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"Mental Health Physiotherapy service - Mind and Move"

About: Fife Community Services / Community Mental Health Stratheden Hospital / Adult mental health

(as a service user),

I was referred to the service to get help with my physical fitness because it was having a negative effect on my mental health. I am disabled and chronically ill and I wasn't sure if they'd be able to help me. 

I attended my assessment appointment right before shielding started so I had to cancel my first proper appointment. I was delighted when they contacted me to say we could use the 'Near Me' video links to have remote appointments.

During lockdown I had regular video appointments with Steve Adamiak who talked me through different exercises I could try and different ways of tracking my progress. This proved to be even more important than I'd been expecting as I faced a series of new health challenges, each one of which destroyed all the progress I'd made and forced us to restart.

I now have a bunch of tools to track changes in my health and to keep me focused on my fitness goals. I really believe that without Steve's help I would probably now be mostly bedbound. I now have hope that as things open up post lockdown I'll be able to get out of the house and back into the world.

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Response from John Wilson, Lead Nurse, Mental Health Adult Community Services, NHS Fife 8 months ago
John Wilson
Lead Nurse, Mental Health Adult Community Services,
NHS Fife
Submitted on 28/05/2021 at 15:41
Published on Care Opinion at 15:53

Thank you very much for your kind comments. I have shared your message with the Clinical Service Manager for the Mental Health Physiotherapy Service and they have asked me to pass on their appreciation. They have assured me that they will pass on your comments to Steve.

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