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We’ve just received the latest e-newsletter (Edition 10) from PACE and, as usual, it doesn’t disappoint being choc-a-bloc with information about the latest PACE innovations and inspirational stories about the amputees benefitting from them.

One such person is passionate mountain biker, Jude Paton who is finding that the Bartlett Tendon is exactly what he was looking for to enable him to ride more competitively. His story and others can be seen below.

Jude Paton having given his Bartlett Tendon a thorough test!

Jude Paton having given his Bartlett Tendon a thorough test!

 

Pace Rehabilitation eNews (edition 10)
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Welcome to the latest edition of eNews, featuring news and events from Pace Rehabilitation

New(castle) Clinic

Pace has extended its National coverage by establishing a satellite clinic in the northeast of England.
Medico-Legal assessments and clinical services are provided from the facility at West Moor inNewcastle.
As the clinic’s Physiotherapist Tracy Millar explains, “Having worked for several years with referrers and patients here in the Northeast, I am delighted to be involved Pace’s expansion.” 

Details of all of Pace’s three clinics can be found HERE.


‘Road to Recovery’ Conference

Patients, clinicians and experts in rehabilitation presented to more than 100 delegates at Pace’s ‘Road to Recovery’ rehabilitation conference in London.
As delegate Ann Johnson (Case Manager from Bush & Co.) commented, “The conference day was fantastic and I was totally absorbed with all the presentations.  
Ann added, “Extremely beneficial knowledge was gained, which will assist me with my case management support to my clients.  I am already looking forward to next year’s!” 

Full report HERE


Love Me Tendon!

Passionate mountain biker, above the knee amputee Jude Paton was researching a prosthetic solution that would enable him to ride more competitively with his friends.
As he explains, “I saw some Pace patients on You Tube using the Bartlett Tendon and it looked like exactly what I needed.”
Following a consultation with Pace prosthetist Jamie Gillespie, the former Parachute Regiment soldier was encouraged to contact Help for Heroes and BLESMA to enquire about possible financial assistance.  The pair of military charities agreed to match-fund Jude’s contribution, enabling him to purchase the unique device that allows the user to pedal leg over leg out of the saddle.
A mud-caked Jude is photographed having thoroughly putting the new prosthesis to the test in France recently.


Cosmetic Restoration

Read how Charlotte Evans (20) has a revitalised confidence thanks to her cosmetic restoration cover.

“I now have, the confidence to go clubbing in Ibiza and I feel comfortable wearing tight fitting leggings and even shorts and skirts with tights!”

Read full story HERE.


Julie’s on Track for Rio

15 year old Julie Rogers has swapped the sitting volleyball court for running spikes and is already setting world-class times.
Read full story HERE.


Genium Protector

A new protective cover for the Ottobock Genium microprocessor knee is now available to purchase.
For further information, please clickHERE, or telephone Pace 0845 450 7357.


Try Before You Buy

Advances in prosthetic components, to improve function for the user, inevitably come at an increased cost.
Committing £10K’s to something untried can be a difficult decision.
As Pace prosthetist Toby Carlsson says, “You’d be unlikely to part with forty thousand pounds on a car without test-driving it”.
Therefore, for some of components, such as the BiOM (pictured), Rheo II, Genium etc., Pace offers one or two week trials, enabling the user to make an informed decision as to whether they benefit from the new provision or not.
For further information, please click HERE, or telephone Pace 0845 450 7357.


New Staff Members

HCPC Registered Prosthetist/Orthotist George Tagliaferro (pictured) has recently joined the multi-disciplinary team at Pace, in Chesham.
With more than 30 years of clinical experience, George brings a wealth of knowledge to the Buckinghamshire clinic.
George’s arrival was coupled with fellow prosthetist Paul Richardson’s transfer to Pace’s Cheadle clinic, in Cheshire.  Paul now also provides the clinical services at Pace’s new clinic(see article above), in his home town of Newcastle,
Two Technician’s have also joined Pace recently.  In addition to their considerable experience, the pair also bring an international flavor to the company, with Asad Khan joining the team from Italy and Canadian Daryl Boldt ‘crossing the pond’ from the USA.


Try-athlon?

Two patients who are receiving assistance from the ArcticONE charity, to help fund their sports prostheses from Pace, are Helen Chapman (Walton on the Naize) and Glenn Johnstone (Newcastle).
Glenn’s blog recently gave their account of competing in a duathlon.  Already they have their sights on triathlon events!
Glenn’s blog

Channel Hopping!

In September, four lower limb amputees are attempting to become the first ever all-amputee team to swim the English Channel.

The quartet are raising money for BLESMA, the limbless veterans charity, as they tackle the grueling 21 miles of chilling water.
Each are members of BLESMA themselves and include Pace patients Conrad Thorpe and Steve White, as well as Pace’s own prosthetist, Jamie Gillespie.

We wish them luck!

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