KMPT Prosthetic Technical staff supporting World Para Athletics Championships

Date: 07 July 2017

LondonPara

KMPT Prosthetic Technical staff have been selected by Ottobock UK to join the Official Prosthetic, Orthotic and Wheelchair Service Team, providing track-side support to Paralympian’s.

Rob Hollamby (Lead Clinical Support Technician) and Gary Cleall (Kings Rehabilitation Engineer (trainee)) from the Specialist Equipment Services, Gillingham (Specialist Services, Forensic and Specialist Service Line) have been selected by Ottobock UK to join their 22 strong technical support team at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London between 14 and 23 July.

Rose Waters, Service Manager for Specialist Services commented: “I’m delighted that Specialist Services staff have been selected to take part in this initiative, supporting athletes to achieve their full potential. This is a true testament to the wealth of experience and the depth of knowledge our staff within our Specialist Services have. The Centre provides an essential rehabilitation service for the whole of the county and I've no doubt our specialised staff will be a valuable asset.”

Ottobock is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of prosthetic limbs, orthotic supports and wheelchairs that facilitate independence. This will be the 37th time Ottobock have provided technical repair services at events, including 15 Paralympic Games, 3 Invictus Games, 7 World Athletics Championships and the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Phillip Yates Managing Director at Ottobock UK commented, “We are delighted Rob and Gary will be part of the technical service team for the World Para Athletics Championships London 2017. Ottobock has been providing technical service since the Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games, and the quality of our people, their professional expertise and years of experience is an essential service that athletes know they can rely on.”

Located behind the scenes at the London Stadium, the repair centre will be fully equipped with the machinery and parts to repair any problems athletes may have with their equipment.

Rob and Gary will join a team of orthotic and prosthetic professionals, welders, wheelchair technicians and support staff providing essential maintenance and repairs to equipment used by athletes. Rob will be responsible for repairing prosthetic limbs that need adjustment and Gary will be concentrating on wheelchair repairs.

Please follow the link below for more information regarding the Disablement Services Centre:

www.kmpt.nhs.uk/services/disablement-services-centre/7171
 

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    KMPT staff to provide track side support to Paralympian's
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