Trio of new hires for amputee rehabilitation clinic

Pace, the specialist rehabilitation clinic for amputees, has announced a trio of new senior hires at its clinic in Amersham. Buckinghamshire.

Practice manager Ankita Mistry, workshop technician Matt Harding and prosthetist Abdul Hakim have been confirmed as new members of the team.

Their appointments come after the clinic reached a major milestone at the end of the year by treating its 3,000th patient in the past decade. The clinic is the largest independent prosthetic service provider in the UK.

Patients are referred to the clinic by personal injury solicitors working with individuals who have sustained major trauma in a road accident or workplace incident. Most patients have undergone major amputations of the upper or lower limbs.

Abdul Hakim is an experienced prosthetist and joins the clinic from his previous role at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore) in London, where he has worked since 2001. He is joined by former colleague Matt Harding who also worked there for six years as workshop technician.

Ankita Mistry joins from the NHS and previously led a team to deliver a major Prosthetic and Orthotic Service contract to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on behalf of Blatchford.

Jamie Gillespie, prosthetist at Pace Rehabilitation, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Ankita, Abdul and Matt on board as we continue to expand the range of support we offer to amputees. We are committed to hiring and retaining the top specialists in their field and our new colleagues are no exception to this. Their credentials are first class and their experience will make a positive impact on the outcomes we are getting for our patients.”

Pace Rehabilitation was launched in 2003 by a small team of experienced clinicians who wanted to provide a more integrated approach to the treatment of people who had sustained limb loss.

The clinic now employs more than 40 staff across two sites in  Amersham (Buckinghamshire) and  Bredbury (Cheshire).

Scott Richardson, Business Development Manager, at Pace Rehabilitation, added:

“We are proud that we’ve been able to maintain our level of service during the pandemic and that we are in a position to be able to create new roles for talented new team members so we can continue providing this life-changing treatment and support for our patients.”

Pace manufactures bespoke prosthetic devices in-house. Patients are assessed, measured and treated over several sessions to optimise their outcome. As well as providing physical rehabilitation in the form of prosthetic and therapy input, the clinic also provides psychological support to safeguard the mental wellbeing of its patients who have often experienced a major traumatic event. It also focuses on the use of new technology to enhance the experience of prosthetics for its patients.

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