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Helping Jane overcome her spinal cord injury

Following a spinal cord injury in 2007 which left her tetraplegic, Jane Kirkbride used the Niagara NHC Cyclo-Therapy pad during her rehabilitation at the London Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) at Stanmore. Jane explains how the therapy pad has helped her:

“After I was discharged from Stanmore, I continued my rehabilitation in a nursing home where massage, ranging, stretching and splinting – alongside Botox therapy – worked well and there were always carers available to do it. It was also effective in the community, but was dependent on the continuity of carers capable of learning to do it well as I was always wary of inexperienced people damaging the integrity of my joints. But continuity in the community is hard to find and it isn’t always possible to give newcomers a proper induction.

However, with the Niagara NHC Cyclo-Therapy pad I was able to continue the beneficial massage therapy at home without the need for external help. Using the pad by resting my arms on the pad one at a time, I really started to feel a reduction in tension in my muscles in my arm, shoulder and across my back. The tension relief lasted for about two weeks which was fantastic. I also noticed a cosmetic benefit too, as my improved circulation had plumped up my fingers and compared to other treatments which had been necessary but painful, using the pad was pleasurable and was something I enjoyed using.

Furthermore, I anticipate ongoing use of the therapy pad will enable me to maintain my hand tone at the right balance between softness and power for me to achieve optimal function in carrying out the activities of my choice. Obviously, this will bring with it more autonomy and satisfaction in my everyday performance.”

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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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