With Covid restrictions lifting, Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards paid a go to to the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Stanford Corridor close to East Leake.
The DMRC, which gives medical care and rehabilitation to serving armed forces personnel, opened in 2018 and is likely one of the most state-of-the-art armed forces medical amenities within the nation.
Amenities embrace a swimming pool, a number of gymnasiums, out of doors amputee mobility rehabilitation areas and a state-of-the-art analysis facility.
Ruth met with Commanding Workplace Group Captain Chris Rowley and his staff and was given each a briefing on the work of the DMRC and a tour of the hospital and the analysis institute.
Along with watching bodily rehabilitation lessons and amputee mobility workout routines, Ruth had the chance to speak with sufferers and employees about their time at Stanford Corridor and the impression it was having on injured service personnel.
Ruth additionally met with Russ Coppack, the DMRC’s Scientific Analysis Supervisor and noticed the bottom breaking work he’s doing to enhance the effectiveness and high quality of medical rehabilitation.
Ruth was proven the biggest medical biomechanics efficiency lab within the UK and the world-leading Laptop Assisted Rehabilitation Surroundings (CAREN) coach.
Considered one of solely seven related amenities on this planet, CAREN makes use of a mix of 3-D movement seize cameras and high-definition projectors to supply a completely immersive, digital actuality surroundings permitting simulation of a variety of real-world conditions.
Talking after the go to, Ruth mentioned:
“I used to be delighted to lastly have the prospect to go to the DMRC. Like so many different issues, Covid has made it actually troublesome to get there safely prior to now.
This facility is unbelievable. It was nice to fulfill Group Captain Rowley and his staff and to see the important work they’re doing, enormous due to all of them for giving up their time. The rehab being performed right here is permitting many extra serving personnel to get again into lively service or to stay their lives with out fixed ache.
I used to be additionally fascinated to see the ground-breaking analysis undertaken proper right here in Rushcliffe. I can be shouting about their unbelievable work to ministerial colleagues in Westminster and pushing for the Minister to go to as quickly as it’s potential to take action.”
Russ Coppack, the ADMR’s Analysis Mgr mentioned:
“The ADMR delivers, develops & maintains a programme of class-leading analysis so as to promote steady enchancment within the effectiveness & high quality of medical rehabilitation at DMRC Stanford Corridor & throughout the UK Defence Rehabilitation setting.
The present focus centres round trauma rehabilitation, musculoskeletal damage & COVID-19 analysis priorities. The ADVANCE research is a 20-year analysis programme investigating the long-term well being outcomes of battle casualties & amputees injured in the course of the IRAQ & Afghanistan campaigns. The Navy COVID research will describe and report the medium to long-term issues of COVID within the UK Navy inhabitants in danger (PAR). A programme of musculoskeletal damage analysis consists of giant pan-Defence research investigating hip ache, tendon accidents and novel interventions.
ADMR enjoys entry to world class analysis amenities together with a physiology lab & the biggest medical biomechanics efficiency lab (BPL) within the UK. Amenities additionally embrace a high-end Laptop Assisted Rehabilitation Surroundings (CAREN) coach. Considered one of solely seven related amenities on this planet, CAREN makes use of a mix of 3-D movement seize cameras and high-definition projectors to supply a completely immersive, digital actuality surroundings permitting simulation of a variety of real looking visible and audible settings. Present and future analysis utilizing the CAREN will discover its utility as a medical intervention software with the continued goal of incorporating this expertise as a routine factor of affected person rehabilitation.”