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.
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Due to planned development, we are looking for a well-motivated, experienced prosthetist to enhance our expanding team of specialists.
Job title: Clinical Lead Prosthetist
Location: Godalming, Surrey
Salary: Competitive, dependant on experience, including relocation assistance if necessary.
Proactive Prosthetics is a private facility that has established an enviable reputation as a centre of excellence, working with individuals who have suffered complex and traumatic amputation. The clinic is highly patient focussed with the cultivation of a friendly and relaxed experience, allowing patients to attain their full potential through the rehabilitation process.
We are looking for a well-motivated, experienced clinical prosthetist to join our expanding team of specialists.
Role Responsibilities include:
- Leading the clinical team at Proactive, Godalming
- Management of complex traumatic patients
- Working to the highest standard with responsibility for the complete process of patient care
- Casting and rectifying of all levels of upper and lower limb amputation
- Participation as a key member with in the MDT
- Expert witness report preparation for Medico-Legal Cases
Required Qualifications and Experience include:
- Honours degree in P & O (or equivalent)
- Knowledge and experience of the latest prosthetic products and techniques
- Excellent organisational skills
- Management experience preferable but not essential
- An advanced understanding of socket design and experience in fitting active users
- Competence in practical aspects and the manufacture of prostheses
- Ability to communicate and present both formally and informally to healthcare professionals and lawyers
- HCPC registered
Proactive is a private clinic, established in 2001 by founder Richard Nieveen. Proactive has recently become part of the Ability Matters Group, the largest provider of prosthetics and orthotics in the UK and Ireland, who will provide further investment in the service to facilitate growth, whilst also ensuring that the patient-centred and friendly nature of the service continues to thrive.
At Proactive we are passionate about socket design and hold this in the highest regard when making a prosthesis for our patients and constantly strive to improve results and invest in the latest cutting-edge technology. We have extensive experience with MPK and MPF devices and other advanced upper extremity functional components. Our clinical and technical teams collaborate closely with each other offering peer to peer support. As a company we offer full support with the training needs of our staff and support CPD activities.
We work as part of an MDT led by a consultant in rehabilitation medicine, the team includes Physio, OT, Clinical Psychologist and Exercise Rehab Instructors. We also work as part of a surgical group offering amputation, revision surgery and pain management. Given the nature of our patient referrals we typically work with a patient group of highly motivated individuals aiming to achieve the best levels of outcome. We are also privileged to work with elite Paralympic athletes and will be supporting the Commonwealth Games this year in Birmingham having been successful in our bid to provide Prosthetic and Orthotic support.
Our purpose-built facility enjoys a beautiful riverside setting close to the town centre. Godalming is a small town centred in the heart of the Surrey countryside two miles south of Guildford, closely linked to the A3 and 15 minutes from Junction 10 of the M25 and has good rail links to London and the South coast.
If you would be interested in joining this elite clinical team committed to giving the very best to patients, please send your CV and a covering letter to the clinical administrator at email@example.com.
To arrange an informal discussion, please email Alan McDougall at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Friday 27th May 2022
We are delighted to be supporting Stef Reid on her exciting journey with
Dancing on Ice!
Preparations are already underway for the competition which is to start on January 2022. Stef has made her first steps onto the ice with her trainer and now that her partner, Andy Buchanan, has been announced she is working him him too.
Initially, we started by making a prosthetic leg that would fit into Stef's skating boot but we have a prototype that is a prosthetic foot attached directly to the skating blade. The really neat thing is that the carbon fibre finish of the socket and foot matches Andy's skating boots. Cute!
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)