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RehabWorks Plays Role In Commonwealth Games

Posted on by Chris Bartlett

IT’S back to the normality of work for three employees of Suffolk’s RehabWorks, after the trio played a special role in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The staff, who are all qualified physiotherapists, took up various posts as part of the specialist support provision during the two week event.

RehabWorks, a leading provider of preventative health programmes for the UK workforce, released its employees for the Games, knowing that the clinicians would all return with even greater experience of chronic injury and rehabilitation.

All three live in Glasgow and work at the company’s Scotland site.

photo 2Alan Rankin, 40, has been a physio for 19 years and was one of the lead physiotherapists for the Men’s Hockey at the National Hockey Centre.

Fiona Arrol is 31 and a centre lead for RehabWorks. She performed physiotherapy duties for both the gymnasts and netballers.

Sally McMath was a team leader in Spectator Services at the National Hockey Centre.

“I am so proud to have played a part in the event,” said Alan.

“Of the 11 days over which hockey took place, I worked eight of those, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.Photo 1

“There were a few facial injuries to deal with, but generally there wasn’t too many mishaps to have to handle.

“For me, it really reinforced how much is achieved when a team works together – whether that’s as a physio provision brought together for a major event like that one, or as part of your daily working life.”

Fiona said: “It was just an awesome thing to be involved with and I’m so glad I was able to take time out of RehabWorks to do it.

“I think without a doubt it adds something to your capability professionally, and the role is effectively the same – except we were about getting people fit to play rather than fit to work.”

Sally attended the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1970 as a Girl Guide, and remembers the exciting atmosphere it had then and had this year.

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She said: “I had to resist the urge to high five my patients when I got back.

“I’m particularly pleased because the hockey venue was voted Most Friendliest Venue at the Games.”

Commenting on the opportunity embraced by his three staff, CEO Andy Holdcroft said: “We are absolutely delighted that our staff have had such a great experience.

“It’s also great for our clients and staff to see that the level of our expertise at RehabWorks extends to such major sporting occasions as this.”

RehabWorks is a specialist business to business provider of work focused preventative, occupational health, case management and rehabilitation solutions to employers, insurers, solicitors and government.

It provides services on a national level working with clients to deliver return to work services that demonstrate significant savings in absence related costs

The company has a number of able spokespeople who can comment on issues around returning to work, sickness in the workplace, rehabilitation and occupational health in general.

Its clients span a variety of sectors – including retail, utility, business services, voluntary sector.

Its operational teams are in Glasgow, London, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, Durham, Milton Keynes, Rotherham, Manchester, Birmingham, Swindon, Southampton.

Our team of multi disciplined clinicians deliver programmes across the country, which are proven to reduce the financial and lifestyle impact of physical, mental and occupational related conditions. We work to restore, improve and maintain our patients wellness for work and life.

With a strong focus on research and development, we pride ourselves on working at the forefront of the rehabilitation industry, developing unique programmes and strategies based on best paractice, evidence based medicine and in line with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guidelines, to ensure the highest quality service for our client.

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