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Gary's re4covbery from Transverse Myelitis (TM)

Aged just 56, while at work, Gary suddenly lost both feeling and movement in his hands and arms and by the time an ambulance had arrived, he had completely lost the use of his legs. This sudden onset of paralysis had been caused by a condition known as Transverse Myelitis (TM) which is a rare neurological condition which causes damage to the myelin and the neurons in the spinal cord.   This onset of TM led to Gary having a C3 spinal cord injury and he was immediately taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow for treatment.  However, Gary then caught pneumonia and owing to the severity of his condition went into a coma for three weeks.  He had subsequently then been transferred to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge who were better equipped to care for him.  Following a 2 month stay, Gary then entered a period of rehabilitation at St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping.  Within 5 weeks, Gary had begun to walk again.  He is now training to become a mentor as part of a scheme run by the Spinal Injury Association to help others who have been affected by a spinal cord injury.

Throughout his ongoing rehabilitation, Gary visited the spinal cord injury specialists at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) at Stanmore and it was here that he was introduced to NHC Cyclo-Therapy from Niagara.  Gary explains how the therapy pad has helped him:

“While at Stanmore, I began to use the circulation stimulation pads to improve my hand movement.  I found it to be a very relaxing way to improve the circulation in my hands and within 20 minutes of using the pad, I really started to feel the difference.  Having improved hand movement allowed the Occupational Therapists to massage my hands and increase manipulation.  However, I found it difficult to achieve the same results at home which was when the specialists at the RNOH suggested I purchase my own therapy pad.  I really can’t believe the difference it is making to my rehabilitation process, I find it easy to use and very comfortable.  I’m definitely making steady progress and owing to the NHC Cyclo-Therapy vibration, I’ve really started to notice an improvement in my hand movement.  I’d thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wishes to improve their muscle movement and improve circulation, it has made such a difference for me.”

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About Niagara Therapy®

Niagara Therapy® has been making riser recliner chairs and adjustable beds in the UK for over 50 years and are recognised as the industry leader when it comes to quality and service, we are also members of the NHC Group.

Niagara Therapy’s unique NHC Cyclo-Therapy system, the ultimate in soothing pain relieving therapy, is a medically-proven cyclo-massage therapy system that works to improve blood circulation providing effective pain relief from a variety of health conditions including: arthritis; sciatica; stress & anxiety; back pain and spinal disorders; hip pain; varicose veins; night cramp; puffy & swollen ankles; mobility issues and poor blood circulation; and water retention and oedema.

Our products are specially designed to help those with mobility problems or who suffer from particular medical conditions, indeed Niagara Therapy beds and riser recliner chairs are used by a range of people with varying levels of disability, and as such we are registered with the UK Government’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority and have certification of ISO 9001:2000.

All of our cycloidal vibration products are CE marked and certified as Class 2A Medical Devices as regulated by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA).

VAT Exemption

If you are thinking of purchasing an Niagara Therapy Adjustable Bed or Riser Recliner Chair that is intended for domestic use then you could be eligible for VAT exemption as part of the HMRC notice 701/7 (VAT Act 1994, Section 30, Section 8 Group 12). Most people don’t realise that they qualify so do take notice to check criteria below alternatively call to speak to one of our fully trained advisors.
You are eligible if you are:

  • Suffering with a condition that the medical profession treats as chronic sickness, such as diabetes,

  • Are disabled (Excluding temporary incapacitation for example a broken limb),

  • Suffer from physical or mental impairment which has long term and substantial adverse effect on you carrying out your everyday activities,

  • Terminally Ill.

About NHC Group

Niagara Healthcare Ltd is a UK-based healthcare and mobility products direct sales and manufacturing company with three locations across the UK. Established for over 50 years, we have a long history of helping thousands of people enjoy a more rich, fulfilling and healthier lifestyle.

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