasional access to a workshop, in Tokyo I was with the athletes 24/7 as they prepared and competed in their events.
At Proactive we are very proud of the athletes we supported as part of Team GB and the successes they shared with the rest of the Paralympic Team GB.
Click here> to read the full reflection on Tokyo 2020 by Richard Nieveen
|The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are finally underway and Team GB are already performing well with a number of medals won over the last few days.
At Proactive we are proud to be supporting Sophie Kamlish, Stef Reid, Richard Whitehead and Jonnie Peacock as they prepare and compete in Tokyo. We wish them well in their competitions over the coming week….
Richard Nieveen is also part of Team GB having been accredited by the British Paralympic Association as Team Prosthetist and is in Tokyo to support all of Team GB’s prosthetic needs.
The final tweaks and preparations are done and the athletes are transferring from the holding camp to the Paralympic village prior to competing in their events.
We are posting stories from Richard Nieveen, in Tokyo, on our social media and TikTok – please follow the links at the top of this page for some great insights from the holding camp and Paralympic village.
If you would like to catch some of the action here are the dates and times
Stef Reid ~ T64 Long Jump ~ Sat 28 Aug 10:42 (02:42 London time)
Sophie Kamlish ~ T64 100m
Richard Whitehead ~ T61 200m ~ Fri 3 Sep 19:42 (11:42 London time)
As concern about coronavirus deepens, the team at Proactive would like to assure all our patients and customers that we are making every effort to ensure that we can continue to provide our services to them whilst following Government and WHO guidelines.
Staff have been advised to stay at home if they or one of their household are not well and all have technical facilities in place to allow access to records and work from home as required.
Our excellent hygiene standards have been maintained and enhanced to provide the safest possible environment for all our visitors and staff.
We are able to provide our services whilst maintaining required ‘social distancing’ from staff and other visitors (other than required clinical contact).
We have so far been able to provide a clinical service for all patients who require it. This can be achieved by visiting us but we are also able to provide advice and support over the phone or by video link. Please contact us using the details below to arrange appropriate assistance.
If you have an appointment at Proactive and you are not well, we respectfully request that you contact us to re-arrange it using the contact details below.
Tel: 01252 702500
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