Fife Physiotherapist Wins Scottish Health Award

Archived news: published on Friday 02 Nov 2018 by NHS Fife

A Fife physiotherapist has won the Therapist Award at the Scottish Health Awards.

Geraldine Law, Interim Lead for Learning Disabilities and Child Health Physiotherapy, recieved the award at a glittering ceremony held in Edinburgh last night.

Geraldine was recognised for her work at Calaiswood School in West Fife, which provides specialist education for children and young people with complex and additional support needs.

A recent partnership between Geraldine, Calaiswood parents and Education saw a range of targeted projects aimed at getting children who are non-ambulant more active.

This involved the use of rebound therapy, race running with adapted bikes, and the trial of a new motorised training device - the Innowalk Pro.

Three children took part in the training device trial which proved highly successful, with outcomes including improved sleep, better moods, improved concentration and improved standing. One child was able to complete over 10km in over 4 weeks.

Following support from HSBC, a permanent Innowalk Pro will be available at Calaiswood – only the second device in a school in Scotland.



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