|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)
It has been a privilege to work with these exceptional athletes who have shown determination and resilience to reach their goals in what has been a very challenging time.
This year selection for the games has been very difficult due to the restricted number of places in the team, which makes their achievements even greater.
We will continue to support them all the way to Tokyo 2020 and in Tokyo where Richard Nieveen will be Team Prosthetist in the GB Paralympic team.
We will continue to update you on their preparations and performance on our website and via social media.
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
You can keep up to date by checking this page or via our social media posts.
Many patients travel from afar to benefit from our prosthetic and orthotic services. In order to facilitate support of patients based in the southwest of England we now have a clinic based near Exeter, Devon. We also welcome new patients who may find it easier to access our services at this location.
The clinic is run in conjunction with physiotherapist Holly King who has many years experience working in amputee rehabilitation including complex military cases at Headley Court.
The services we provide here are prosthetic, orthotic and physiotherapy assessments (for treatment or expert reports) reviews, adjustments and maintenance.
To book an appointment at this clinic please contact Lorraine Kentish our clinic manager:
Tel: 01252 702500
ProActive hosted an Open Evening for Students on 18th April 2018.
Five students who had expressed an interest in a career in prosthetics, orthotics and associated industries and professions attended our Students Open Evening. The event included a tour of our clinic and manufacturing facilities, practical demonstrations and the opportunity to talk to members of our multi-disciplinary team.
Jane Hunter (Prosthetist and Orthotist) and Christophe Cointet (Prosthetist) gave practical demonstrations on the manufacture and fitting of prosthetics and orthotics as well as some valuable insights into ‘a day in the life of” a prosthetist or orthotist. The students made the most of the opportunity to ask lots of questions.
The evening was rounded up with more Q&A and a video presentation about the degree course in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Strathclyde University.
The feedback from the event was excellent:
‘[ProActive] gave lots of information, showed different sides I hadn’t considered’
‘Great insight to what both careers include and what day-to-day life would be like.’
‘Jane and Christophe were very knowledgeable and helpful.’
‘Allowed me to get an understanding of the process.’
This year we are supporting the RNLI charity instead of sending Christmas cards.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Clinic Christmas Closure: mid-day 22nd December 2017 until 2nd January 2018
Telephone: 01252 702500
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