We came across The Mobility Physio when a friend of ours recommended Nadia after hearing that we was looking for a physio who could work well with people who suffer from dementia and could help us care for our elderly mother.
Mums mobility was an issue as she also has a prosthetic lower leg, which she has historically suffered from irritations to the skin of the remaining stump preventing her from using the prosthesis and keeping mobile. Likewise without support was not able to manage the fitment and use of the leg unaided.
It was never going to be an easy one as we knew that with the level of dementia our mother has that this was not going to be a case of leave her with a few exercises of her own to get on with in her own time, likewise communication with her can be a bit hit and miss as to if she realises what you are saying and want her to do.
The combination of Nadia’s expertise in working with both animals and people seems to fit perfectly to this situation, and she has shown us over the last 6 months of working with our mother just how effective her approach can be. Clearly there are some transferable skills here.
Nadia has been a god send, and not just kept to the physio side of things. She has ensured that the skin condition is kept under control meaning the prosthesis can me used more often.
In visiting the care home Nadia has helped us in making sure that mums overall well being is well catered for, and ensured that both our family and care home staff are kept well informed of what she has done and how we can all work with her to keep mum as mobile as possible.
Nadia has shown such a caring nature in her work with our mum and has turned her hand to various aspects of care provided whilst with her. She has developed a great relationship with our mum who responds well to treatment, and knows when at times its best to leave mum and try again later with positive results each time.
We are extremely grateful to both our friend who made the recommendation and to Nadia for the care and support given.

Steven Cowell