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Case Study

GS | Brain Injury | Dorset

33-year-old male, who sustained a grade 3 diffuse axonal injury from a falling tree and received CPR at the scene. He had an ITU stay and NHS inpatient rehabilitation before being transferred to a specialist-supported living service for an intensive rehabilitation package.

Main Areas Affected

• Right arm and leg weakness
• Reduced core stability
• Slurred Speech
• Impaired concentration, planning and problem-solving

Functional Ability on Admission

• Using a powered or manual wheelchair for indoor and outdoor mobility
• Using a standing aid and assistance for transfers
• Assistance needed with personal care and meal preparation
• No functional use of right arm

Hobbs Rehabilitation Input

• Inpatient (24 weeks)
• Physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy
• Neurotechnology (functional electrical stimulation, GripAble)
• Aquatic physiotherapy

Functional Ability on Discharge

• Walking with a 4-wheeled frame indoors and outdoors (supervision required outdoors)
• Independent with personal care using both arms in standing
• Supervision and occasional physical assistance with meal preparation using both arms in standing
• Pursuing hobbies such as fishing and golf with adaptations


125% Improvement
Modified Rivermead
42% Improvement
Timed Up and Go
48% Improvement


Complete a 1.6 mile pier to pier walk with a 4 wheeled walker and raise funds for charity
Independent with personal care
Participate in hobbies such as fishing and golf


“God knows where I would be if it wasn’t for Hobbs. All the therapists have been completely reliable, very professional, caring and helpful.”

“To say that I am pleased with Hobbs for their contribution to GS’ recovery would be a massive understatement. It has come across very clearly that nothing has been too much trouble if it was thought that it would be beneficial to him. He has improved so much since being at Eilat and having the Hobbs team on board. They have definitely gone above and beyond what I would have expected. I feel that GS has been very lucky to have had their involvement in the continued improvement towards his goal of leading a normal life again. I will always be extremely grateful to each and every one who has been a part of his journey.”

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