Both staff and patients accessing the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Department at Andover War Memorial Hospital are benefitting from a range of new exercise equipment donated by Valley Leisure Ltd.

The ‘Inclusive Fitness Initiative’ accredited kit is endorsed by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) – the national governing body for developing sport for disabled people – and features controls with accessibility by both disabled and non-disabled people in mind such as high visibility adjustors, raised iconography on control panels and wider pedals with heel straps to prevent feet slipping.

Rebecca Webber, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at AWMH said;

“We are delighted with the kit donated by Valley Leisure; it has been put to good use immediately with patients already seeing the benefit. We are very grateful and thankful to Valley Leisure Ltd for considering us worthy recipients of such accessible equipment to enable our patients to experience an enjoyable rehabilitative service with state of the art kit.”

Valley Leisure Ltd remains committed to improving the local community’s health and wellbeing. Kevin Paterson, Valley Leisure Ltd.’s CEO said;

“We are pleased that the equipment donated has been put to such good use already to enable more people to benefit from exercise therapy to rehabilitate and improve their health and wellbeing. This is exactly what we would like the Charity to achieve going forwards.”

Valley Leisure Ltd donated an IFI accredited Treadmill, Upright Cycle and Recumbent Cycle to the MSK team which are now being used by patients such as those participating in strength and balance exercise classes and cardiac rehabilitation exercise classes at Andover War Memorial Hospital.

For more information, please contact Valley Leisure Ltd on 01264 568240 or email Liz Murray, Community Health Development Manager on lmurray@valleyleisure.com

Image shows Symon Boniface accompanied by Rebecca Webber, Physiotherapist