History Timeline of MD Support Centre -NMC Midlands

2009

Major report highlights under-resourced neuromuscular services

Major report highlights under-resourced neuromuscular services

In 2009, the national charity Muscular Dystrophy UK published Building on the Foundations, a report into their major UK review of neuromuscular services within the NHS, the Walton Report. It highlighted the need for improvement in a wide range of services..Read More

2010

NMC Midlands first Trustees start appeal to raise funds

NMC Midlands first Trustees start appeal to raise funds

  In 2010, a group of like-minded individuals from Birmingham, Worcestershire and further afield put their heads together and decided the time had come to provide a similar service in the Midlands. With the support of the local community, an appeal to..Read More

2011

NMC Midlands sets up base at Hereward College

NMC Midlands sets up base at Hereward College

In 2011, NMC Midlands’ new trustees were fortunate enough to find their new home at Hereward College in Coventry. Work began to set up our assessment room, treatment areas, therapy equipment, office, and reception space. Our aim to be a neuromuscular centre of..Read More

2012

The Centre opens and begins providing services

The Centre opens and begins providing services

  2012 sees the opening of the Centre with work starting on building up service-user base and recruiting specialist neuromuscular physiotherapists. Our first advocacy clinic starts, covering house adaptations, care packages, benefits, work place issues and more. This service is run..Read More

2013

Physiotherapy starts at NMC Midlands

Physiotherapy starts at NMC Midlands

The Centre begins providing Physiotherapy treatments – this is followed very shortly by Osteopathy to a great reception and very quickly we find service-users coming from further and further afield. Acupuncture, Tissue Massage, and Nutrition Therapy are all also provided..Read More

2014

New Lead Physiotherapist joins the Centre

New Lead Physiotherapist joins the Centre

With extensive experience in neuromuscular physiotherapy, Ulrike Uta joins Lynn Ward as a Lead Physiotherapist, as the Centre continues to expand and take on more service users.

2015

Aquatic Therapy sessions begin

Aquatic Therapy sessions begin

Lead by physiotherapists Lynn Ward and Ulrike Uta, the first set of Aquatic Therapy taster sessions took place during summer 2015. Following very positive feedback from all who attended, these sessions are being continued and expanded to help more people...Read More

2016

The Centre extends its opening hours due to increased referrals

The Centre extends its opening hours due to increased referrals

The NMC Midlands’ reputation as a unique centre offering specialised physical therapies for people with muscle-wasting conditions is established, and sees increasing popularity and demand for services. In 2016 the Centre extends it’s opening hours and also introduces Reflexology as..Read More

2017

First Osteopathy outreach clinic

First Osteopathy outreach clinic

NMC Midlands announces a new Osteopathy outreach clinic. Based in Droitwich Spa, this outreach clinic will enable more of our service users to have access to the benefits of Osteopathy treatments with Osteopath (and Trustee) Jane. The satellite clinic commenced..Read More

2017

Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre

Rebrand to Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre

In 2017, the decision is made to rebrand and rename the Centre to Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre – this is in response to the following; the term ‘Neuromuscular’ is not widely understood by the general public ‘NMC Midlands’ does not..Read More