The range of services available at NMC Winsford includes active exercise programmes, hydrotherapy, and acupuncture from which clients have reported benefits which include, the maximisation of their mobility, independence, function, and empowerment to remain in employment for longer.
The Centre carries out detailed assessments of everyone referred to their physiotherapy service, so that they can target the individual’s main problems and deal with the areas that cause them most concern. As a result, they are able to provide relevant, helpful advice and information and give people an individual treatment programme suited to their own needs.
At the heart of the NMC is a vibrant and commercially successful social Enterprise. Neuromuscular Centre (NMC) Design+Print employs 15 people, 12 of whom have Muscular Dystrophy. The team aim to generate a surplus to re-invest in the work of Neuromuscular Centre (NMC) helping others with the condition.
How to access the service
To be able to benefit from the centre’s range of treatments a referral must be received from a consultant or GP.
The Physiotherapy Team
The Physio Department at The NeuroMuscular Centre offers a unique specialised physiotherapy service that provides ongoing treatment for adults in the UK with this group of progressive muscle wasting conditions.
Around 200 adults come for regular treatment many travelling a significant distance for physio at NMC. The team aims to maintain muscle strength, mobility and independence by providing treatment programmes targeted to meet individual needs.
The NMC Design+Print service is a vibrant and commercially successful Social Enterprise based in Winsford providing a Design and Print service run by, and employing, designers with muscular dystrophy.
Established 20 years ago, they have a reputation for producing innovative and creative solutions for all design and print requirements at highly competitive rates
Amongst their clients are; Hope House Childrens Hospice, The NHS, BAM Nuttall, Roberts Bakery, Sirus Automotive Limited, Cheshire Constabulary, The English Cricket Board and Knowsley Housing Trust and, of course, the NeuroMuscular Centre.
Other key people in the team include:
- Gill Storey, Head Of Physiotherapy
- Lynne Groves, Senior Clinical Specialist
- Jonathon Smith, Clinical Specialist
- Chloe Berry, Physiotherapist
- Paul Orme, Physiotherapist
- Gordon Styles, Physiotherapy Assistant / Care Assistant
- Louise Clark, Physiotherapy Assistant / Care Assistant
Clinics are held at The Neuromuscular Centre in Winsford
- Personalised Exercise Programmes
- Muscle Strengthening Techniques
- Assisted Standing using Specialist Standing Frames
- Respiratory Treatment and Preventative Care
- Access to Specialist Advice/Assisted Exercise Equipment
- Home Exercise Planning
- Treatment of Associated Musculoskeletal Disorders