I can honestly say that NRS is one of the nicest places I’ve ever worked. Our rehab support workers are amazing – so caring and proactive and the therapy team are really positive and dynamic. It is a very supportive team to be part of.
Our clients feel this too and it’s reflected in the progress they make. Interventions are as individualised as possible for each person and it’s very rewarding to see the great progress they make as a result.
We support people with acquired brain injuries following a stroke or a traumatic brain injury or neurological illness and help them to regain core skills and maximise their independence. We see different age groups of people, with a wide variety of conditions and abilities.
Whilst we are always very busy here, everything is timetabled so both the therapists and the clients know what they are doing each day. Our centre also has a homely, less clinical feel to it. This is reflected in the work that we do in supporting people to transition home. This often involves being creative as a team and looking at wider elements beyond just clinical considerations, such as how could we help that person get to a gym for example.
The therapy team work very closely together so we learn from each other and inspire and support each other, meaning outcomes for our clients are better too. There is a good range of equipment in our therapy gym such as overhead support systems and a very wide range of walking aids. NRS has a very flexible approach to our clients’ needs working closely with people to achieve their individual goals in very innovative ways. I feel I have a great deal of autonomy in my work which allows me to be responsive in solving problems.
It is a very dynamic and creative place to work as a physiotherapist. It is very rewarding to see the changes and improvements in our clients.