How our physiotherapy department helped a climber reach new heights

Zoe Calderbank, a former patient at BMI The Alexandra, received treatment from, Clinical Shoulder Specialist, Eleanor Richardson after she injured her left shoulder in a climbing accident in 2018. Zoe remarked that the accident had left her in excruciating pain, unable to apply weight or move her arm without wincing.

Eleanor has worked at BMI The Alexandra for over four years and has over twelve year’s clinical experience. She is a nominated and active member of the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) and has represented Great Britain and Team Scotland, in track cycling. As a result, Zoe received excellent care and treatment from a leading specialist, who has a genuine passion for sport and patient rehabilitation.

‘She really listened to me, understood my passions and frustrations, pin-pointed clear and defined areas to target and made a challenging but encouraging action plan to get me back to full climbing fitness. The range of exercises she designed for me tested but also thrilled me as I saw and felt my strength return.’

Zoe has now returned to climbing and is ‘eternally grateful’ for the care she received at BMI The Alexandra Hospital.

The BMI Alexandra Hospital, in Cheadle, has an experienced Physiotherapy Department that works alongside specialist Orthopaedic Consultants and General Surgeons to support patient recovery.

Categories: Health

Date: 31st January 2019