“ Helen Hobbs and her team were an integral part of my rehabilitation, and Road to Rio, from a horrible fall that left me in an induced coma. The speed of my recovery was only possible through the support of Helen and her team, and the confidence that their advice gave me helped me push forward and be part of team GB at the Rio Olympics.
“ Helen and her team were a beacon in a very difficult time supporting William’s repatriation from France, and me in managing the best medical support for William’s rehab. The Hobbs team were there for us both physically, mentally and also for occupational therapy making it possible for William to be home with his family much sooner than would normally be the case. We will always be grateful for everything they did for us as a family, and it is amazing that such brain injury specific support is available in this country.
“ I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease a year ago. I was in a very bad way with my speech and everything about myself. I was lucky to be introduced to Chrissy Bibby, speech therapist, who took me under her wing and gave me back my voice.
My whole life has come back to what it was – my speech, my voice and everyone can now understand me. Above all I have regained all my confidence which I never thought I would. I’m doing very well now, but I still would be happy to see Chrissy, and I never want to let go of her. I think everyone should know about her.
“ Hoorah for Hobbs! I have no hesitation in recommending Hobbs Rehab. The young, enthusiastic therapists are well qualified professionals. The gym and its surroundings are most congenial and the atmosphere is cheerful and friendly. There is a spacious level car park. Personally I look forward to my therapy sessions each week because afterwards I leave feeling so much more alert and positive.
Bramshott Grange Intensive Residential Rehabilitation
“ We've just past a year since her stroke and when I look back at how I was being told by the staff in Leeds she would be hoisted for the rest of her life and bed ridden it's truly amazing how far she has come and a huge part of that is down to you guys at Hobbs getting her back into the community, letting her know she can still do things and then progressing her from the steady to the molift. For that we will be ever thankful to you all.
“ My wife suffered a severe stroke at the tender age of 46 in November 2019. As you can imagine this came as a massive shock to us all especially as she didn't participate in any of the things you may associate with a stroke.
After a fraught first week in Southampton Hospital she was transferred closer to home to Poole Hospital. After 3 months of excellent care from the team at Poole, we managed to secure funding from the NHS for her to spend 4 months at Bramshott Grange with the Hobbs Rehabilitation guys at Liphook, Hampshire. The decision making process wasn't an easy one but when we saw what Hobbs could offer, it was made far easier knowing she would get the therapy she needed.
The stroke had affected the right side off the body and unfortunately her speech too. She was also diagnosed with dyspraxia and aphasia. From the moment we walked through the doors we felt at home and part of the Hobbs family. This made the distance that would now be between us easier.
Due to living in Dorset some 80 miles away, daily visiting was out of the question, so other forms of communication and updates were vital to keep the family in the loop. Emails, phone calls and even video calls were on offer to ensure that this was kept up. Videos and photos were also sent to the family to show progress.
I'm writing this as we are in the midst of Covid19, the guys were great and kept us informed of everything going on. They had to make the painful decision to close the rehab centre to all visitors whilst maintaining the services provided to the inpatients.
The guys and girls have been and continue to be caring, showing great compassion, empathy, professionalism and most of all hard work with a sense of humour to maintain the standard that they are known for.
With 2 months left, there has already been a huge improvement with my wife's recovery. Walking with a stick, walking stairs and speech slowly coming back, but most of all, on a good day, smiles and laughter. It has been tough for all involved and still is. I wouldn't want to wish this on anyone. Knowing what support and care she is getting whilst there has made the journey so much easier and if you are unfortunate enough to experience this I wouldn't hesitate to reccommend Hobbs Rehabilitation as part of your journey to recovery. Thank you.
“ Not even 4 full days into my treatment with @HobbsRehab at @BramshottGrange and I feel so much better already. Fantastic staff and facilities on both counts and for once my tiredness is down to genuine effort and not simply boredom and frustration. I can walk again independently!
“ From the moment we arrived (in the dark), we have received nothing but kindness and patience. Suddenly the family have a man who can communicate again!! The Hobbs Team have gone to great lengths to encourage him to regain function, which we thought might have been lost for good. Malcolm is so determined and likes to push himself in therapy sessions, despite his age and health.
Hobbs South East
“ Thank you again for the wonderful service, so helpful and approachable throughout. Particularly thankful to Debbie Jay for being so flexible and turning around the assessment and report very quickly, I do really appreciate it.
For The Children's Services
“ Hobbs are a fantastic company for the sheer determination, dedication, ethusiasm and love of their clients. I have so much admiration for the physios there.
“ These people are literally putting me back together after my car crash, after visiting other centres and almost giving up hope that I'd ever find the right help... I was lucky enough to be told about Hobbs! Thank my lucky stars for them!
“ I find the group sessions excellent value for money, the sessions are run by kind physiotherapists who give plenty of encouragement, The exercises given help me to bend, turn, pick up in my home environment and I can now use a steep staircase easily with confidence. I think the encouragement and trying 'slightly' more tasks with the exercises very useful. Also supplies of water and coffee are liberal when needed and the friendliness all round is very welcoming
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“ You provide a very caring service, with a great deal of personal interest.
“ I can't recommend them enough, my son's progress since seeing them has been amazing. I would always recommend Hobbs.
“ I'm on holiday in paradise but missing my physio. If it wasn't for Hobbs I wouldn't be here. Thank you!
