Following a serious accident to his leg, keen golfer Joshua was housebound and facing a bleak future. But he began receiving support from START (Southend Therapy and Recovery Team).
Joshua says: “Before meeting the team I couldn’t get out of bed. I was given bed exercises then gradually encouraged to do more until I was able to walk unassisted. My mood and confidence have improved so much because I can get out of bed and go outside. The other day I went to play golf with my friends. I still have hydrotherapy and ongoing physio, but I can get in the shower and up the stairs myself. I do get days when I feel low, but I bounce back.
My Rehab Assistant Karlie really understood my situation and helped so much with my mood and confidence. It was the encouragement and positive comments I received from the START team that got me going again.
“Being supported by START helped me to get back to my normal life.”