The start of the year often sparks a health kick for many people, and with demand for health, wellbeing and mindfulness services at an all-time high, there was no better time for GTG to be part of the largest event in Guernsey to help promote this.
Les Beaucamps High School was host to the 2019 Guernsey Health and Wellness Show on Sunday 27th January and GTG were keen to be part of this to showcase everything they have to offer.
GTG’s knowledgeable staff were on hand to provide information, advice and much more to everyone who visited them, allowing an opportunity for people to explore the different therapies and services that GTG offer, which can help enhance your lifestyle and ensure people are living happier and healthier lives.
If you think physiotherapy may be of benefit to you or someone you know, or if you are unsure if physiotherapy can help you, please do not hesitate to contact us to find out more at https://www.guernseytherapygroup.com/contact-us/
Happy New Year to all of our patients, staff and friends, we hope that 2019 is a wonderful year for you all. While the fireworks were going off around the world, as well as celebrating the start of what we hope will be another great year, the 1st January 2019 also marked GTG’s 21st Birthday.
Not being ones to pass up the opportunity for a party the directors and founders of GTG, Denise Robilliard and Dawn Thomas, hosted a birthday party to celebrate this milestone occasion, welcoming many staff members, service users and health care professionals, all familiar with the great service that GTG offers.
The party was held at GTG’s St Martin’s clinic, which made the perfect venue, and a wonderful time was had by all while everyone was treated to drinks, canapés and a huge personalised birthday cake. The event provided Dawn and Denise the opportunity to thank many of the people who have supported GTG over the years, in particular their hard working and dedicated staff who have helped GTG go from strength to strength and develop into the largest physiotherapy provider in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
Here’s to the next 21 years!
GTG Physiotherapist Kay Pires and GTG Physiotherapy Assistant Marion Marquis are no strangers to having fun and keeping fit. They both understand the positive benefits of physical activity on good health and wellbeing being regular members of the Guernsey Walking Football club.
Marions says “our ethos is Fun, Fitness and Football. Anyone can come along and have a go. We have people who have had heart surgery, mental health problems, knee and ankle operations. The club encourage doctor’s surgeries and health professionals to recommend people to join us.” The club have taken part in a ‘murrati’ against Jersey and won! We also have English teams come over to Guernsey for a tournament, as well as local corporate team tournaments. The club also supports days like The Bobby Moore Foundation/ Sports Commission. The emphasis is on getting fit in a gentle non-contact way.
They would encourage anyone to come along and join them. Visit the Guernsey Walking Football Club facebook page to see what the club gets up to and spot the GTG physio team members out of uniform! Or e-mail the club email@example.com for more information or details.
Evidence shows us that physical activity has benefits both physically for our health and also mentally for our mental health and general wellbeing.
Finding time to exercise or finding an activity that you enjoy can be a challenge.
At GTG we aim to support anything that can prevent avoidable ill health and promote good health which can include being physically active.
Working as health professionals in a physiotherapy clinic we aim to practice what we preach but like everyone it is not always easy or fun! See below for details on the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy latest campaign Love Activity, Hate Exercise? Public Campaign by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy designed to get the nation moving.
The Pride of Guernsey Awards are back for a third year and GTG are proud to announce that the Neurological Physiotherapy Team have received two nominations in the category of ‘Angel of the Year’.
Patients have expressed their thanks and pride for four of GTG’s Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Assistants.
Team lead Physiotherapist Michelle Young and Physiotherapy Assistant Adam Sensi have been nominated for their patience and understanding when assisting a patient’s return to full health.
Clinical lead Physiotherapist Anne Coates (nee McAuliffe) and Physiotherapy Assistant Tom Jones have been nominated by a patient who describes them as ‘two lovely people’ who helped improve both their physical and mental health, ‘giving them hope for future health’.
The Pride of Guernsey Award, launched by The Guernsey Press in 2016, gives islanders their chance to recognise the individuals at the centre of our community.
For further information on The Pride of Guernsey wards, patient stories, and voting, please log into: https://prideofguernsey.com/award/21/angel-of-the-year