Case Studies

As we start with a complex system of outcome measures in order to monitor the initial stage, the progress and then the final results, our case studies offer the more sympathetic approach on these rigid numbers.

Our case studies are based on an honest and detailed discussion with our patients while also taking into consideration their progress. On each step of the rehabilitation journey, we rely on the feedback our patients provide us with in order to make their stories successful in the end. This is helping us to make our services better and better with each new patient.

While they see the progress they make with their own eyes, the fact that the loved ones also observe it is a key element in their rehabilitation journey. We are here to present you those successful stories so that you know how numbers are transformed into people with more independence and ambition.

 

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OUR CASE STUDIES

justin’s story

Justin Urquhart, a 59-year-old from King’s Lynn, joined us for rehabilitation following degeneration injuries in his neck and lower spine. In 2020, his injuries developed into an infection, which severely hampered his mobility.

In addition to cervical spinal stenosis (the narrowing of the neck area of the upper spine, subsequently putting pressure on spinal nerves), Justin suffered discitis in the two lowest vertebrae of his lumbar spine (L4 and L5). The inflammation between the intervertebral discs led to the bacterial infection that caused Justin’s loss of mobility.

Watch the videos or read her story here.

Philip’s story

Philip Haines, an 88-year-old former secretary to the Anglican Diocese of Peterborough, underwent an intensive 16-week rehabilitation programme at our rehab centre which enabled him to regain mobility on his left side, following a stroke in October 2020.

Caused by a blood clot which starved a portion of his brain of oxygen, the stroke – professionally known as a cerebral infarction – left Philip with dense left hemiplegia, meaning he was unable to move his left arm and leg. While the blood clot was successfully removed, the stroke caused Philip to have cognitive challenges and difficulty in swallowing.

Philip came to Askham Rehab from Peterborough City Hospital in November, where he was assessed by our multidisciplinary team and set clear goals, before being put on a specialist four-month programme specific to his needs.

Watch the videos or read her story here.

Hayley’s story

Having suffered the effects of one of the world’s rarest neurological conditions, Hayley spent eight days in an induced coma, before being referred to our rehab centre to begin her recovery.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS, is a neurological condition in which the immune system attacks the nerves. This can cause trouble with motor coordination, (i.e. balance), muscle weakness, numbness and walking difficulties. Whilst it can be a life-threatening condition, it can be treated, and most people will make a full recovery.

Being such a rare condition, it is not fully understood why the immune system mistakenly attacks the nerves – but the condition often occurs following infection. In Hayley’s case, it’s believed to have been caused by a common cold she suffered in August 2020.

Before her admission to us, 44-year-old Hayley had spent three months in an intensive care unit, in which she required mechanical ventilation with a tracheostomy.

Watch the videos or read her story here.

David’s story

A former Wisbech carpenter, he was tragically involved in a serious road traffic collision in 2017.

The accident, which involved David’s car hitting a lorry in the Fenland District, left him with a diffuse axonal brain injury – one of the most dangerous types of head injuries. David had to have an at-scene amputation of his right arm just above the elbow.

Admitted to our rehab centre from a Level 1 rehabilitation unit in 2018, David arrived in a prolonged disorder of consciousness, where he was unable to engage in therapy sessions or make eye contact with others.

Watch the video or read his story here.

Jasmin and Rachael’s story

Askham Village Community welcomed a married couple, Rachael and Jasmin Evans, to its Doddington site where Jasmin received rehabilitative treatment following a severe brain aneurysm and two strokes, which left her speechless, partially blind and practically immobile.

Arriving a little over ten weeks ago, the couple are now preparing to leave following an extensive programme with Askham Rehab that saw the pair move into an apartment onsite, as part of the rehabilitative journey. She was given a weekly timetable that covered seven days a week and included one-on-one therapy sessions with all four of Askham’s disciplines; speech and language, occupational, physio and psychology.

Having Jasmin at the centre of the rehabilitation programme – a core ethos at Askham – allowed Rachael to be incorporated into the sessions that included group activities too.

Watch the video or read their story here.

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