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CP Man’s Parents Told To Give Him Physio Themselves

May 7, 2014

I have CP, and I completely agree with what his mother says in the video about the serious damage that could be done to him if they do anything wrong while treating him at home. That is a real risk that has always scared me, and it’s the reason why I have never allowed my parents to provide me with physio at home.

 

The parents of a severely disabled Wiltshire man have been told they must give their son physiotherapy themselves after the NHS cut funding for the treatment.

John Morrison, 30, from Devizes has cerebral palsy – a condition which affects his arms and legs. But his parents are angry after the NHS withdrew funding for the treatment, but offered training to show them how to do it themselves.

The BBC’s Steve Knibbs reports.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 7, 2014 1:11 am

    Reblogged this on Through My Eyes and commented:
    This is ridiculous!

  2. onmybiketoo permalink
    May 7, 2014 9:59 am

    We lost our physio and were told we had to spend our DLA on getting private at £50 per session. My Hubby suffers from bad spasms and is tetraplegic. We were told that the NHS was not interested in maintaining what he has only would continue if he had improvement goals. We were offered training for our care workers and myself.

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