Introducing Stephen Wood

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September 7, 2018

Introducing Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood

Nyton’s Physiotherapist and Health Coach

Stephen has been working with Nyton House for the past 9-months and during this time we have a dramatic shift in how Physiotherapy is used in the Home. His focus on ‘re-enablement’ has helped our residents improve mobility and reduce the risk of falls. This blog gives us more insight into his background.

Having qualified as a Physiotherapist, Stephen worked at the Royal Free Hospital in north London before returning to the coast where I was based at St Richard’s for 5 years. From here I developed my passion for helping older people regain their maximum potential. During this period Stephen undertook a Masters Degree focusing on the psychology of older people and how to help rehabilitate people after illness and trauma. This higher degree allowed me to work for 11 years in St George’s Hospital, a huge London teaching hospital where amongst others, Prince William would regularly practice landing his army helicopter on the helipad above us!

Whilst I commuted daily on the train from the South coast to London, I studied for a high level Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentorship which I have since adapted to work as a Health Coach. Alongside my physiotherapy role, this valuable additional role incorporates listening to people that have had a life changing illness or accident, and through dialect, we develop strategies together to help move their life forward, reach their goals and regain their full potential.

So through either Physiotherapy or Health Coaching I am in a fortunate position to help people of all ages and backgrounds regain their maximum potential.

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