Jill Stokes, Physiotherapist

A massive thank you to Jill Stokes, amputee Physiotherapist who provided us with an amazing zoom question and answer session on physio and exercise.

She gave some inspiring advice to the OPUS members who attended and has provided us with some amputee physio sheets that you can find below.

If you have any further questions you feel Jill could answer send OPUS an email and we will ask Jill for you. She also has offered to do a second session should we feel we have enough interest.

We are now all inspired to get active!

OPUS, Finding Your Feet and Steel Bones go head to head in a fun quiz night 13th May @8:05

Charities Steel Bones and Finding Your Feet have challenged user group OPUS to a fun quiz night, if you are not part of any of these groups you are still welcome to join and you will be added to a team.We would love for you to join us, please contact us to be on the team, or just turn up on the night. Use the link below to join. This will be a fab night!
Jane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81547267304?pwd=ZGdPTkhrbWRka3NqR2FSVmNKT1plZz09

Meeting ID: 815 4726 7304
Password: opus

OPUS Q&A with Physiotherapist, Jill Stokes Thursday 14th May @ 8:05pm

We are delighted to welcome Jill Stokes and her physio team to a physio Q & A on Thursday 14th May at 8:05 (after the clap for carers). Please come along to get any help or advice on physio related concerns. Jill has over 20 years experience providing physio to amputees in the NHS. If you cannot make the session but would like us to ask a question please email OPUS and we will ask on your behalf. Everyone from any centre is welcome to join us by using the link below. If you have questions please email us back.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84344117038?pwd=NnNVNDBXVEdJa0RlZ0FLd2YzQkZFQT09

Meeting ID: 843 4411 7038
Password: opus

OPUS presentation to RNOH

OPUS had a wonderful presentation of the equipment purchased from the Tesco Bags of Help Grant secured by Steel Bones for paediatric users at RNOH Stanmore.

It was a special Celebration attended by the Trust’s CEO Rob Hurd and Chair of the Trustees Dominic Dodd, David Bickers CEO The Douglas Bader Foundation plus Radio Brockley. Dr Imad Sedki attended with his Multi Disciplinary Team of prosthetists, orthotists, psychologist and counsellor and representatives from Steeper.

Thank you to OPUS, and your work with Steel bones, for your amazing contribution to the paediatric prosthetic and orthotic service within the RNOH.

Morven McAlinden, Lead Clinical Prosthetist at Stanmore

The first piece is built and in situ – looking forward to welcoming some little people to enjoy the new entertainment!

“Build A Bear” welcomed OPUS & Steel Bones

OPUS and Steel Bones were warmly welcomed by ‘Build A Bear’ in Milton Keynes and we left with 20 soft toys, some having been customised along with several sets of clothes and accessories. We then visited Smyth’s Toys and purchased items for the Paediatric fitting rooms.

Please join us on Tuesday 21st January at the Prosthetic Rehabilitation Centre for our presentation of resources to the Trust and  light refreshments. You will also be able to meet with all staff from both the Orthotic and Prosthetic Departments, representatives from Steeper, Build a Bear, Steel Bones and the Douglas Bader Foundation along with Rob Hurd, CEO of the Trust and Dominic Dodd, Chair of the Board of Trustees.