Date(s) - 03/02/2018
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
This event will feature an informal talk by one of our wonderful member volunteers, Steve Cairns, entitled;
Movement Rehabilitation Following Brain Insult; A Patient’s Experience’
Tea and coffee will be provided and there will be plenty time for a Q&A session with Steve and some general discussion and chit-chat with myself and other members afterwards. We hope that this will be the first of many meetings in the Liverpool area.
We invite you to bring along any family/friends/carers – everyone is welcome!
This will be a great opportunity to hear Steve’s incredible story (more info about Steve and his movement and physiotherapy background below) and learn some of the tips and tricks he has for rehabilitating our bodies at any stage after brain insult.
The talk will be open and inclusive to all members at every and any stage of their cavernoma journey. We hope that you will benefit from hearing about Steve’s story and his extensive knowledge and personal experience with movement and rehabilitation.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Steve is one of CAUK’s wonderful member volunteers who is very keen to share his inspirational story and pass on his knowledge and experience of movement and physiotherapy to fellow brain injury sufferers. He hopes that sharing his story might help you in your cavernoma journey as much as it has helped him.
Steve has an extensive background in fitness, movement quality and physiotherapy and was diagnosed with a cavernoma in May 2017.
His journey began with fitness and medical training during his time in the Forces, where he was also trained in trauma care to the level of Advances Trauma Life Support. His experience running the regimented training team prompted him to begin his now 11 years of extensive research into human movement quality. He has since trained in the USA with Gray Cook (one of the world’s leading physiotherapy and movement experts) where he obtained both level 1 and level 2 functional movement certificated (level 2 being the highest qualification available).
Less than a year ago Steve had a hemorrhagic stroke due to a medullary cavernoma which resulted in the loss of all movement skills – including walking and crawling – and in May 2017 he had an operation to remove the cavernoma.
Just eight months on, Steve has made remarkable progress – even his neurosurgeons are very impressed by the quality and speed of his recovery – and he puts this success down to his knowledge and experience with human movement quality and physiotherapy. Steve is very keen to share his experience with you, and hopes his story might benefit you, regardless of where you are in your cavernoma journey and whether or not you have had surgery.