“ Hobbs are a fantastic company for the sheer determination, dedication, enthusiasm and love of their clients. I have so much admiration for the physios there.
MK, Case Manager
“ Amazing and I am now walking!
“ I can feel the positive energy when I walk in the clinic. I can feel the heart and soul emanating from everyone I have come into contact with. It's such a wonderful place, other private practices may have lots of glitz and glamour but the vibe here is one of caring and empathy. The vestibular rehabilitation programme provided by Emma is amazing and I'm so grateful for what she's done for me. But it's not just the individual treatment, it's the thread and flow that is evident in them all as a team, that is so important in making this a special place.
Hobbs South West
“ Outstanding physiotherapy. Professional, knowledgeable, conscientious. Highly recommended.
Hobbs at Oaksey House
“ Hobbs Rehabilitation's link with the Rugby Football Union's Injured Players Foundation saw me referred to Helen Hobbs and her team after 5 months in hospital after my spinal cord injury. I count myself extremely lucky to be able to work with Helen and her fantastic team of neurological physiotherapists who are all professional, dedicated and passionate about their patients. The treatment I have received has been absolutely magnificent and I most definitely would not be in the position I am today and continuing to improve had I not had further physiotherapy with Hobbs Rehabilitation. The approach is always pragmatic and clear and you can be sure that they will challenge you to improve in each and every session. I am totally blown away by the effort and positive mindset of the team at Hobbs and despite my spinal cord injury leading to certain limitations in my physical ability I am always made to work hard to strive to recover as much as possible. Hobbs Rehabilitation has really made a substantial, positive difference to my recovery, I wouldn't hesitate whatsoever to recommend them to anybody. Simply fantastic!
‒ Oaksey House, Lambourn
“ We would as a family, like to thank you both for all your help, enrouragement and patience. Your teaching aids and ideas have made a huge difference in our lives.
Stuart & Margaret Mitchell & family
‒ For the SALT Team
“ Four months after my stroke I was discharged from hospital in a wheelchair, unable to walk, with the doctor's words that I'd not achieve anything ringing in my ears. After four months of Hobbs' dedicated encouragement and hard work, I can now walk with a zimmer (with help) and my mobility is continuing to improve with every session. I am getting my life back thanks to Hobbs.
“ It's a wonderful resource to have on our doorstep, and is testimony to the vision of chartered physiotherapists Helen Hobbs and Nicky Ellis. Anyone who has visited Hobbs will not only wonder at the dedication and expertise of its team, but the 'can-do' attitude and positivity it emanates. It's a truly inspiring place for those unfortunate enough to need its services.
Editor, The Hampshire Chronicle
“ I just want to say how grateful we all are, the physiotherapists have been fantastic, so friendly, cheerful and in particular the manner in which they spoke always to Penny, not to us, so that Penny felt that she was in control of everything that was going on. They have even talked to Penny's doctor in Braunton, to see what can be arranged for ongoing back up physiotherapy. A credit to the profession. My own feeling is that this was a real success and that if we can arrange some ongoing treatment locally, Penny will see a real change in her quality of life. Heaven knows she is due some. Many, many thanks from all of us.
“ I am currently finishing an 8 week intensive residential rehabilitation course with Hobbs, where the physiotherapy is delivered by a very experienced team. In my time here I have seen them do some remarkable work. They take a great care to deliver first class services not affected by the criteria that the NHS supplies currently. I was asked by a senior NHS Physiotherapists if I was enjoying by physiotherapy here and my answer is that I don’t enjoy mountain trekking but when you stand at the top each day and you can see where you have come from in that day then you enjoy that view and that progression. They offer a 7 day service considering their client base holistically. Here I have seen much hands-on work including stretching and massage as well as work on a wide variety of equipment. In my opinion this is an absolutely first class service in a first class facility and I would wholeheartedly and unequivocally recommend it to anyone who needs the kind of inpatient service that is not available locally at any other facility.
‒ Residential Inpatient Service
“ My stepfather R. Wood is currently under your care at your residential inpatient service. My family and I visited R. for lunch and I attended a physio session with him afterwards. This was with one of your colleagues called Amie. I think she is amazing at her job and it is reassuring to know that the physio R. is receiving is highly professional.
Amy had clearly studied R.'s medical notes because it wasn't until the end of the session when she said 'it was nice to meet you' to R. that I realised this was their first session together. I was amazed. The way in which Amie tended to R. came across as if he had been a client for years. It was very clear from the outset that Amie understood the individual in front of her and the session was bespoke to R.'s needs from the very start. Her manner and approach were spot on and despite the potential awkwardness that these scenarios can bring she made the session very comfortable. She was clear in her instructions and we all knew where we stood.
‒ message from his stepson
“ As a retired doctor who has a wide, first hand experience of physiotherapy in the USA and the UK after a spinal cord injury, I know that there is none better than Hobbs Rehabilitation.
‒ for our Specialist Spinal Cord Injury Service
“ Great service and everyone is really helpful. Spent 3 weeks here and my walking has definitely improved.
‒ for Hobbs Inpatient services
“ Overall this has been excellent. I now see PD as a complex issue that needs to be attacked on lots of levels with a positive approach!
“ Everyone staff & group welcoming and encouraging. Positive way forward.
“ I think it fills a real gap in NHS provision - where this sort of detailed and practical information is often lacking.
“ Good value given the quality of the presentations and knowledge of the presenters.
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