Hollybank Trust employs a team of qualified, experienced physiotherapists and assistants to support the postural management and well-being of our children, young people and adults. Treatment is delivered in a wide range of settings including the Bradbury Centre, our on site purpose-built therapy unit.
Sessions might include hydrotherapy, rebound therapy, movement and exercise groups, walking and standing practice, horse riding.
Physiotherapy also organise orthotics, special seating/wheelchairs, night time positioning and other equipment. Most of these needs are met through clinics held on site or local to our community houses.
Physiotherapy News - summer 2012
Hollybank Games – The Big Event!
After weeks of preparation and a week’s intensive training in the five disciplines, the Games had arrived.
Physiotherapist Jo Alderman said: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the sports men and women and the staff who have helped, supported and cheered at our events all week. I think I speak for every one when I say the week has been a huge success!
“Roll on the next Olympics!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Find out how everyone got on:
Day Five: Relay Race
Today was the last day of our Games so we are sad it’s all over but everyone had a brilliant time and we are hoping to repeat it all again soon.
The relay was in two heats, with four teams competing in each heat. Here are the results:
Gold Medallists – Mike D, Andrew M, and Vicky
Silver Medallists – Amana, Natasha and Debbie
Bronze Medallists – James B, Andrew G and Robert M
Gold Medallists – Annabel, Laura and Alex
Silver Medallists – Kimberley, Emma and Louise
Bronze Medallists – Sarah B, Maddie and Helen
Overall Good Sport medal went to James W, who has been a fantastic sport all week and tried very hard in today’s relay.
Day Four: It’s a Gooooal!
Just when we were recovering from yesterday’s drama, today’s event brought more drama and excitement (as well as tears of joy from several of our competitors!)
It was all captured on camera by a Look North television film crew who also interviewed Hollybank ambassador and former pupil Paul Cartwright about his own success in various events including the Paralympics. Paul has been awarding the medals on most days.
Again the event ended with a dramatic tie break situation with Emma Guite, Robert Gillham and James Wright all competing for Bronze and Silver medals.
In the end the results were as follows:
Gold medallist: Emily Grant-Holden
Silver medallist: Emma Guite
Bronze medallist: Robert Gillham
The special Overall Good Sport medal was awarded to Debbie Roberts who had to overcome her last minute nerves to attend the games and then stayed for the entire event and cheered enthusiastically for all the other competitors.
Physiotherapist Donna Smalley said: “Congratulations to all of our competitors, you were all fantastic!
“Again, thank you to everyone who was involved today’s event, particularly to those who stayed to support and cheer and to members of staff who helped out with score keeping.”
Day Three: Shot Put
It was another exciting day at the Hollybank Games today in which the Shot Put competition ended with a dramatic tie break situation. Mark James, Christopher Simons, Christopher Walsh, Andrew Moore and Andrew Gossage were all competing for the silver medal, nail biting stuff!
Gold medallist: Gemma Toft
Silver medallist: Andrew Gossage
Bronze medallist: Christopher Simons
Overall Good Sport was awarded to Christopher Walsh who had no time to prepare and launched straight into the event and only narrowly missed being awarded the Bronze medal. Paul Cartwright presented the medals again.
Day Two: The Big Swim
Another great day for everyone involved! There were three heats in the swimming event, with lots of medals given out by former pupil Paul Cartwright, Hollybank ambassador who himself has taken part in the Paralympics and has won many medals in a number of disciplines. Thank you Paul!
Gold medallist – Chris Simons
Silver medallist – Jonathon Britt
Bronze medallist – Emily Grant Holden
Gold medallist – Pamela Johnson
Silver medallist – Lewis Hanson
Bronze medallist – Robbie Jow
Gold medallist – Chantelle Smith
Silver medallist – Matthew Walters
Bronze medallist – Lizzie Renshaw
Overall good sport went to Jimmy Hall who had to compete twice due to a tie for bronze position.
Day One: High Jump on the trampoline
A big success all round with lots of support for all the participants. A great start to the Games.
There were two types of high jump – sitting and standing. Here were the results:
Standing Gold Medallist: Tilina Hadinnapola
Standing Silver Medallist: Chris Simons
Standing Bronze Medallist: Annabel Excel
Sitting Gold Medallist: Sam Tucker
Sitting Silver Medallist: Gemma Toft
Sitting Bronze Medallist: Robbie Jow
Overall Good Sports medal was given to Emma Guite who stepped in at the last minute.
Physiotherapist Jo Alderman said: “I would like to thank all the staff for their help and support this morning. I hope the rest of the week is as successful!”