His Royal Highness Prince Harry visited Hobbs Rehabilitation this week in his role as Patron of the RFU Injured Players Foundation (IPF), the official charity of England Rugby. During the day he was able to see first-hand what the charity in partnership with Hobbs Rehabilitation provides for seriously injured rugby players, meet some of them and their families and view the latest technology available in the field of neurological rehabilitation.
Hobbs Rehabilitation hosted the exciting day attended by Prince Harry, 9 injured players, their families and the IPF trustees.
A wide range of treatments were demonstrated and everyone was able to view the latest in neuro-technology such as the Ekso Bionics exoskeleton, the Mygait walking aid, the Litegait and the Saeboflex glove.
Helen Hobbs and Nicky Ellis, co-founders of Hobbs Rehabilitation, were delighted to greet Prince Harry and introduce him to all the injured players and families. He showed a great interest in the players' rehabilitation stories and their lives now - there was one player injured last December while others had sustained their injury over 20 years ago.
During the day there was ample opportunity for the families and patients to share stories, experiences and support others who were at different stages of their rehabilitation journey.
Hobbs Rehabilitation, in partnership with the Injured Players Foundation, provides specialist neurological rehabilitation to individuals who have been injured while playing rugby under the RFU’s jurisdiction.