We hope you have all had an active but restful summer.
The world has had an action packed and changing six months making the economy unstable, but we at CHP continue to be busy despite this. Across our three outpatients’ clinics we have seen 2,526 new patients (with 589 returning with a different injury). We’ve seen hundreds more as inpatients at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth and off-site we’ve been helping hundreds of patients as part of our corporate contracts. Chelsea and Chancery Lane have had a particularly busy start to the year. Our stroke unit at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth continues to get busier, and we are pleased to have North London Neuro Physiotherapy join us in our outpatient department which will perfectly complement this unit.
If you are having a stressful time at work and are chained to your desk more than usual, then be careful as you may need our services before you know it! Back pain continues to be the most frequent problem we see and a lot of this is due to inactivity, stress and prolonged sitting postures staring at screens.
We’ve had a few managerial changes just recently. Lauren is off on maternity leave having had little Zachary. She is being very well covered by Victoria, Swati and The Hospice Therapy team but we look forward to her return next year. We also now have appointed two deputy managers at Chancery Lane: Shefali and Lucie, who are supporting Paul, promoting marketing, supporting the CPD and assisting in the general running of CHP across the board.
We’ll be running offers on fitness classes over the autumn, so keep an eye on the website.
As individuals we cannot change politics but we can look after ourselves so my advice is go and enjoy the dry weather, get outside, walk, play sport, cycle to work (like me – halo!) and laugh!
Look after yourselves!
Natasha Price, Managing Director
Workout at Work
Our Chancery Lane clinic held a number of different classes as part of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s yearly Workout at Work initiative, which encourages hardworking people to incorporate exercise into their busy lives.
Some of us were lucky enough to attend Founder’s Day at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. Every year the pensioners celebrate the founding of the Hospital by Charles II in 1681.
They put on a wonderful ceremony in their red uniforms, which was attended by HRH Prince Edward, the Duke of Wessex.
Together, Chancery Lane and Chelsea celebrated their 25,000th patient this year. A bottle of bubbly was given to the lucky patient – not a bad result from a physio appointment!
You may have noticed the Chancery Lane clinic has had a bit of a makeover.
The physios can clearly turn their hand to just about anything!
Red Nose Day
The CHP staff at St John’s Wood had a cake raffle in aid of RND and raised well over £100 for charity whilst thoroughly enjoying the delicious cakes!
Our physios have a well organised CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme. Some of the courses recent attended include:
Diane Daly – one of our longest-serving inpatient physiotherapist at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. Di was integral in the development of the physiotherapy department at the Hospital and has moved to focus more on Women’s Health Physiotherapy.
Nicole Daley – Our Chancery Lane receptionist who has been keeping Natasha in order for the past five years as her PA! Nicole has moved to the beauty industry and we wish her all the best.
Jenny Sharpe, who has said goodbye to the big smoke and moved to Sheffield.
George Baker, who has completed his rotations and returned to HJE as a Specilialist Inpatient Physio. Welcome back George!
Emma Brown and May To who have both joined the outpatient team and
Sam Downes, who joins the inpatient team, all at HJE.
Stephanie Kurtovich and Jennifer Farrell who both join the specialist neurological team.
Ali Yeo and Peter Mulvey who have joined the Chelsea team as hydrotherapists and MSK physiotherapists.
Susanna Hutchins who has joined Emily on the admin support team in Chelsea.
Hannah Kokokschka is running the Berlin Marathon in September in aid of Shuktara.
Daphna Sharf-Razin is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon in October in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Good luck to you both and well done for doing so much for good causes.
Lots of our friends and neighbours have been going through office moves and desk shuffles over the summer. Don’t forget to get the workstations checked for correct set-up in order to try and prevent back, neck and shoulder pain – we’d be delighted to help.
We’ve been very busy on the blog too – you might be interested in some of the following:
Metal-on-metal hip replacements: A response to a June 2017 press release
What our patients say about us…